Ryan McDonagh was on NHL Tonight last night and said the following about the upcoming Rangers season:
- "It will be exciting. Pretty big turnover, a little turnover every year from one season to the next but two guys, two key guys that have been with me since the beginning of my time with New York, Girardi and Stepan, moving on to different teams. It will give us a different look as far as the veteran leader role. Guys will step up in that area but you talk about the additions, we had Brendan Smith for a little bit of our playoff run and what he brought was much needed for our blue line. You add the element of Kevin Shattenkirk and how he can play with and without the puck. He's obviously wondrous with the puck and I'm looking forward to seeing him contribute to all areas of our game."
Shattenkirk and McDonagh were both recently named as two of The Hockey News' top 50 players in the NHL right now.
McDonagh has previously talked about the excitement around adding Shattenkirk.