The New York Rangers announced their development camp roster, which features all nine picks from the 2018 Draft.
The New York Rangers enjoyed a huge draft, making nine selections as they attempt to rebuild their organization after failing to make the playoffs. They fired Alain Vigneault and executed several moves to get younger and acquire picks.
After the draft comes the development camp, which starts on June 25. The Rangers announced their roster via Twitter on Sunday and, to nobody’s surprise, it includes several big names.
#NYR prospect development camp starts tomorrow!
The roster includes Kravtsov, Miller Lundkvist & the rest of the 2018 #NYRDraft class along with 2017 1st rounders Andersson & Chytil as well as acquisitions Hajek, Howden & Lindgren.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) June 24, 2018
The Rangers are sending three players who made appearances with the team last season, as Lias Andersson, Filip Chytil and Alexandar Georgiev are all on the roster. Andersson had one goal and two points in seven NHL games, while Chytil tallied one goal and three points in nine games.
Georgiev made 10 appearances with the team, producing a scary 3.15 goals against average. However, he did put forth a stellar .918 save percentage and was the victim of a bad defense. The young Bulgarian did enough to show he deserves to be the backup goalie next season.
Additionally, the team is sending this year’s first-round picks Vitali Kravstov, K’Andre Miller and Nils Lundkvist to the camp. Kravstov is a right winger while Miller and Lundkvist play defense.
Kravstov collected four goals and seven points in 35 games during the KHL season with Chelyabinsk Traktor. However, he stepped up during the playoffs, putting up six goals and 11 points in 16 games. He has one year remaining on his KHL contract although he may buy himself out of it.
Miller skated with the US National Under-18 Team. He is expected to play with the University of Wisconsin this winter. Lundkvist split time between the SHL and their top junior league last season. The Rangers are likely to leave him in Sweden for another season.
- Lias Andersson – 2017 first round (seventh overall)
- Morgan Barron – 2017 sixth round (174th overall)
- Mason Bergh – Tryout
- Filip Chytil – 2017 first round (21st overall)
- Gabriel Fontaine – 2016 sixth round (171st overall)
- Tim Gettinger – 2016 fifth round (141st overall)
- Kevin Hancock – Tryout
- Brett Howden – Trade with Tampa Bay Lightning (2018)
- Riley Hughes – 2018 seventh round (216th overall)
- Vitali Kravstov – 2018 first round (ninth overall)
- Dawson Leedahl – Unrestricted free agent (2017)
- Michael Lindqvist – Unrestricted free agent (2018)
- Dylan McLaughlin – Tryout
- Drew Melanson – Tryout
- Josh Melnick – Tryout
- Ville Meskanen – Unrestricted free agent (2018)
- Lauri Pajuniemi – 2018 fifth round (132nd overall)
- Ty Ronning – 2016 seventh round (201st overall)
- Alex Basso – Tryout
- Sean Day – 2016 third round (81st overall)
- Nico Gross – 2018 fourth round (101st overall)
- Libor Hajek – Trade with Tampa Bay Lightning (2018)
- Joey Keane – 2018 third round (88th overall)
- Simon Kjellberg – 2018 sixth round (163rd overall)
- Ryan Lindgren – Trade with Boston Bruins (2018)
- Nils Lundkvist – 2018 first round (29th overall)
- K’Andre Miller – 2018 first round (22nd overall)
- Tyler Nanne – 2014 fifth round (142 overall) – Also listed as a forward on the official roster
- Brogan Rafferty – Tryout
- Jacob Ragnarsson – 2018 third round (70th overall)
- Calle Sjalin – 2017 fifth round (145th overall)
- Josh Teves – Tryout
- Alexandar Georgiev – Unrestricted free agent (2017)
- Adam Huska – 2015 seventh round (184th overall)
- Olof Lindbom – 2018 second round (39th overall)
- Tyler Wall – 2016 sixth round (174th overall)