Hrivik, 20, is 6-2, 185.
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Hrivik, 20, is 6-2, 185.
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Jeff Gorton met with the media on Saturday following the draft and said (NYR):
3:20PM: Asked about the coaching changes, Jeff Gorton said "As far as Jeff Beukeboom, we met with Jeff and we agreed on both sides to offer him another job. He wanted to do something else so we are going to put him in another role, yet to be defined, but definitely part of the Rangers going forward. As far as his replacement, that is ongoing and we are trying to figure that out. I know there are rumors about who is going to be there that you want to ask me but I can't answer that because we don't have the answer yet. Hopefully soon but not right now. As far as Jeff Beukeboom, he is part of the organization and we look forward to his new role."
Did you want more experience, "it's always nice to have experience, Jeff had experience, it's just a mutual thing and we are going to find a better role for him right now. As we move forward, who will replace him, experience or not, we will see. We will talk to some people and hopefully have results soon."
12:05PM: The Rangers are hiring Lindy Ruff as an assistant coach in charge of the Rangers defense, replacing Jeff Beukeboom.
Following the Rangers second pick on Friday, Bob McKenzie said on NBCSN that the Rangers were trying to "rebuild on the fly."
Minutes later, Jeff Gorton spoke with NBCSN and said "we need to move forward, a little rebuild on the fly and change the look of our team."
Gorton said that the moves the Rangers made earlier in the day were "tough" but said that they hope it's a step in the right direction.
Pierre McGuire spoke about the Rangers and said that the team has "major questions" to answer and said that they need Mika Zibanejad to have a "gigantic year" next season. (NBCSN)
On Friday June 23, 2017, the Rangers did the following:
On Saturday June 24, 2017, the Rangers have picks 102 (4th round), 145 (5th round), 157 (6th round), 207 (7th round)
Rangers Director of Player Personnel Gordie Clark met with the media following the first round of the draft and said (NYR):
Jeff Gorton spoke with Kathryn Tappen on NBCSN and said:
The Rangers used the 21st pick to select Filip Chytil out of the Czech League.
He was ranked:
Craig Button said, "if you think about a type of player, think of Ondrej Palat. Really good, smart player. Understands how to get open, understands how to play as a Center and on the Wing. Coaches just love players that have that kind of hockey sense. Real good skater, makes the draft by just a few days. Had a really nice improvement over the course of the season."
Alain Vigneault spoke with Kathryn Tappen on NBCSN and said:
With the 7th overall pick, the Rangers selected Lias Andersson from HV71 in Sweden.
He was ranked:
He is 5-11, 210 and Craig Button said "he can play LW, RW, C, he can play up the lineup or throughout the lineup, he can PK, he can play on the PP, he reminds me of a lot in style and temperament of Chris Kunitz. Lias Andersson is really smart and he is a big time competitor who is weighty and doesn't get pushed out of the important areas."
Jeff Gorton met with the media earlier today following the Derek Stepan trade and said (NYR):
6:55PM: Darren Dreger said on NBCSN that the Rangers may be willing to part with 7 and 21 to move up for the Stars pick at 3.
3:50PM: Darren Dreger notes that the Rangers might be trying to move up in the draft after acquiring the 7th overall pick in the Derek Stepan trade.
The Rangers own picks 7 and 21 tonight.
He notes that Vegas continues to try and get into the Top 3.
Following the Rangers trade of Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta to Arizona for the #7 overall pick tonight and Anthony DeAngelo, the Rangers have around $23 million in cap space if Kevin Klein retires.
The Rangers have #7 and #21 in tonight's first round.
The Rangers have centers Kevin Hayes under contract at $2.6 million and Mika Zibanejad is an RFA.
1:15PM: The Rangers have confirmed that the deal is DeAngelo and the 7th pick overall for Stepan and Raanta.
12:41PM: Darren Dreger tweets that the Rangers are sending Antti Raanta and Derek Stepan to Arizona for a package that could include the 7th overall pack as well as prospect Anthony DeAngelo.
He says that the deal is done pending the trade call.
9:57AM: Larry Brooks writes that as of now there is no traction between the Rangers and Coyotes regarding a potential trade for Derek Stepan. (Brooks)
He writes that "the talk" is that Jeff Gorton is listening to see what teams may offer for Stepan in a trade. (Ottawa Sun)
The Rangers have the 21st pick in tonight's entry draft, their first 1st round pick since taking Brady Skjei in 2012.
Jeff Gorton spoke about being back in the first round and said that he has been committed to not trading the pick. (NYR)
He joked that Gordie Clark would likely "sprint" up to the stage when it's the Rangers time to make a pick. (NYR)
Gorton added that the Rangers focus on going best player available with their picks and that it's nice to have discussions about players not in the 50s, 60s and 70s. (NYR)
Gorton said that Lindberg was a good player, character player and had a "really good" run in the playoffs. (NYR)
He added that Lindberg was "an important piece of our team. There was some upside to him, he was an aggressive player, he can chip in offensively. He's an important piece so we will have to do some work to replace him." (NYR)
Gorton also said that the Rangers were happy to be able to keep Michael Grabner, Jesper Fast, Antti Raanta and "some of the other guys." (NYR)
The NHL has announced the Rangers schedule for the 2017-18 season and the team sent out the following information as part of a release:
Larry Brooks tweets that the Rangers are not going to re-sign pending UFA Marek Hrivik.
Hrivik has played in 21 games for the Rangers over the past two seasons, picking up 3 assists and an even rating.
Hrivik signed with the Rangers out of the QMJHL and has played in 318 AHL games for the organization, scoring 61 goals an 107 assists.
Hrivik has 8 goals and 10 assists in 24 playoff games in the AHL.
Following last night's expansion draft, the NHL lifted the roster freeze at 8AM this morning.
The NHL draft is tomorrow night and the Rangers have the 21st pick overall.
The NHL announced last night that Brady Skjei had been voted to the NHL's All-Rookie Team for 2016-17.
Skjei was named to the team along with Columbus' Zach Werenski, Toronto's Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, Winnipeg's Patrick Laine and Pittsburgh's Matt Murray.
As part of the NHL & Rangers' announcement:
The Rangers received votes for the following awards at tonight's NHL Awards:
The Rangers did not receive any votes for the Selke, Lady Byng, Vezina or Hart.
Former Rangers coach John Tortorella won the Jack Adams Award. Alain Vigneault did not receive a vote for the Jack Adams Award.
9:36PM: Vegas has confirmed that they have selected Oscar Lindberg from the Rangers.
On NBCSN, Pierre McGuire called Lindberg the Rangers most underappreciated player and said "he is so efficient, every time he is on the ice he makes a difference. He can win faceoffs, block shots, manufacture offense. He's comfortable with the puck on his stick. He's won before in Sweden, he won't be intimidated by the moment and he's a no maintenance player. He just shows up and competes every single day. The kind of player you need to have if you are going to win with an expansion team."
3:53PM: According to Larry Brooks, Vegas HAS NOT selected Rangers back up goalie Antti Raanta.
The Rangers have announced that their home opener will take place on October 5th against the Colorado Avalanche.
The Rangers beat Colorado twice last season, 6-2 in Colorado in a game where Chris Kreider had a Hat Trick and 4-2 at MSG when Henrik Lundqvist picked up his 400th career win.
The Rangers will also visit the Toronto Maple Leafs for their home opener on 10/7.
6/21/17 | 9:10AM: Larry Brooks confirms that the Rangers do not have a side deal with Las Vegas and that a move like that was never their intention. (Brooks)
6:56AM: Elliotte Friedman said that he expected that the Rangers would do something with Vegas to protect Antti Raanta but that his information does not indicate that. (Sportsnet)
He notes that the Rangers have had a very high price on Raanta when asked about him lately and the organization believes that Henrik Lundqvist benefited from Raanta's strong play. (Sportsnet)
The Rangers and addidas have revealed their updated uniforms for the 2017-18 season.
