Last evening, the Rangers reassigned 20 players and released two from training camp.
Both Dallas Valentine and Nathan Burns. If there were any surprises in the moves, it had to be the release of Dallas Valentine, who went undrafted this year, but joined the Rangers for both Traverse City and the main camp. Valentine was very impressive in the rookie tournament in Michigan earlier this month. could have been signed (if the Rangers had room). It is expected that the Blueshirts will keep him on their radar over the next 6-9 months.
Other reassignments are Troy Donnay, Michael Kantor, Nickolas Latta, Paxton Leroux, Chris McCarthy, Richard Nejezchleb, Logan Nelson, Josh Nicholls, Sam Noreau, Mackenzie Skapski, Michael St. Croix, and Andrew Yogan, who will join Hartford in their AHL training camp; as well as Ryan Graves, Brandon Halverson, Keegan Iverson, Ryan Mantha, Adam Tambellini, and Daniel Walcott, who have been returned to their junior teams.
Prospects still vying for spots on the NHL club are: Ryan Bourque, Anthony Duclair, Jesper Fast, Ryan Haggerty, Marek Hrivik, Danny Kristo, Oscar Lindberg, JT Miller, Conor Allen, Mat Bodie, Tommy Hughes, Dylan McIlrath, Petr Zamorsky, Cedrick Dejardins, and Jason Missiaen. It is likely that three or a maximum of four of these prospects will make the team.