The Swedish Ice Hockey Association announced today its final, 23-man roster for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, the best-on-best international hockey championship. New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was named to the team.
Brady Skjei appeared in seven games with the New York Rangers in the regular season and five in the offseason, he also represented Team USA at the 2016 World Championship. The defenseman may have had a successful year, stating that his confidence is high, he is also aware that much work still needs to be done to be a regular defenseman in the National Hockey League.
Derick Brassard left the 2016 World Championships on Sunday with a gold medal around his neck as part of Team Canada. Brassard, who scored five goals and added six assists, ranked sixth among all scorers at the 2016 World Championships.
New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Pavel Buchnevich on an entry-level contract. Buchnevich was selected by the Rangers in the third round, 75th overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
New York Rangers center Oscar Lindberg underwent a successful simultaneous bilateral hip labral repair. His expected recovery will take six months.
New York Rangers agreed to terms with goaltender Antti Raanta on a new contract. The Rangers did not disclose terms of the deal.
New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello has been nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. Pittsburgh's Pascal Dupuis and Florida's Jaromir Jagr are the other two finalists.
Since 2012 the New York Rangers made in to the Eastern Conference Final three times and the Stanley Cup Final once. However, don't expect them to use that as a crutch as to why they fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins in five games this season in the first round of playoffs.
The New York Rangers gathered at MSG Training Center for break-up day on Tuesday with everyone using the word "disappointment" to describe their season. The Rangers may be disappointed in the outcome of the postseason but they are a team who reached the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season, and tenth time in the past 11 years.