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— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) August 30, 2017
There are no real surprises on the list of players the Rangers will take with them to the Traverse City Tournament hosted by the Detroit Red Wings. The team also released the schedule on their website.
The most notable names on the list include their two first round draft selections in 2017, Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil. Chytil particularly has been generating some buzz based on his performance in the Four Nations Tournament. As a young 18-year-old, he’s unlikely to crack the Rangers’ lineup so soon, but a good showing in Traverse City could get him a long look in Preseason which would at the least give the young Czech some confidence heading back to his junior team.
With one potential spot open on defense, Alexei Bereglazov, Sean Day and Neal Pionk are also poised to show off their abilities in the tournament, as is goaltending prospect Alexandar Georgiev who will likely be fighting for a starting role in Hartford to begin the 2017/18 season.
As they have since 2015, teams will compete for the Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup, named after CapGeek.com salary website founder Matthew Wuest who passed away after a two-year battle with Colon Cancer.