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First-rounder Kreider wins NCAA title

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Three New York Rangers prospects were in action on Saturday night at the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four, held at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The Boston College Eagles defeated the University of Wisconsin Badgers, 5-0, to capture their fourth NCAA National Championship.

Chris Kreider
Chris Kreider, 18, tallied the Eagles’ third goal of the contest at 3:40 of the third period, and finished the contest with four shots and a plus-one rating. Kreider recorded one goal and one assist in two games at the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four.

The first-year player earned Hockey East All-Rookie Team honors after registering 17 goals and nine assists for 26 points in 40 games this season.

Kreider also won the gold medal with Team USA at the 2010 U-20 World Junior Championship, tying for the team lead and third in the tournament with six goals in seven games. He was the Blueshirts' first-round draft pick at  last year's NHL Entry Draft in Montreal.

Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh were also in action for the Wisconsin Badgers.

Stepan, 19, registered one shot in the contest, and finished the Frozen Four with four points (two goals and two assists) in two games.  McDonagh, 20, tallied two shots in tonight’s Championship game, and recorded one assist in two games at the Frozen Four.
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