Four of the seven players selected by the Rangers in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft over the weekend in Ottawa won't have to wait long to get a sense of what life is like at the Madison Square Garden Training Center.
First-round pick Michael Del Zotto
, fourth-rounder Dale Weise, fifth-rounder Chris Doyle and sixth-rounder Mitch Gaulton will all be on hand to help open the Rangers' 2008 Conditioning Camp on Monday at the MSG Training Center.
The annual camp, which helps Rangers prospects prepare for their pro careers, will take place from Monday thorugh Saturday The week-long camp features 18 youngsters whose NHL rights are currently held by the Rangers. The group includes 2006 first-rounder Bobby Sanguinetti and second-rounder Artem Anisimov
, and recent signees Justin Soryal and Tomas Zaborsky.
In addition, 10 players have been invited to the camp. Most of the invitees are undrafted major-junior players.
The following is the roster for this week's camp.
|Player ||POS. ||2007-08 Team (League) |
|Jean-Christophe Blanchard ||G ||Rimouski (QMJHL) |
|Oren Eizenman ||C ||Fresno (ECHL) |
|Chad Greenan ||D ||Kootenay (WHL) |
|Radek Meidl ||LW ||Tri-City (WHL) |
|Nick Pageau ||D ||Belleville (OHL) |
|Andrew Perugini ||G ||Sarnia (OHL) |
|Joe Ryan ||D ||Gatineau (QMJHL) |
|Mike Taylor ||LW ||Harvard (ECAC) |
|David Urquhart ||D ||McGill (CIS) |
|Justin Wallingford ||D ||Kingston (OHL) |