The Rangers have announced that defenseman John Gilmour has been called up from Hartford.
Gilmour, 24, was an AHL all-star this past season and won the fastest skater competition with a time of "13.663 seconds, which is the fourth-fastest time in the event's history." (NYR Press Release)
He has 26 points in 44 games this season and in his two-year AHL career, he has 12 goals and 39 assists in 120 games.
"Prior to beginning his professional career, Gilmour played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Providence College (2012-13 - 2015-16), and he helped Providence win the National Championship in 2014-15." (NYR Press Release)
When the Rangers signed Gilmour in August of 2016, Jeff Gorton said "we really like his skating, he can really shoot the puck. He has won, a nice character guy and our scouts see some really good things in him and we look forward to seeing him in training camp. It's probably not getting the same kind of coverage but we are excited to get John."
In September of 2016, Alain Vigneault said "For a young guy playing in his first game and getting an opportunity on the power play, I thought he was very confident in his abilities. I thought he moved the puck real well and not just on the power play but going back and trying to beat the forecheck and skate with it in, trying to find the open man. For his first game in the NHL he played to his strengths and that's what you want players to do."