Read: John Tortorella On What He Has Seen From Chris Kreider Since The Last Time

Chris KreiderLast night against the Panthers, Chris Kreider played 12:03, didn’t register a shot on goal and had one shot blocked, one shot that missed the net and two hits.

When asked about how Kreider has progressed during his time with the Whale, John Tortorella said that Kreider started to sustain, create and use his skills to create offense. Tortorella also said that he had a brief meeting with Kreider and could already see a new found confidence.

Tortorella added that Kreider respects the process he is going through and understands the challenge and work it will take to be comfortable and learn all the dynamics of being a pro hockey player, “This is the right type of process that he needs to go through, and I hope he takes a step in the right direction and keeps on growing from there.”

The Rangers coach described Kreider as having “major assets” but “it’s just a matter of trying to get him to put it all together and do it consistently along the way here.”