Finnish forward Ville Meskanen signed with the Rangers last week and said that the choice to sign with the Rangers was "easy." (Kiekkoarenna)
He said that joining the Rangers likely gives Meskanen his best chance of playing in the NHL. (Kiekkoarenna)
Meskanen said that the Rangers really wanted him and that all he needs is the chance to show what he can do. (NYRangers.com)
He said that he plans to train hard this summer and try to make a jump to the NHL right away, saying that he is an offensive player that likes to make plays with the puck. (NYRangers.com)
Meskanen said that his confidence level is high and he believes that he can do "good things for the Rangers. (NYRangers.com)
Meskanen, 22, had 24 goals and 20 assists last season for Ilves in the Finnish league.
The Hockey Director from his team in Finland aid of him, "Ville Meskanen took a big step forward during the last few years under the leadership of Karri Kivi's coaching team, but the NHL is again a great demonstration of the quality work done at Ilves Juniors. We are happy throughout the organization for Villen and wish him luck in North America." (Ilves)
He signed with the Rangers on 5/3.