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Trocheck, a big catch for Rangers

After the 2022 NHL Draft, the opening of the free agent market and several staff moves during the offseason, NHL.com is profiling the various teams for the 2022-23 season, which begins on October 7. Today, the New York Rangers.

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Record in 2021-22: 52-24-6, second in the Metropolitan section; eliminated from the playoffs in the Eastern Conference Finals
Best striker : Chris Kreider (52)
Best passer: Artemi Panarin (74)
Top scorer: Panarin (96)

The arrivals

Vincent Trocheck (HAS)
Ryan Carpenter (HAS)
Jaroslav Halak (G)

Trocheck agreed to a seven-year contract on July 13 and will be the new second center replacing Ryan Strome. The 29-year-old forward had 51 points (21 goals, 30 assists) in 81 games with the Carolina Hurricanes last season and 10 points (six goals, four assists) in 14 playoff games.

Video: NYR@CAR #7:Trocheck puts Hurricanes on the board

Carpenter signed a one-year contract on July 14. A depth player, the 31-year-old center played 67 games for the Chicago Blackhawks (59) and Calgary Flames (eight) last season, recording 12 points (three goals, nine assists).

Halak, 37, will be the new reservist behind Igor Shesterkin replacing Alexander Georgiev, who was traded to the Colorado Avalanche on July 7. Halak was 4-7-2 with a 2.94 goals-against average and .903 save percentage in 17 games (14 starts) with the Vancouver Canucks last season.

Departures

• Ryan Strome (F)
Andrew Copp (HAS)
Alexander Georgiev (G)
Frank Vatrano (HAS)
• Tyler Motte (F)
justin brown (D)
Kevin Rooney (HAS)
Patrick Nemeth (D)

Strome took advantage of his complete free agency to agree to the terms of a five-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks on July 13. The center tallied 54 points (21 goals, 33 assists) in 74 games last season, before adding nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 19 playoff games.

Copp agreed to a five-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings on July 13 as a free agent. After being acquired by the Rangers in a trade with the Winnipeg Jets, Copp had 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) in 16 regular season games and 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 20 playoff games.

Georgiev was 15-10-2 with two shutouts, a 2.92 GAA and .898 save percentage in 33 games (28 starts) last season. He will have the chance to impose himself in a role of number one guard in Colorado.

Like Strome, Vatrano also signed with the Ducks (three) on July 13. The 28-year-old forward had 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in 20 playoff games with the Rangers. He was acquired from the Florida Panthers in a trade last season.

Motte is still an unrestricted free agent. He was acquired from the Canucks by the March 21 trade deadline. Braun signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers, who traded him to Rangers before the 2022 trade deadline. Rooney signed a two-year deal with the Flames on July 13, while Nemeth was traded to the Arizona Coyotes on July 13.

They knock on the door

• Brennan Othmann (A)
• Will Cuylle (A)
• Vitaly Kravtsov (A)
zac jones (D)
Nils Lundkvist (D)
• Matthew Robertson (D)

Othmann, 19, had 97 points, including 50 goals, in 66 games with Flint of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) last season. The 16th pick in the 2021 draft also added 24 points (nine goals, 15 assists) in 19 playoff games.

A second-round pick (60th overall) in 2020, Cuylle had 80 points (43 goals, 37 assists) in 59 games with Windsor in the OHL last season.

Kravtsov could finally be ready for a full-time NHL role this season. The ninth pick in the 2018 draft, the 22-year-old spent the last campaign in the Continental Hockey League (KHL). He played 20 games for Rangers in 2020-21, registering four points (two goals, two assists).

Selected in the third round (68th) in 2019, Jones played 12 games with New York last season. The 21-year-old defenseman has six assists in 22 NHL games.

Lundkvist, the 28th pick in the 2018 draft, started last season with the Rangers and played 25 games (one goal, three assists) before being sent to Hartford of the American League.

Video: COL@NYR: Lundkvist scores his 1st NHL goal

The 21-year-old Robertson had 11 points (one goal, 10 assists) in 65 games with Hartford last season. He was drafted in the second round (49th) in 2019.

Needs

A veteran defender who can play on the left flank with Braden Schneider. Rangers could use Jones there, but they might not want a third pair of a 21-year-old (Jones) and a 20-year-old (Schneider).

what they said

“My family and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to play in New York. A team from Original Six, playing Madison Square Garden, these are things you dream of when you’re young. It really is an exciting opportunity. » — Vincent Trocheck

Planned training

Chris Kreider — Mika ZibanejadAlexis Lafreniere
Artemi Panarin — Vincent Trocheck — Kaapo Kakko
Samuel Blais — Filip Chytil — Vitaly Kravtsov
Dryden HuntBarclay GoodrowRyan Reaves

Ryan Lindgrenadam fox
K’Andre MillerJacob Trouba
Zac Jones — Braden Schneider

Igor Shesterkin
Jaroslav Halak

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