Rangers’ roster for Traverse City prospects tournament


From the Rangers:


The annual prospect tournament set to begin on September 10, 2011

New York, August 15, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today the roster for the 2011 Traverse City Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan.  The annual prospect tournament is scheduled to begin on September 10 when the Rangers’ prospects face-off against the St. Louis Blues’ prospects.  This marks the sixth consecutive year that a team of Rangers prospects will be competing in the eight-team tournament.

A group of 24 prospects will represent the Rangers next month at the annual Traverse City Prospects Tournament, which the Blueshirts won in 2007.  19 of the 24 members of the 2011 roster are players whose NHL rights are currently owned by the Rangers.  Ten players are Rangers draftees from the past two years, while 13 others have already signed their first NHL contracts with the team.

18 of the 24 players participated in the Rangers’ annual Prospect Development Camp earlier this summer.  This includes 2011 draft picks J.T. Miller, Michael St. Croix, Shane McColgan, Samuel Noreau and Peter Ceresnak.

Forward Ryan Bourque, the Rangers’ 2009 third round selection, and goaltender Scott Stajcer, the Rangers’ 2009 fifth round choice, will be returning to the tournament for the third consecutive season.  They will be joined by defensemen Lee Baldwin and Jyri Niemi, who were both members of the Rangers’ Traverse City team last summer.  Five players from the 2010 draft class – forwards Christian Thomas, Andrew Yogan, Jason Wilson and Randy McNaught, and defenseman Dylan McIlrath – are also back from the 2010 team.

Here is the entire roster from the Rangers’ web site.

Competing in the tournament’s “Gretzky Division”, the Rangers will play round-robin games against St. Louis, Dallas and Carolina, beginning with a September 10 tilt against St. Louis’ prospects.  Their placement in the round-robin will determine who they face in the championship round that concludes the tournament.

For the first time ever, MSG Network will telecast all four New York Rangers contests from the Traverse City Tournament.  Jeep will be the title sponsor of the four telecasts on MSG Network.  Below is the schedule for the telecasts.

2011 Traverse City Prospects Tournament

Rangers Schedule

Date                      Opponent                                Location                            Time

Saturday, Sept. 10                 Rangers vs. St. Louis               Davids Rink                        7:00 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 11                 Rangers vs. Dallas                    Davids Rink                        6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 13                 Rangers vs. Carolina                 Huntington Rink                 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 14                 Placement Game                     TBD                                    TBD


For a hockey fix, MSG Network tonight at 9 p.m. airs Part 1 of a new show on MSG Vault, “Birth of a Champion.” Part 2 is next Monday. Here’s a synopsis from the Network:

The Rangers’ 1994 Stanley Cup win didn’t happen overnight. In the years leading up to the championship run, a number of key decisions were made that would change the history of the franchise forever. In an all-new two-part episode of “MSG’s Vault,” “Birth of a Champion” takes a look at how the foundation of the ’94 team was built, including the draft and development of Mike Richter, as well as the free agency signing of Adam Graves and the trade for Mark Messier. In Part 1, which debuts Monday at 9:00pm on MSG, Messier reflects on the 20th Anniversary of his first game as a Ranger and the experience of being named captain.

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  1. I’m on vacation, sore after playing tennis all day, and I still have to open the thread?

    You need to take it up a notch, ‘heads! :-)

  2. eddie eddie eddie on

    ilb – stop bending and twisting and you wont hurt as much…you wont put as many balls in play, but you will be pain free….

  3. eddie eddie eddie on

    …and btw, ilb…take two of these and you will forget that you even have a pair of legs :)

  4. Well, Carp, I hope they don’t expect me to do it when I’m abroad next month. On second thought….:-)

    Darn, I’ll be away when TC starts.

  5. Yes, you can! drive your iphone thru Israel social unrest and “good morning” boneheads, please…

  6. 4ever, I agree! ilb, you must greet us everyday, even on vacation! :) No other heads get up as early as you, and you must maintain the tradition! Besides,when you greet us in the morning, it will be afternoon for you :)

  7. MSG this time doing their job. Finally we will be able to rely on our senses instead of scout’s and analytic’s. Besides, it’ definitely will make infinitive wait for hockey sick folks a little bit less painful.

  8. LMAO, Carp, I thought I mispelled. The Internet in Israel isn’t available in some places where we are going to travel. Which reminds me, has anyone used Xcom Global MiFi hotspot for travel to Europe or Israel?

  9. No excuse ilb. Figure it out! My system uses veriphone (sp) worked in France and Spain….

  10. Not only he deserved it, being humblest all time First, but it is a must, setting nice tone like camertone (tune-fork) in the morning. It’s almost the same, as Boom Boom, sadly deserved to be honorable Last, by his unfortunate insomnia.

  11. Lol at you guys. Thanks for honoring my daily firsts. But you can forget it when I’m in Israel. When it’s 6 am here, it’s 1 pm there. I’ll send you the picture of my wife’s facial expression after I’ll tell her during the lunch :”Excuse me, honey, but I have to go on line to open the thread for the day”

  12. It couldn’t be right, Carp, that it’s just you and me in a Space. Something wrong with this picture, not like I mined it. lol.

  13. Feels, like 15 seconds before this Titanic sinks. All decks are abandoned and can’t hear what is going on in a lower hold. Scary…

  14. canucks player rick rypien who went into stands last year in minnesota found dead in home in alberta

  15. Wicky (Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass) on

    She does it a lot and after every TA, the subsequent posts by her are called “laurels”! And don’t let her coerce you into thinking they are called anything other than that!

    Summer blows!!!

  16. Good night, Carp!

    So, so sad about Rypien. Just awful.

    Ilb, when are you leaving? I hope your trip is wonderful and you don’t run into too much balagan (maybe a little balagan though… it can be fun sometimes).

    4ever, didn’t you say you were gonna friend me on facebook? I’m still waiting!

  17. HowlingsToday Rick Rypien’s loss is VERY tragic. With 3 very tough fighters & good young men dead, does it warrant discussing eliminating hockey fighting?

    I know I’m not getting a lot of sleep, so maybe I’m missing something, but am I right in thinking that this is the +dumbest+ tweet of all time??

  18. 3 fighters? Who’s the third one?

    it’s pretty dumb to blame anything at this point since not all of the details available. Maybe he was tripping on acid when he ended his life…nobody knows what led him to suicide, yet

  19. Funny you should mention the Titanic, and having done so, after the hockey activity is out of the way I’ll let you in on some of the inside activity of the actual creative things they did in the making of that movie. a very good friend of mine who is a whiz at anything construction wise, you name it – from welding, electrical,carpentry plumbing, and just odds and ends, is a union member of the builders of Hollywood sets, and the remarkable things he showed us and told us about the actual movie making itself. For instance, it was filmed in the desert.

    But that’s all a tale for another time.

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