NY Rangers Prospect Development Camp

2014 Draft Picks, Top Prospects to Participate In Development Camp This Week

Today, the Rangers annual development camp will commence with a number of their draft picks from this weekend as well as top prospects participating in the week long (ends on Friday) showcase.

Here’s the roster:

Calle Andersson — D
Justin Baker — D
Travis Brown — D
Mat Bodie — D
Pavel Buchnevich — RW
Luke Curadi — D
Troy Donnay — D
Kevin Duane — RW
Anthony Duclair — LW
Steven Fogarty — C/ RW
Spiro Goulakis — D
Ryan Haggerty — RW
Brandon Halverson — G
Keegan Iverson — RW
Michael Kantor — RW
Nickolas Latta — C
Vinni Lettieri — C
Ryan Mantha — D
Chris McCarthy — LW
Bryan Moore — LW
Vojtech Mozik — D
Tyler Nanne — D
Matt Neal — C/RW
Eric Neiley — F
Richard Nejezchleb — LW
Logan Nelson — RW
Josh Nicholls — RW
Sam Noreau — D
Matt O’Connor – G
Kevin Rooney — C
Mackenzie Skapski — G
Brady Skjei — D
Michael St. Croix — C
Colin Stevens — G
Adam Tambellini — C
Daniel Walcott — D
Petr Zamorksy – D

…must be such a whirlwind for the Rangers draft picks. Just days after being drafted, they’re in New York taking the ice at the Rangers practice facility with the rest of the organization’s top prospects, all while under the watchful eye of management. No pressure kids.

…while it’s impossible to take anything away from a prospect’s performance this week, I am especially looking forward to updates & video on Andersson, Buchnevic, Duclair, Haggerty, Iverson and Skjei. I’ll obviously also have my eye on the Rangers first pick of this year’s draft, goaltender Brandon Halverson.

…one interesting omission from the roster is 2012 2nd round pick Boo Nieves. The Syracuse, NY native had a breakout freshman year at Michigan in 2012-13 (29 points in 40 games & named a CCHA All-Rookie honorable mention), however, he seemed to suffer a sophomore slump last year as he recorded just 22 points (3g, 19a) in 34 games. He did have 12 points (2g, 10a) in his final 10 games. Not sure if his struggles were the reason for the snub or possibly because NCAA players must pay their own way and for some reason wasn’t able to swing it. Nieves did participate in the prospect camp last season.

If you missed any of the the draft coverage from the weekend, I highly recommend all the bios that Adam put together so absolutely check them out by clicking on the below links.

G Brandon Halverson (59th), F Keegan Iverson (85th), D Ryan Mantha (104th), G Igor Shestyorkin (118th), LW Richard Nejezchleb (122nd), D Daniel Walcott (140th) and D Tyler Nanne (142nd).

Here’s video of Gordie Clark recapping the draft…

Here’s Rangers fourth round pick Ryan Mantha…

Here’s Rangers fifth round pick Daniel Walcott…

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