2014 Rangers Prospect Development Camp
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team will hold the 2014 Prospect Development Camp from Monday, June 30 – Friday, July 4, at Madison Square Garden Training Center. The camp will bring together several of the team’s top prospects, including Anthony Duclair, Brady Skjei, Mackenzie Skapski, Pavel Buchnevich, and Adam Tambellini.
Duclair, 18, registered 50 goals and 49 assists for 99 points, along with 56 penalty minutes in 59 games with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) this past season. Duclair established QMJHL career-highs in goals, assists, points, power play goals (15), shorthanded goals (three), and game-winning goals (seven). He also ranked third in the league in goals, sixth in the league in points, seventh in the league in power play goals, and tied for seventh in the league in game-winning goals.
The Pointe-Claire, Quebec native registered at least one point in 45 of 59 regular season games and posted 30 multi-point efforts this past season. Duclair posted a career-high, eight-game goal streak from December 20 vs. Shawinigan to January 10 vs. Rimouski (nine goals over the span), and was also named the Central Hockey League’s (CHL) Player of The Week for consecutive weeks (January 20 – 26 and January 27 – February 2.
Duclair was selected by the Rangers in the third round, 80th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Skjei, 20, registered six goals and eight assists for 14 points, along with 30 penalty minutes in 40 games with the University of Minnesota of the Big Ten this past season. He established career-highs in games played, goals, assists, points, and penalty minutes while helping Minnesota advance to the National Championship Game. Skjei tied for second among defensemen on the team in goals and ranked third among defensemen on the team in points.
The Lakeville, Minnesota native was selected by the Rangers in the first round, 28th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Skapski, 20, posted a 28-20-4 record, along with a 2.70 GAA, a .916 SV%, and one shutout in 53 appearances with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League (WHL) this past season. The 6-3, 191-pounder registered career-bests in GAA and SV%, and ranked sixth in the WHL in SV%, tied for seventh in wins, and finished 10th in GAA. He also posted a career-high, 10-game winning streak from January 12 to February 11, recording a 1.80 GAA and a .940 SV% over the span.
The Abbotsford, British Columbia native was selected by the Rangers in the sixth round, 170th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Buchnevich, 19, split this past season between Severstal Cherepovets of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and Almaz Cherepovets of the Junior Hockey League (MHL) in Russia. He registered seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points, along with 12 penalty minutes in 40 games with Severstal. Buchnevich also ranked third on Severstal in assists, fourth on the team in points, and tied for sixth on the team in goals.
The 6-1, 176-pounder recorded two goals and five assists for seven points, along with 18 penalty minutes and a plus-three rating in seven contests while helping Russia capture the Bronze Medal at the 2014 World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden. Buchnevich tied for the team lead in assists and tied for second on the team in points in the tournament.
The Cherepovets, Russia native was selected by the Rangers in the third round, 75th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Tambellini, 19, split the season between the University of North Dakota of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) and the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The 6-2, 179-pounder registered 17 goals and 22 assists for 39 points, along with 10 penalty minutes in 31 games with Calgary. He ranked fifth on the team in goals and seventh on the team in points, and also notched a point in 21 of 31 games with the Hitmen.
In the playoffs, Tambellini recorded five goals and four assists for nine points, along with two penalty minutes and a plus-five rating in six games. The forward led Calgary in goals, tied for the team lead in points and plus/minus rating, and tied for fourth on the team in assists in the playoffs.
The Port Moody, British Columbia native was selected by the Rangers in the third round, 65th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Availability for the media will occur following the players’ on-ice training. The players are scheduled to scrimmage at the following times:
Monday, June 30 – 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 1 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 2 – 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 3 – No scrimmage
Friday, July 4 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.