The New York Rangers have a lot of youngsters joining the organization during training camp. Who are the five best who have committed to playing in Europe in 18-19?
The New York Rangers have plenty of players on their roster that spent significant time developing overseas like Pavel Buchnevich, Mats Zuccarello, Jesper Fast and de facto captain Henrik Lundqvist.
And while the team has always dipped their feet into the international prospect market, their investment in European players has never been greater than it is now.
Over the past few years they have drafted heavily from European countries. They’ve selected many intriguing prospects including forwards Filip Chytil and Lias Andersson who have already came to North American and have played some impressive hockey.
This past draft was no different. The Rangers selected six European players with their 10 picks, including two in the first round.
While the team surely would like to see all of their prospects in one place during training camp, a batch of European players with commitments for the 2018-19 season will not be there to participate.
Who are those players? And where do they rank amongst each other as prospects? Let’s take a look!