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Andersson on ELC: A Big Step on Way to NHL

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

The last three weeks for Lias Andersson have been a whirlwind to say the least.

The 18-year-old heard his name called by the Rangers with the seventh overall pick in the NHL Draft on June 23 in Chicago, and two days later he was on his way to New York for the first time for the organization's prospect development camp.

The good times kept rolling on Thursday when Andersson inked his entry-level contract with the Blueshirts.

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Following Injury, Reunanen Healthy and Enjoying Development Camp

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

With injuries behind him, defenseman Tarmo Reunanen is back to 100 percent.

The 2016 fourth round selection suffered an injury during the 2015-16 season that limited him to just 11 games during his draft season, which allowed the Blueshirts to select him 98th overall. 

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Fontaine Takes on Leadership Role as He Looks to Turn Pro Next Season

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Forward Gabriel Fontaine went into the season with the mindset of rounding out his game and taking on a larger role with his junior club, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior League.
 
"I wanted to be a more major player," Fontaine told NYRangers.com after Thursday's scrimmage at prospect development camp. "The organization told me at the beginning of the year to become a more major player, to do things more by myself and to have more of a leadership role with the younger guys. I worked a bit on that."

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Prospects Visit The Garden: There's Something Special Here

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

After two days of testing and a morning scrimmage, the Rangers' prospects traded in the pads and skates for slacks and polos for a visit to Madison Square Garden followed by dinner in the Big Apple.

Whether a player had the chance to play a game in college, sit in the stands as a fan or was entering the World's Most Famous Arena for the first time, the experience of stepping into the arena and the Rangers' dressing room left the dozens of youngsters with smiles on their faces.

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Crawley Shares Draft Excitement with Father

New Jersey native on joining organization

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

If Brandon Crawley was the happiest of anyone when he got the news he'd been drafted by the Rangers Saturday in Chicago, his dad was the second happiest and not just because it's his son.

The Glen Rock, N.J.-native said his father, Paul, grew up a Rangers fans and was ecstatic when he heard his son had joined the organization.

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Ronning Returns to Camp With Pro Experience

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Forward Ty Ronning is back for his second Rangers Prospect Development Camp, and this time he brings with him experience from another year in the Western Hockey League, as well as a short stint with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League.

"I knew what was coming," Ronning said after the first day of camp, which was just testing before scrimmages begin Wednesday. "I knew the testings, the off ice and then the on ice. I'm looking forward to this camp. It's a lot of fun for sure."

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Rangers Add Five Players on Day 2 of NHL Draft

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

CHICAGO - The Rangers wrapped up the 2017 NHL Entry Draft Saturday in Chicago with five selections to go along with two first-round selections Friday night.

New York flipped the 102nd overall pick to San Jose for picks 123 and 174, and used the first choice on defenseman Brandon Crawley. The 20-year-old blueliner had 27 points in 61 games with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League last season.

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Chytil Benefitting from Experience in Men's League

No. 21 Pick Discusses His Game and Joining the Rangers

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

CHICAGO - The Rangers used their second first-round pick on their second European center, drafting Filip Chytil 21st overall Friday night in Chicago.

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Andersson Wants to 'Change Games and Score Big Goals' With Rangers

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

CHICAGO - After acquiring the seventh overall pick from Arizona earlier in the day, the Rangers selected Swedish center Lias Andersson from in Friday's NHL Draft in Chicago.

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Prospect Season Recap: Goaltenders

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

While the Rangers have weapons at all positions within its prospect pool, its depth in goaltending is its biggest area of strength.

College goaltenders Tyler Wall and Adam Huska both had successful freshman years at UMass-Lowell and the University of Connecticut, respectively, while free agent signee Chris Nell ended his collegiate career at Bowling Green and moved on to a short stint in Hartford to finish out the season.

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