New York Rangers' Kredier feels 110%
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

New York Rangers power forward Chris Kreider makes the claim that his body is at “110 percent” right now.

New York Rangers power forward Chris Kreider, along with Vitali Kravtsov and Nils Lundkvist, appeared with Bruce Beck on his NBC show “Sports Final” on Sunday night.

Kreider, along with his newly drafted Rangers teammates, was discussing the NHL Draft on Friday night. They spoke about how the new guys felt being apart of the Rangers organization along with the sights and sounds of New York City.

As the conversation went on, Kreider was asked by Beck how he was feeling. Kreider didn’t disappoint in response.

I’d say I am 110% compared to last season. It was a weird season for a lot of different reasons. Some scary stuff but at the same time I wouldn’t have it any other way, really good learning experience and came out the other side a lot better as a person and hockey player,” as was reported by SNY.

Kreider suffered through a true scare last season.

During a game against the Washington Capitals in December, he felt a tightness in his right arm and was taken to the hospital. The diagnosis was a blood clot which required surgery to remove a part of his rib, a contributing factor as the cause of the clot.

At the time of surgery, it was unclear if Kreider would be able to resume his NHL career.

On Feb. 18, Kreider returned to the Rangers lineup with a new attitude. Though the locker room looked different as many players were traded, Kreider’s love for the game was at its highest level. He skated with a purpose and with a determination not to let his teammates down.

In the final 21 games the forward appeared in, he scored five goals with 15 points. His energy and hard-hitting ways returned as he dominated the ice with his speed and size.

He’s seemingly a new man on the ice who’s truly learned to appreciate what he almost lost forever.

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. I can be reached at