Chris Kreider on what it was like to have Marty St. Louis as a teammate

Kreider, Stepan, St. Louis7/17/15 | 3:33PM: Chris Kreider said that growing up he had three posters on his wall, one of the Stanley Cup, a USA poster and a Marty St. Louis poster. (ESPN.com)

Kreider said that he waited to tell St. Louis that he had his poster on his wall until St. Louis retired, saying “I didn’t tell him when he was still on my line.” (ESPN.com)

Kreider said that St. Louis meant a lot to him and that it’s “special” to call him a friend. He adds that both of his parents went to Vermont and that St. Louis was their favorite player.

He added, “he’s just an awesome guy and I feel lucky to have played with him and pick his brain on a day-to-day basis.”

St. Louis’ relationship with Kreider has been mentioned before.


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Chris Kreider and Emerson Etem played in the WJC together

Chris KreiderChris Kreider and Emerson Etem were teammates on the 2011 US World Junior Team that lost in the Semi-Final to Canada but won a Bronze Medal.

In the tournament, Etem had one goal in six games. Kreider had 4 goals and 2 assists in six games.

Kreider said that he got to know Etem “fairly well” during the tournament in Buffalo and that he is a “really good kid, good player and a great addition.” (NYR)

Etem also played with Derek Stepan at Shattuck St. Mary’s and with JT Miller on the 2012 WJC.


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Chris Kreider on the need for guys to step up and build from within

KreiderChris Kreider said that the Rangers are a “young team” and that the young players need to “step up and take a larger role,” contribute more and be more consistent “across the board.” (ESPN.com)

He said that the players need to put in the work during the summer and then follow the “tone” and examples that the veterans and leaders on the team set.(ESPN.com)

Asked about the division, Kreider said that the teams around the Rangers “made moves – a lot of moves.” (ESPN.com)

The Penguins acquired Phil Kessel, the Blue Jackets acquired Brandon Saad, the Capitals acquired TJ Oshie and signed Justin Williams.

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Chris Kreider says that Mats Zuccarello is doing well

Zuccarello, KreiderChris Kreider spoke with the Rangers website and said that Mats Zuccarello is doing “really well” in his recovery from the injury he sustained in Game 5 against Pittsburgh. (NYR)

Kreider said that Zuccarello, “bounced back in pretty incredible fashion.”(NYR)

He said that it was a lot of fun to go to Norway for the first time and to do it with his teammates and friends.

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