The Sports Forecaster Magazine projects that the Rangers lines and defense combinations, for most of the season, will be:
- Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello
- Vlad Namestnikov, Kevin Hayes, Pavel Buchnevich
- Jimmy Vesey, Filip Chytil, Vinni Lettieri
- Ryan Spooner, Lias Andersson, Jesper Fast
On defense, they have Brady Skjei and Neal Pionk, Freddy Claesson and Kevin Shattenkirk, Marc Staal and Tony DeAngelo.
Their power play projections included:
- Chytil, Buchnevich, Shattenkirk, Namestnikov, Kreider
- Vesey, Skjei, Spooner, Zibanejad, Zuccarello
Variations on the above line combinations were mentioned earlier in the summer.
The Hockey News listed the Rangers depth chart for this coming season as
Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello
Ryan Spooner, Kevin Hayes, PavelBuchnevich
Vladislav Namestnikov, Lias Andersson, Jesper Fast
Jimmy Vesey, Filip Chytil, Vinni Lettieri
Cody McLeod, Peter Holland, Villie Meskanen