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Henrik Lundqvist Nominated for Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award

June 30th, 2015 at 2:50 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

New York Rangers’ goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has been nominated for the inaugural Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award, presented by ESPN and Playstation.

The inaugural Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards will celebrate and honor athletes, teams, nonprofits and members of the sports industry for using sport to serve communities and make a positive impact on society, it was announced by John Skipper, President of ESPN.

“Through their selflessness and compassion, the Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award honorees are improving lives of many around the world,” Skipper said. “The awards pay tribute to some incredible individuals and organizations and the extraordinary impact of their efforts on society.”

Anquan Boldin (San Francisco 49ers), Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever of the WNBA and Turkish team Galatasaray), John Cena (WWE) and Lundqvist are the athlete finalists for the inaugural Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards, which will be held July 14 at the Conga Room at L.A. Live.

Lundqvist, has been an advocate for children most in need through education and health services in New York City, the Dominican Republic and Sweden both personally and financially through his Henrik Lundqvist Foundation and via the Garden of Dreams Foundation. He also has provided a platform through the Young Ambassadors Program, helping select a group of young adults to complete community service projects and volunteer work.

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New York Rangers to Hold Their Annual Prospect Development Camp

June 30th, 2015 at 3:56 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced that the team will hold its annual prospect development camp from Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 3, at MSG Training Center.

The camp will feature several of the Rangers’ top prospects, including Brady Skjei, Adam Tambellini, Brandon Halverson, and Ryan Graves.

Here is everything you need to know about the prospects courtesy of blueshirtsunited.com:

1. Skjei, 21, skated in 33 games with the University of Minnesota this past season, registering one goal and nine assists for 10 points, along with a plus-seven rating and 32 penalty minutes. He established a collegiate career-high, and tied for third among team defensemen, in assists while helping the Golden Gophers capture the Big Ten Championship.

The 6-3, 206-pounder agreed to terms on an entry-level contract with the Rangers on April 1, 2015. Skjei made his AHL debut with Hartford on April 3 of this past season and skated in eight regular season games with the Wolf Pack in 2014-15. In addition, Skjei skated in 15 playoff games with Hartford, registering one goal and two assists for three points while helping the Wolf Pack advance to the AHL’s Eastern Conference Final.

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New York Rangers Make Seven Total Selections at 2015 NHL Draft

June 27th, 2015 at 10:26 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

After a quiet Day 1 at the 2015 NHL Draft, the New York Rangers had a busy Day 2. They had five picks originally, but after three separate deals they left Sunrise, FL with seven picks.

The Rangers acquired pick No. 41 and Emerson Etem from the Anaheim Duck for forward Carl Hagelin and two picks.

Their No. 41 pick was Ryan Gropp, 6’2”, 187-pounder from Kamloops, British Columbia. The 18-year-old left winger spent last season with Seattle of the Western Hockey League where he posted 58 points in 67 games.

In the third round (62nd overall), the Rangers picked forward Robin Kovacs, 6’0”, 159-pounder from Sweden. He spent the majority of last season with Aik in Sweden's second division, where he led the team with 17 goals and 28 points. In four games with Sweden at the Under-20 Five Nations Tournament, he scored four goals and six assists.

The Rangers traded goaltender Cam Talbot to Edmonton and got the following pick.

With their second pick in the third round (79th overall) the Rangers picked their first defenseman, Sergey Zborovskiy, 6’3”, 198- pounder, from Moscow, Russia. He spent last season with Regina of the WHL, where he posted 22 points and 70 penalty minutes. Fun fact, he listed Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh as his favorite NHL player.

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Antti Raanta to the New York Rangers

June 27th, 2015 at 4:48 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The New York Rangers acquired goalie Antti Raanta from the Chicago Blackhawks in a trade for forward prospect Ryan Haggerty at the 2015 NHL Draft on Saturday.

Raanta, 26, is 20-8-5 with a 2.41 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in 39 career NHL games, all with Chicago.

Haggerty, 22, had 15 goals and 18 assists in 76 games this season with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League, it was his first professional season. He played three seasons at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Raanta, a Finland native was originally signed with Chicago on June 3, 2013.

Haggerty, was originally signed with the Rangers on March 12, 2014.

Earlier today the Rangers traded backup goalie Cam Talbot to the Edmonton Oilers for three draft picks.

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Cam Talbot to the Edmonton Oilers

June 27th, 2015 at 3:59 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The New York Rangers traded goaltender Cam Talbot and a seventh round 2015 NHL Draft pick to the Edmonton Oilers for three picks.

The Rangers received picks number 57, 79 and 184 in the 2015 draft. The Oilers got the number 209 pick from New York.

The Rangers had given five team permission to talk to Talbot yesterday, the Oilers were one of those teams.

Talbot was 21-9-4 with a .926 save percentage and 2.21 goals-against average in 36 appearances in the 2014-15 season, including an 8-3-1 record with a .946 save percentage and 1.66 GAA in March, when he was filling in for Henrik Lundqvist, who was out with a neck injury.

Talbot is 33-15-5 with a .931 save percentage and 2.00 GAA in 57 career appearances.

The Rangers later traded the their number 57 pick to the Washington Capitals for picks No. 62 and 113.

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