Last season, split between Boston College and the Rangers, Chris Kreider played a total of 62 games which was the most he has played in one season.
In his first two seasons Kreider, between BC and representing Team USA, played around 50 games.
Ken Gernander told the NY Times that one of the big things that Kreider will have to go through this season is dealing with an 80 game, plus playoff, grind.
“For Chris right now the challenge is to develop into a professional. He’s never had to play an 80-game grind. Big moments like the N.C.A.A. tournament or the world junior championship, it’s not the same as a professional who has to grind it out with the same group over the long haul just to get into the playoffs.”
Kreider has two assists and 23 penalty minutes in four games with the Whale. He was suspended for last night’s win because of a hit he delivered over the weekend.