The Rangers’ five-week development camp
in Calgary is currently in its second week and the Blueshirt prospects have been very busy to say the least.
Following breakfast, the players go through two hours of off-ice conditioning, which features aerobic and anaerobic training. Specific attention is focused on the areas of agility, balance and coordination.
After an afternoon lunch, the players have some time to rest up before hitting the ice at 4:15 for approximately two hours of skill development. Scrimmages are held every Saturday to culminate the week on the ice.
In addition, the players participate in classroom training sessions two days per week, focusing on the areas of visualization and mental imagery, relaxation methods, emotional control and goal setting.
So, how have things gone thus far?
Although it’s early, Rangers Vice President of Player Development Tom Renney
likes what he has seen from the players.
“The work habits so far have been terrific,” said Renney. “Jamie Lundmark
has been excellent. Dan Blackburn
is taking this camp very seriously and has looked really good. Also, players such as Fedor Tutin
(above), Dominic Moore
and Dave Inman
have shown some big-time talent. I’ve also been pleasantly surprised by Jake Taylor
, Nathan Guenin
and Pat Aufiero
. It’s hard to pick out individuals right now because it’s so early in the camp. One thing is for sure, though. They have all been really working hard out there, which is great to see.”
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