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Rangers sign Ryan McDonagh-3 year ELC
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06-21-2010, 10:35 PM
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"He (Stepan) was at the Rangers' prospect camp when the trade happened last summer, so he was pretty excited," said McDonagh. "He called me as soon as his day was done at the camp. He said that one of the coaches had pulled him aside in the middle of the practice to tell him that the Rangers had just traded for me. He was all excited. It was pretty cool."
Having a fellow Rangers prospect on the Badgers helped keep McDonagh focused on his hockey future.
"Obviously, when we were back in Madison, we would talk with excitement about playing together again one day at the next level," he said.
One of Stepan's teammates during the emotional NCAA run was defenseman Ryan McDonagh, a fellow Rangers prospect obtained in a trade with Montreal last summer. Stepan was delighted to hear about that trade and now hopes that he and McDonagh will soon play together in the NHL, too.
"We're pretty good buddies. We're always playing video games together and hanging out. We always just kind of joke around about it (being NHL teammates)," said Stepan. "We joke about how we could move out there together and stuff like that. It's something that we're really good buddies and if it were to happen, we would definitely enjoy it and try to be as close as we can."
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