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Rangers Announce 2019 Traverse City Tournament Roster

Annual prospect tournament begins September 6; Prospects will skate at MSG Training Center on Thursday, September 5

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

The New York Rangers have announced their roster for the 2019 Traverse City Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan. The Blueshirts are making their 13th consecutive appearance in the eight-team tournament, which is set to begin on Friday, September 6.

New York's roster for the tournament features 24 prospects (14 forwards, eight defensemen, and two goaltenders), including Kaapo Kakko, the second overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, and Vitali Kravtsov, the ninth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. In addition, prospects Igor Shesterkin, Adam Fox, and Yegor Rykov will represent the Rangers at the Traverse City Tournament for the first time. Ten prospects on the Rangers' roster for the 2019 Traverse City Tournament were selected by the team in the NHL Entry Draft, and the roster includes four of the Blueshirts' selections from the 2019 NHL Entry Draft: Kakko, Matthew Robertson, Karl Henriksson, and Hunter Skinner. Nico Gross and Joey Keane, who were both selected by the Rangers in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, will represent the Blueshirts in the Traverse City Tournament for the second consecutive year.

The Rangers are one of four teams that comprise the Ted Lindsay Division, along with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, and Minnesota Wild. The Blueshirts begin the tournament with a contest against Columbus on Friday, September 6 at 3:30 p.m. New York will face Dallas on Saturday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. and Minnesota on Monday, September 9 at 2:30 p.m. Following their three round-robin games, the Rangers will have a placement game against a team from the Gordie Howe Division on Tuesday, September 10. Over the 12 years the Rangers have previously participated in the Traverse City Tournament, they have reached the Championship Game twice and won the Tournament in 2007. Current Blueshirts such as Marc Staal, Jesper Fast, Brady Skjei, Pavel Buchnevich, Alexandar Georgiev, Lias Andersson, Filip Chytil, and Brett Howden all represented the team at the tournament.

PLAYERS WHO APPEARED IN THE TRAVERSE CITY TOURNAMENT AND ALSO PLAYED WITH THE RANGERS IN THE SAME SEASON:

2006 Tournament/2006-07 season

  • Ryan Callahan, Brandon Dubinsky

2007 Tournament/2007-08 season

  • Brandon Dubinsky, Lauri Korpikoski, Marc Staal

2008 Tournament/2008-09 season

  • Artem Anisimov

2009 Tournament/2009-10 season

  • Michael Del Zotto, Chad Johnson

2010 Tournament/2010-11 season

  • Evgeny Grachev, Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan

2011 Tournament/2011-12 season

  • Tim Erixon, Carl Hagelin

2013 Tournament/2013-14 season

  • Conor Allen, Jesper Fast

2014 Tournament/2014-15 season

  • Anthony Duclair, Kevin Hayes, Mackenzie Skapski

2015 Tournament/2015-16 season

  • Brady Skjei

2016 Tournament/2016-17 season

  • Pavel Buchnevich, Boo Nieves, Jimmy Vesey

2017 Tournament/2017-18 season

  • Lias Andersson, Alexandar Georgiev, Vinni Lettieri, Neal Pionk

2018 Tournament/2018-19 season

  • Lias Andersson, Filip Chytil, Tim Gettinger, Brett Howden, Ryan Lindgren

*The Traverse City Tournament did not take place in 2012

2019 Traverse City Tournament - Rangers Schedule

Day

Date

Opponent

Time (ET)

Friday

September 6

Columbus

3:30 p.m.

Saturday

September 7

Dallas

7:00 p.m.

Monday

September 9

Minnesota

2:30 p.m.

Tuesday

September 10

Placement Game

TBD

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