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Frolov's all smiles in the big city

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Moving to a city the size of New York is no problem for 28-year-old Alexander Frolov, who was raised in Moscow and has spent eight years in Los Angeles.

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There is absolutely no question that new Rangers forward Alexander Frolov loves New York.

In the 2009-10 Los Angeles Kings media guide, the 28-year-old winger named New York as his favorite city outside of L.A. and chose Madison Square Garden as  his favorite road arena. The last King-turned-Ranger who made such a pro-New York statement in his former team's media guide was Sean Avery, who just happened to be Frolov's roommate for part of the time that the two were teammates in Los Angeles from 2003 to 2007.

It was therefore only appropriate that when Frolov showed up at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night, Avery was right there with him. The two Blueshirts were at MSG to appear on a live broadcast of MSG's "Knicks Night Live", where they were interviewed by hosts Al Trautwig and Alan Hahn.

In his first North American media appearance since electing to continue his NHL career with the Rangers, Frolov was welcomed to the city by Trautwig, Hahn and a group of local television and print reporters. Having just stepped off a plane from Los Angeles earlier in the day, the Moscow native was clearly thrilled to be in his new hockey home and eager to start the next chapter in his NHL career.

Frolov, who had two goals and two assists in three career games at MSG with Los Angeles, said he has always admired and respected the Rangers organization. Avery, meanwhile, described Frolov as a "power forward" who will score "big goals" for the Blueshirts.

Frolov also talked about his love for the Big Apple and said he was looking forward to getting a tour of the city from Avery.

Click on the links above for video and photos from Frolov's first New York appearance as a Ranger.
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