BY: 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.”
Posted in AHL, Connecticut Whale, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged AHL, Ann Arbor, Carl Hagelin, Chad Kolarik, Colin White, Connecticut Whale, Frölunda HC, Gordie Clark, Henrik Lundqvist, Jesper Fasth, Jim Schoenfeld, Los Angeles Kings, National Hockey League, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Rangers F.C., Red Berenson, Sweden, Tim Erixon
2011 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.
Posted in Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged Canada, Chris Kreider, Czech Republic, IIHF World U20 Championship, International Ice Hockey Federation, Jesper Fasth, New York Rangers, Roman Horak, Ryan Bourque, Sweden, United States, World Junior Championships
By 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
Posted in AHL, Connecticut Whale, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged AHL, Chris Kreider, Connecticut Whale, Czech Republic, Denis Hamel, Hartford Whalers, Hockey, Jesper Fasth, Mats Zuccarello, Roman Horan, Ryan Bourque, Ryan McDonagh, sport, United States
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
Posted in Hockey, Sports
Tagged 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Chris Kreider, Elitserien, IIHF World U20 Championship, Jesper Fasth, NHL Entry Draft, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Roman Horak, Ryan Bourque, United States men's national ice hockey team, World Junior Championships