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Rangers Announce Traverse City Roster

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Today, the New York Rangers announced their roster for the 2015 Traverse City Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan. The Blueshirts are making their ninth consecutive appearance in the eight-team tournament, which is set to begin on Friday, September 11.

New York’s roster features 23 prospects, including three of the team’s selections in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ryan Gropp, Sergey Zborovskiy, and Brad Morrison. The roster also features defenseman Brady Skjei, who was selected by the Rangers in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and is participating in the Traverse City Tournament for the first time.

Five of the prospects on the roster also represented the Rangers at the 2014 Traverse City Tournament, including Traverse City, Michigan native Brandon Halverson. In addition, 13 players on the Rangers’ roster for the 2015 Traverse City Tournament also participated in the team’s annual Prospect Development Camp this summer.

The Rangers are one of four teams that comprise the Ted Lindsay Division, along with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Minnesota Wild, and St. Louis Blues. The Blueshirts begin the tournament with a contest against Minnesota on Friday, September 11 at 3:30 p.m. New York will face the Blues on Saturday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. and the Blue Jackets on Monday, September 14 at 3:30 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 15.

In the eight 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 Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, Marc Staal, J.T. Miller, and Kevin Hayes all represented the team at the tournament in recent years.

Below is the Rangers' complete roster, including 2014-15 regular season statistics.

*INDICATES INVITE

POS PLAYER TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM
D Calle Andersson EV Zug/ HC Lugano NLA 48 6 14 20 22
RW Artem Artemov* Saginaw OHL 68 14 16 32 30
C Cameron Askew* Moncton QMJHL 66 17 28 45 44
LW Zach Bratina* North Bay OHL 30 7 14 21 39
C Adam Brooks* Regina WHL 64 30 32 62 18
LW Anthony DiFruscia* Niagara OHL 68 26 25 51 130
D Ryan Graves Quebec QMJHL 50 15 24 39 49
LW Ryan Gropp Seattle WHL 67 30 28 58 44
RW Jayden Hart* Rochester AHL 11 4 0 4 7
    Prince Albert WHL 59 22 27 49 94
RW Hayden Hodgson* Sarnia OHL 59 23 15 38 62
RW Keegan Iverson Portland WHL 68 15 24 39 91
LW Brandon Lindberg* Sarnia OHL 59 13 14 27 31
D Ryan Mantha Niagara OHL 52 10 15 25 45
C Brad Morrison Prince George WHL 67 23 27 50 30
D Turner Ottenbreit* Saskatoon/Seatle WHL 70 3 10 13 37
C Mark Simpson* Acadie-Bathurst QMJHL 54 17 28 45 22
D Brady Skjei Hartford AHL 8 0 0 0 0
    Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 33 1 9 10 32
D Jerret Smith* Seattle WHL 72 11 27 38 25
C Adam Tambellini Calgary WHL 71 47 39 86 30
D Petr Zamorsky Blues SM-liiga 25 3 3 6 18
    Orebro SHL 10 1 4 5 8
D Segey Zborovskiy Regina WHL 71 3 16 19 70
POS PLAYER TEAM LEAGUE GP W L OT GAA
G Brandon Halverson Sault Ste. Marie OHL 50 40 5 2 2.63
G Jacon Smith* North Bay OHL 56 28 18 10 2.78

 

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