8/4/17 | Boo Nieves said that he knows what will be expected during training camp this season and that his goal is to make the Rangers. (NYR)
He said that he thinks he is capable of achieving that goal as long as he is healthy and playing at his best.
Nieves added, "I think there's a chance to show what I can really do at this level. I just want to prove that I belong here."
He has spent the summer working with Rangers strength and conditioning consultant Ben Prentiss during the day and then going on the ice at night. (NYR)
Adam Rotter: If he is healthy, Nieves should have a real good shot at making the Rangers this season. He's big, fast and certainly looks like someone who would be capable of replacing Oscar Lindberg on the fourth line. He's got the right kind of cap hit, $755,000, brings lots of speed and some skill. The Rangers still have options with him and he can go to Hartford without waivers but he will be in contention, along with Lias Andersson, for a consistent spot on the team.