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Howden Prospect Journal Entry 3: What An Experience

by Brett Howden @B_Howdy21 / New York Rangers

It's hard to put into words how great this week at development camp has been. It was so great to finally get down here and be with all the guys, building relationships with my teammates and the staff during the week. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

This was the first week of the new core of Rangers coming together. There's a lot of new players coming in, all with their best hockey ahead of them. It just goes to show that this is the start of something new and exciting. We were all talking about how special it is that we were finally able to come together under one roof and on one ice surface.

It was special to meet so many Rangers fans in my seven days in New York. I don't think I've seen fans quite like this before. They're so passionate and are super excited for what's ahead. They know good things are coming with the Rangers, and it makes us all want to work that much harder to have the chance to perform for them.

Camp is over but my training isn't. I'll be spending the summer in Connecticut training with Ben Prentiss and a few other prospects and NHLers. We'll be training hard all summer getting ready to show the confidence management put in us will pay off.

But before that, my parents are coming in to New York for the weekend. We'll be staying in the city taking in some sights and even Yankees- Red Sox in the Bronx. I don't want my first visit to The Big Apple to end!

Before I go, though, I just want to thank Rangers fans once more for their hospitality and kind words for not only me, but all the prospect this week. Like them, I'm excited to see where this team goes moving forward. This is one of the first steps in this new direction for the club, and we're all honored to be part of it. I'm really excited to get things going in the fall.

Thanks for reading all week, and I'll see you in September!

- Brett

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