By Bob Crawford
The very next day after the NHL Draft, Monday, July 1, the Hartford Wolf Pack’s parent club, the New York Rangers, began its annual week-long Prospect Development Camp at the team’s practice facility, the MSG Training Center in Tarrytown, NY.
Wolf Pack head coach Ken Gernander and his staff of assistants Jeff Beukeboom and Pat Boller were front and center at the camp, which brought together all of the youngest players in the organization, including the five players that the Rangers selected at the Draft in Newark, NJ. After the first two days of the camp, Gernander was impressed with the work ethic on display.
“The first day was all (fitness) testing, but I think that the guys worked very well,” the Wolf Pack mentor said. “The on-ice testing was certainly difficult, there’s a bit of an endurance or conditioning component to it, and they worked pretty hard and pushed through that, and they also had some off-ice testing.
“That’s what you’re looking to...