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RANGERS MAKE PROMOTIONS

New York RangersRANGERS ANNOUNCE HOCKEY CLUB PERSONNEL PROMOTIONS

Jeff Gorton named Assistant General Manager;

Kevin Maxwell named Director of Professional Scouting

New York, July 11, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has promoted Jeff Gorton to Assistant General Manager and Kevin Maxwell to Director of Professional Scouting.

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TO QUALIFY OR NOT TO QUALIFY

Connecticut WhaleFor young restricted free agents, whether their parent teams qualify them or not is one of the most stressful times of their career.

Get qualified and the dream continues. Don’t be qualified and you’re hitting the unemployment line looking for work.

For the New York Rangers that time has come and gone and all of their restricted free agents have found out what’s in the envelope.

YOUNGSTERS PACKING FOR SUMMER CAMP

New York Rangers2011 RANGERS PROSPECT DEVELOPMENT CAMP

New York, June 26, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club will hold the 2011 Prospect Development Camp, Monday, June 27th – Friday, July 1st, at the Madison Square Garden Training Center.  The camp will bring together several of the team’s top prospects, including Christian Thomas, Tim Erixon, Carl Hagelin, Ryan Bourque, and Dylan McIlrath.  In addition, players selected at the NHL Entry Draft on Friday and Saturday in Minnesota, including first round selection J.T. Miller, will participate in the camp.

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DRAFT SUMMARY

New York RangersRANGERS MAKE SIX SELECTIONS IN 2011 NHL DRAFT

Blueshirts select 4 forwards and 2 defensemen

New York, June 25, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather, along with Director of Player Personnel, Gordie Clark, oversaw the club’s activity in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The club, which held six picks in the draft, selected four forwards and two defensemen.

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1BY: Bruce Berlet

With goaltending and defense in lots of good hands, it wasn’t surprising the New York Rangers’ first four picks in the NHL draft Friday night and Saturday were forwards.

With the 15th pick, the Rangers chose center/left wing Jonathan T. Miller, who led Team USA in scoring with four goals and nine assists in six games en route to winning the gold medal in the Under-18 World Junior Championship in Germany. He tied for third among all skaters in points and was selected by tournament coaches as Team USA’s top player in the elite event.

Miller’s selection at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., came with some emotion, as it was announced by Aaron Boogaard, the younger brother of Derek Boogaard, the Rangers’ left wing who died at 28 at his apartment in Minneapolis on May 13. Boogaard, whose late brother was a seventh-round pick of the host Minnesota Wild in 2001, was introduced by Rangers director of player personnel Gordie Clark.

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GRACHEV SENT PACKING

New York RangersWe hate to say we told you so, but we told you so.

For all they press attention that surrounded Evgeny Grachev, repeatedly Howlings readers were told that it was just that – Hype.

While we’re completely sure that he won’t ever say so publicly or otherwise, we’d be willing to bet that the happiest man in the New York Rangers organization today is Connecticut Whale head coach Ken Gernander.

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A FUTURE WHALE IS BORN?

New York RangersWith their first pick in the 2011 NHL Entry draft, 15th overall, the New York Rangers selected centerman J.T. Miller.

One never knows what’s going to happen or how a player is going to turn out from the first round.

Will they turn out to be like Hall-of-Famer Brian Leetch (#9 overall in 1986) or will they be a Michael Stewart (#13 overall in 1990) who never played a single game in the NHL.

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CHECKERS DRAFTING A PARTY

Charlotte CheckersCHECKERS TO HOST ‘DRAUGHT FOR THE DRAFT’ AT BUFFALO WILD WINGS

June 24 event will be first chance to get NHL preseason game tickets

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Charlotte Checkers today announced the details of this year’s “Draught for the Draft” party in conjunction with the NHL Entry Draft. The event will take place on Friday, June 24 from 6-10 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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OF COURSE THEY GOT HIM…HE’S A LEGACY

New York RangersMaybe you’ll get the same feeling when you hear the full news on this, but when we heard the news that the New York Rangers made today in acquiring defenseman Tim Erixon, the son of one-time Ranger Jan Erixon, it just felt eerily like elements of Flounder and Pinto pledging to the Delta  Tau Chi fraternity in the film Animal House.

Flounder says, “No sweat. My (Father Jan) was a (Ranger). That makes me a legacy. They have to take me. It’s their law. Don’t worry.”

So the New York Rangers sent their two second round picks in the upcoming NHL draft in Minneapolis to the Calgary Flames and the team’s 2009 fifth round choice forward Roman Horak to get Erixon and a fifth round pick.

What makes this extremely strange is that the Rangers organization is extremely deep on defense and Horak is an offensive minded forward which the team is very low on.

This has the feeling that another move is coming that will see some defense leaving.

Okay, Since I’m acting like Bud Fox with my analysis of this situation,  we move on to Wall Street…

Gordon Gekko says, “Bright but not bright enough, Sherlock, roll the dice and play a little monopoly… what box would (Glen Sather) land on (to get himself a forward)?

That boys and girls is up to you to decide…

Here’s the official release:

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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