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Larry Brooks wrote on Monday that in his opinion, the most damaging player for the Rangers to lose in the expansion draft would be Grabner. (NY Post)
He says that Grabner's speed is a "constant weapon" even though his ability to finish can go hot and cold. (NY Post)
Grabner had 27 goals this season for the Rangers and is signed for next season with a cap hit of $1.65 million.
USA Hockey announced today that Rangers prospects Sean Day and Tim Gettinger have been invited to the Team USA Summer Evaluation camp for the World Juniors this year.
Day was invited to the camp last summer but did not play for Team USA on this past year's Gold Medal winning team.
The Rangers could put Day in Hartford next season or return him to Windsor of the OHL. (Larry Brooks)
For more on Day, click HERE.
Larry Brooks wrote on Monday that there is "no reason to expect" that the Rangers will sign Kevin Shattenkirk to the 6-7 year deal between $6.25 and $6.75 million he could likely command. (NY Post)
Brooks mentions the idea of a short-term deal, with a higher cap hit, but adds wonders why Shattenkirk would leave money on the table to play for the Rangers. (NY Post)
In early May, Brooks wrote that "all indications over the last two years" are that the Rangers don't view Kevin Shattenkirk as a top-pairing right defenseman, "certainly" not at a potential rate of $6.5 million for 6-7 years. (NY Post)
12:48PM: Larry Brooks writes that George McPhee could select Raanta and then move him to a team like the Flyers or Coyotes for a draft pick. (NY Post)
9:18AM: In his mock draft at NHL.com, Tom Gulitti has Vegas selecting Rangers goalie Antti Raanta in the expansion draft.
Gulitti writes that Raanta could serve as a good backup, likely to Marc-Andre Fleury, but could also be chosen by Vegas and then flipped to another team that is looking for a goalie. (NHL.com)
6/18/17 | The NHL and NHLPA have announced that the salary cap for next season will officially be $75 million.
LeBrun says that once the vote is completed the league will be able to announce the upper limit for next season.
The NHL has announced that the following players from the Rangers are eligible to drafted by Las Vegas in the expansion draft.
The list is headlined by Antti Raanta, Jesper Fast, Oscar Lindberg, Michael Grabner and Matt Puempel.
Vegas also has the ability to sign any of the unsigned UFAs or RFAs that the Rangers have. If one of those players are selected then it will count as the selection from the Rangers.
The NHL has announced that the Rangers have protected the following players in the expansion draft:
Defense: Marc Staal, Ryan McDonagh, Nick Holden
Forward: Rick Nash, Kevin Hayes, JT Miller, Mika Zibanejad, Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider, Mats Zuccarello.
Goalie: Henrik Lundqvist.
As of 3PM, the NHL is now in a roster freeze for all teams except for Vegas.
Bob McKenzie confirmed that the Rangers did not make a trade before today's deadline.
Vegas will be eligible to make trades with any/each team starting tomorrow at 10AM, but teams other than Vegas can not announce trades made with each other.
6/17/17 | 2:07PM: Calgary is acquiring Mike Smith from Arizona, very likely ending their interest in Raanta. (McKenzie)
6/16/17 | 1:28PM: Elliotte Friedman was on Sportsnet960 today and spoke about Antti Raanta.
Friedman said, "I'm looking at the Rangers. I think one of the hot commodities around the expansion draft is Antti Raanta. I think the Rangers would really like to keep him, as Lundqvist gets older, he gave them a break. I thought Lundqvist was really good in the playoffs this year and I think one of the reasons was because Raanta was good in the regular season."
Later on he was asked about the Flames and their goaltending situation and said, "I wonder if Ra
7:49AM: The Arizona Coyotes are one of "multiple teams" that have "serious interest" in Derek Stepan, according to Bob McKenzie.
Elliotte Friedman said yesterday on the radio that the Coyotes were interested in Stepan last year but that another part of the deal fell through.
