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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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CARL HAGELIN QUESTIONS

If you have a question you’d like to ask of Rangers / Whale prospect, Carl Hagelin, here’s your chance.

Carl has agreed to do an interview with Howlings and we would love to have him answer your questions in addition to ours.

Simply reply to this post and put your comment / question in and we will bring them to him and get as many answered as we can.

FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

PORTLAND, Maine – A week ago Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., Carl Hagelin experienced the biggest bummer of his hockey life.

Saturday night at Cumberland County Civic Center, Hagelin began “the next chapter of my life” while trying to put the aftereffects of the University of Michigan’s 3-2 overtime loss to Minnesota-Duluth in the NCAA championship game in his rear-view mirror. Continue reading

FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

HARTFORD, CT. – The newest Connecticut Whale player, University of Michigan left wing/captain Carl Hagelin, circled the team’s XL Center locker room early Wednesday afternoon, extending his right hand to introduce himself.

Hagelin, fresh off exit meetings with his Wolverine teammates after a 3-2 overtime loss to the Minnesota Duluth in the NCAA title game Saturday night, didn’t know any of his new teammates except one, injured right wing Chad Kolarik.

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