Stats from some Rangers prospects include:
- Ryan Graves: minus two, 2 shots, holding penalty
- Sergey Zborovskiy: minus one, 1 shot
- Brad Morrison: minus one
- Ryan Mantha: minus one, 2 shots
- Keegan Iverson: 1 goal, minus one, 3 shots
- Ryan Gropp: minus one, 1 assist, 2 shots
- Adam Tambellini: 1 goal, minus two, 4 shots
- Calle Andersson: minus two, 2 shots
- Petr Zamorsky: plus one, 1 shot
Former Rangers prospect Ryan Haggerty scored the empty-netter for Chicago.
The Rangers finished the tournament 1-3.
Game notes via the Rangers:
The Rangers were defeated by the Chicago Blackhawks, 5-2, on Tuesday afternoon in their final game of the Traverse City Tournament this year. The Blueshirts finished the tournament with a 1-3-0 record.
For the third time in four contests in the tournament, the Rangers tallied the first goal of the game, as Keegan Iverson opened the scoring with 4:27 remaining in the first period.
The Blackhawks tied the game 2:16 into the second period, and added two goals in a span of 1:09 to take a 3-1 lead. Chicago also added a goal with 7:22 remaining in the period and held a 4-1 lead following the conclusion of the second period.
In the third period, Adam Tambellini tallied his second goal in as many games to cut the Rangers’ deficit to 4-2. The Blackhawks registered an empty-net goal to close out the scoring.
Adam Tambellini registered a power play goal and recorded four shots on goal in the contest. Tambellini, who was selected by the Rangers in the third round (65th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, notched three points (two goals, one assist) in the final two games of the tournament. In addition, he led the Rangers in goals (two) and tied for the team lead in points (three) in the Traverse City Tournament. The 20-year-old established Western Hockey League (WHL) career-highs in goals (47), assists (39), points (86), and plus/minus rating (plus-43) with the Calgary Hitmen in 2014-15.
- Keegan Iverson tallied a goal and registered three shots on goal in the game. Iverson, who was selected by the Rangers in the third round (85th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, notched a point in each of the final two games of the tournament, and finished the tournament tied for third on the team in points (two). The 19-year-old forward registered 39 points (15 goals, 24 assists) in 68 games with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2014-15, establishing WHL career-highs in games played and assists.
- Ryan Gropp recorded an assist and registered two shots on goal in the game. Gropp, 18, was selected by the Rangers in the second round (41st overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Last season, he established Western Hockey League (WHL) career-highs in games played (67), goals (30), assists (28), and points (58) with the Seattle Thunderbirds. In addition, Gropp tallied eight points (one goal, seven assists) in six playoff contests with Seattle.
- Anthony DiFruscia notched an assist in the contest. DiFruscia, 20, recorded 51 points (26 goals, 25 assists), along with a plus-six rating and 130 penalty minutes in 68 games with the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 2014-15. In addition to establishing OHL career-highs in goals and plus/minus rating last season, DiFruscia was the only player in the OHL who registered at least 25 goals, 25 assists, 50 points, and 130 penalty minutes.