6/16/17 | 4:38PM: Larry Brooks tweets that the Rangers are "investigating" the market for Stepan but that his best info says that as of now nothing is "imminent or close."
12:59PM: According to Larry Brooks, the Rangers will not trade Derek Stepan unless they are able to acquire a "no doubt first-pair" right defenseman in the deal. (Brooks)
Tampa Bay traded Jonathon Drouin as the central piece of a trade to Montreal for a package headlined by top prospect, defenseman Mikhail Sergachev.
Bob McKenzie said that he thinks Brodin could get moved before Saturday's trade freeze.
6/15/17 | 1:38PM: The Sabres have hired Phil Housley, according to Darren Dreger.
12:05PM: Scott Arniel remains in the mix to be the head coach of the Sabres, according to the Buffalo News.
Phil Housley is expected to get the job with Buffalo, but Arniel who played and was an assistant coach in Buffalo, but John Vogl writes that Arniel's candidacy "should be taken very seriously." (Buffalo News)
By buying out Girardi, the Rangers also had another spot open up to protect a defenseman in the expansion draft.
Henrik Lundqvist posted on Instagram the following message about his now former teammate Dan Girardi, "For 11 years you have left everything you had in front of me. The way you competed and paid the price night in and night out inspired me more than you know. Will miss you on and off the ice. To me you are the definition of a warrior and I will ALWAYS appreciate what you have done for me and our team over the years. Thank you G!!!"
8:58PM: Ryan McDonagh posted on Instagram, "What a competitor who cares more about his teammates than himself. A true pro who taught me a lot about the game when I was just getting started. Thanks for everything G!! We will miss you"
Mats Zuccarello told a Norwegian paper that Girardi is someone he has looked up to and that it's "sad" to see a friend leave the team. (Framtid)
Zuccarello added that Girardi was someone who sacrificed his body for the team. (Framtid)
4:06PM: On Instagram, Mats Zuccarello made the following post about former teammate Dan Girardi, "Probobly over 1500 blocked shots the last 10 years. Played with alot of injuries and always gave 100% for the blueshirts. Everyone gonna miss u 5'er. Good luck to u�� #machine"
6/14/17 | 1:53PM: Bob McKenzie tweets that Derek Stepan's name is "fairly prominent" in trade chatter around the NHL.
McKenzie notes though that just because a player is being talked about doesn't mean he will get traded.
Stepan has four-years left on his contract at $6.5 million but has a full No-Trade clause kick in on July 1.
The Rangers have sent along comments from Dan Girardi after the team announced his contract will be bought out:
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the New York Rangers organization for giving me the opportunity to fulfill my childhood dream of playing in the National Hockey League. I would also like to thank James Dolan, Glen Sather, Jim Schoenfeld, Jeff Gorton, John Rosasco, Jason Vogel, all of the coaches and front office staff, Jim Ramsay and his amazing training staff, the equipment staff, and all the Madison Square Garden employees for making my past 11 years so special.
I have spent one-third of my life as a New Yorker and as a New York Ranger. New York will always be our second home. I started my family here, got married to my wife Pam, and had our two children, Landon and Shaye. We have been fortunate to meet so many great people and our kids have made so many friends.
1:02PM: The Rangers have announced that they will buy out the contract of Dan Girardi.
"Dan's contributions to the New York Rangers organization have been immeasurable," Rangers President Glen Sather said. "He has been a role model through his relentless determination, giving everything he had to this organization both on and off the ice. He, Pam, Landon, and Shaye will always be a part of the Rangers family."
"I would like to thank Dan for everything he has given of himself to the Rangers over 11 seasons," Gorton said. "He has been one of the key contributors to our success over the past decade. We have the utmost respect for Dan and wish him all the best going forward."
Former Ranger Jed Ortmeyer has been named as the Director of Player Development for the organization.
Former Ranger Steve Eminger has been named a pro scout.
The Rangers have announced that Matt Puempel has signed a new contract.
Puempel's deal is for one-year and has a cap hit of $725,000. (Cyrgalis)