Despite the lockout, there is still some hockey to be played that affects the Rangers organization. The Rangers website has the preliminary roster for the Connecticut Whale this year:
Forwards: Ryan Bourque, Tommy Grant, Michael Haley, Marek Hrivik, Kyle Jean, Chad Kolarik, Chris Kreider, JT Miller, Kris Newbury, Brandon Segal, Christian Thomas, Jason Wilson, Andrew Yogan.
Defense: Sean Collins, Steven Delisle, Dylan McIlrath, Jyri Niemi, Blake Parlett, Logan Pyett, Mike Vernace.
Goalies: Jason Missiaen, Scott Stajcer, Cam Talbot.
There are also seven players not listed by the Rangers that are currently on the Whale roster:
Forwards: Chris McKelvie, Jeff Prough, Scott Tanski, Kelsey Tessier.
Defense:Brendan Bell, Sam Klassen, Wade Redden (locked out, won’t be playing).
That makes a total of 17 forwards, 9 defensemen (not counting Redden), and 3 goaltenders that will be at the Whale’s camp this year. It’s expected that a good number of these players will be sent down to the ECH...