• Read Chad Johnson's Journal
The New York Rangers will introduce a number of new online initiatives to give fans a more interactive experience and inside look at a select group of the team’s players competing at the 2010 IIHF World Championships, being held May 7-23 in Germany.
Fans will be able to follow and engage players across multiple platforms, including newyorkrangers.com, Facebook and Twitter, as the tournament progresses.
On newyorkrangers.com, fans will have the opportunity to follow two Rangers on a daily basis as they compete for the 2010 World Championship. Defenseman Matt Gilroy (Team USA) and Goaltender Chad Johnson
(Team Canada), will both contribute a daily journal to the team’s website. These entries will give visitors to the website a “player’s-eye-view” into their daily routines at the tournament.
Also on the team’s website, Defenseman Marc Staal
(Team Canada), Forward Brandon Dubinsky
(USA) and Ranger’s Prospect, Forward Chris Kreider
(Team USA) will provide a unique perspective from abroad. Fans will be able to submit questions to the players via newyorkrangers.com.
The New York Rangers will also feature “tweets” from Defenseman Michael Del Zotto
(Team Canada) on the team’s Twitter feed -- http://twitter.com/thenyrangers
. Del Zotto will comment on a variety of topics, from competing on the international stage to his off-ice activities with his teammates.