AHL All-Star Igor Shesterkin gave up two early goals in his much-anticipated NHL debut on Tuesday, but showed the fortitude he’s noted for in leading the Rangers to victory.
Hartford’s Kris Knoblauch, Rochester’s Chris Taylor, Milwaukee’s Karl Taylor and Tucson’s Jay Varady have clinched the honor of coaching at the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic.
The biggest key to Hartford’s quick start has been the level of “buy-in” among the players to the structure and culture a new coaching staff is establishing.
The team is winning, the players there are happy to be there, and the system is the same as New York’s, so things are looking up for the Rangers organization in Hartford.
Henrik Lunqvist has been the franchise goalie in residence at Madison Square Garden since 2005, but the Rangers have gathered a group of promising young goalies to fight for the throne.
Utica’s Reid Boucher, Chicago’s Lucas Elvenes and Hartford’s Igor Shesterkin have been selected as the AHL’s award winners for October.
The Rangers aren’t viewing this like a temporary stopgap. They hope that Filip Chytil makes it impossible for them to send him back to Hartford again.
The New York Rangers have acquired defenseman Nick Ebert, along with a fourth-round choice in the 2021 NHL Draft, from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forward Vladislav Namestnikov.
Ryan Lindgren knows the Rangers’ blue line is crowded with talent. But the 21-year-old isn’t counting himself out just yet.
The New York Rangers announced today that the team has named Gord Murphy associate head coach of the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack.