Wing and defense strong points for New York Rangers prospect pool
The New York Rangers have become one of the NHL teams that rely most on good player development. As the result of a rebuild that lasted at least half of the last decade, close to half of the players on the 2011-12 roster had either been drafted or signed as free agents out of junior hockey.
Although the most recent strategy has been to trade for or sign as free agents most of their top forwards, almost the entire defensive corps is homegrown, and many of the complementary forwards have come through the organization. And for the first time in many years, a homegrown potential top line winger is poised to become a regular member of the New York's NHL roster.… read more