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The New York Rangers season may have ended earlier this month, but the future of the club continues to play on the international level.

The New York Rangers prospects are having an impressive offseason.

Both of the Rangers first round draft picks in the 2017 draft will be participating in the Carlson Hockey Games. Lias Andersson will play for Team Sweden and Filip Chytil will play for the Czech Republic. To add a little more flair to the international competition, Pavel Buchnevich will join goaltender Igor Shestyorkin as they represent Team Russia in the Carlson Hockey Games.


The battle of the prospects will begin on Apr. 19 with Sweden taking on Russia, Apr. 21 has Sweden vs. the Czech Republic and Apr. 22 brings the Czech Republic against Russia. The Carlson Hockey Games will be played at Tipsport Arena, Pardubice, Czech Republic, and Arena 2000 Lokomotiv, Yaroslav, Russia, from April 19-22.

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Brett Howden scores the game-winner for the Moose Jaw Warriors

Prospect Bret Howden scored the game-winning goal for Moose Jaw last Tuesday night. The goal gave the team a 2-1 series lead in the WHL Playoffs as they played the Swift Current Broncos.

Ty Ronning’s had plenty of shots on goal this season

Ty Ronning loves to shoot the puck. A lot! Matt Calamia of NYRangers.com tweeted on Monday that Ronning had 339 shots on goal in 70 regular season games. He also had 33 shots in seven playoff games with Vancouver in the WHL and 11 shots on goal while in the AHL with the Hartford Wolf Pack. While with Vancouver in the WHL, Ronning scored 61 goals with 23 assists for 84 points in 70 games. He then finished off the season playing for the Wolf Pack in Hartford (AHL).

Former Captain Ryan McDonagh was not surprised Alain Vigneault was fired

Brett Cyrgails of the New York Post tweeted what I am sure many already knew. Former captain Ryan McDonagh, in town for Tampa Bay’s Game 3 at the Prudential Center against New Jersey on Monday night, answered the question many were waiting to hear regarding his former coach Alain Vigneault.

McDonagh’s response to the Vigneault inquiry was simple,

“It wasn’t necessarily a very big surprise just because everything that’s been going on, the changes. It just makes sense, if you’re going to go in a big different direction, you might as well start with a new coach at the same time.”

McDonagh was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning along with J.T. Miller on the last day of the trade deadline.

Other Rangers News, Stories

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  • ESNY’s Dominick Renna grades the Left Wings of the New York Rangers this season.

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A graduate of St. John's University class of '91. I have been a fan of The New York Rangers since the days of Peter Puck. Founder of Ranger Proud, the Facebook page that covers all news, notes , pre /post game stats, and player quotes. Follow me at Facebook/RangerProud, Twitter @RangerProud & and @FrankCurto On Instagram, Ranger.proud