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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

Speedy Carl Hagelin is being given a good chance of making the New York Rangers this season off a stellar career at the University of Michigan and a solid showing with the Connecticut Whale in the playoffs in April.

But Hagelin had never attended the Rangers’ prospects camp until late June because of injuries the last two years. He prepped for the camp doing a lot of running and lifting weights with his brother in their native Sweden and felt fortunate to be one of the older players (22) after the standout career at Michigan. He co-captained the Wolverines to the NCAA title game in April, losing 3-2 in overtime to Minnesota-Duluth, and then spent three weeks practicing and playing regular shifts with the Whale after signing an amateur tryout contract.

“Playing for Michigan was pretty tough because of a lot of good players who are drafted, so I was kind of used to the tempo (in prospects camp),” Hagelin said at the Rangers’ training center in Greenburgh, N.Y. “There was always a good pace, but I was used to that. So it was kind of what I expected, but obviously the testing was a bit tougher than I expected. I wasn’t used to skating three laps in a row six times. You never really skate three laps in a game or in practice, so it was obviously good for your mental toughness and overall skating.”

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RANGERS PROSPECTS WJC RECAP

New York R2011 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP

Rangers’ prospects Chris Kreider and Ryan Bourque lead USA to the bronze medal

New York, January 6, 2011 – Rangers’ prospects Chris Kreider and Ryan Bourque helped lead Team USA to the bronze medal at the 2011 IIHF U20 World Junior Championship in Buffalo, NY.

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FROM THE CREASE with Bruce Berlet

Bruce HeadshotBy Bruce Berlet

Four possible future forwards on the Connecticut Whale have been selected to play in the World Junior Hockey Championship Sunday through Jan. 5 in Buffalo, N.Y.

Top prospects Chris Kreider and Ryan Bourque are two of eight returnees to Team USA, while Roman Horan and Jesper Fasth will be playing for the Czech Republic and Sweden. Continue reading

YOUNG GUYS REPRESENTING

FOUR RANGERS PROSPECTS TO PARTICIPATE

IN THE 2011 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Chris Kreider, Ryan Bourque, Roman Horak, and Jesper Fasth

to represent their native country in the elite tournament

New York, December 22, 2010 – New York Rangers’ prospects Chris Kreider and Ryan Bourque have been selected to represent Team USA at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, New York.  The tournament will take place from December 26 – January 5.  This will be the second appearance for both players in the tournament, having captured the Gold Medal with Team USA last year. Continue reading