Watch: Rangers/Wild highlights from yesterday (Ryan Haggerty, Kevin Hayes, Anthony Duclair goals)

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Watch: Highlights from Rangers/Carolina in Traverse City (Ryan Haggerty’s goal)

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Watch: Ryan Haggerty’s goal in Traverse City last night (With Brandon Halverson scouting report)

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Read: Ryan Haggerty has been part of the group skating together

Ryan HaggertyRyan Haggerty has been one of the Rangers who has been at the training center as players start returning to New York and working out together.

Haggerty says that he has the benefit of being close and “living down the road” in Stamford and that it helps to get in extra work and extra time on the ice with the players that he hopes to be playing with. Haggerty says that being there early is all about trying to get better but also learning the tendencies of his teammates. (Rangers)

He says that his mindset for training camp is to take everything in stride and be ready for whatever Alain Vigneault and the coaches throw at him. He says that one important aspect is not getting down about mistakes and just trying to do your best. (Rangers)

While with the team at the end of the season and playoffs, Haggerty said that he got to see how the players acted everyday, what their routines are and how to be a pro. (Rangers)

The Sports Forecaster has Haggerty making the NHL in 2015-16 and adds that he is a player who “knows how to score.”

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Read: Ryan Haggerty has been learning what it takes to be a pro

Ryan HaggertyRyan Haggerty spoke yesterday at a charity hockey game in Stamford, CT and said that during his time around the Rangers in the playoffs he learned from players like Brad Richards and Marty St. Louis about how to conduct yourself, be a pro and show up to work everyday. (Stamford Advocate)

Haggerty says that he has gotten to know the coaching staff a bit and how they work but understands that he won’t be given a spot on the team and that he needs to make his presence felt. (Stamford Advocate)

He says that he is preparing to take the right steps to be the best he can be and ultimately play with the Rangers. (Stamford Advocate)

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Haggerty’s cap hit at the NHL level is $925,000.

Note: Ryan Haggerty contract info and what kind of player he is

Ryan Haggerty12:32PM: Haggerty is not with the Rangers in Montreal and is ineligible for the playoffs so he will skate with the Wolf Pack extras who will be called up to provide depth when their season ends. Haggerty may play for Team USA at the World Championships. (Larry Brooks)

8:34AM: The Rangers recently signed Ryan Haggerty of RPI and he has been with the Rangers but has yet to play in a game.

Haggerty is with the team now and burning off the first year of his three-year entry level deal that has a cap hit of $925,000. (Cap Geek)

  • The Rangers beat out 11 other teams for Haggerty (ESPN NY) , who is a life long Rangers fan.

Haggerty can be sent to the AHL next season and would have a salary of $70,000. He also has a signing bonus each year of $92,500 and performance bonuses of up to $425,000 that could raise his cap hit to $1.208 million.

Craig Custance spoke with a scout who says that Haggerty is a “goal scorer” and can really shoot the puck. The scout said that Haggerty didn’t blossom in his role with the USA program, before going to RPI, and that he “tears it up on the PP” firing shots from the weak side. He is in need of playing with someone who can distribute the puck. (ESPN Insider)

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Recap: Ryan Haggerty’s comments today

Ryan Haggerty4:31PM: Alain Vigneault said today:

  • On Ryan Haggerty, “I thought he skated well for the first time. I met him before practice, had a good conversation with him. Have never seen him play, didn’t hear anything about him other than a couple of days prior from Jeff saying that this young man had a tremendous amount of upside and potential and he felt that we were a good opportunity and I told him when I talked to him this morning that we are trying to get in so we will see how things shake out but from a first practice what I saw I thought he was alright.”
  • Do you have any idea where he fits or doesn’t fit, “Until I see him play I can’t comment on that.”
  • Would you have liked the option to send him down, “I don’t think we had that luxury or choice unless I am wrong, I don’t think we had unless he would have…he could have signed an American league deal and then signed with us but I think int he fundamentals this is taking a year off of his length until he becomes a free agent but you are asking me if I thought it would have been better for him to go to Hartford, that would have been good but being here with us, he has just played a full year and going to Hartford would have been good to get some ice time but I think being with us, working with Reg our conditioning coach working with our coaches will bring some other benefits. Hartford will bring some benefits and this will bring some other benefits.”

4:15PM: Haggerty says that he wants to stay out of the way but learn as much as he can. (ESPN NY)

2:16PM: Ryan Haggerty was on the ice for the first time today since joining the Rangers last week and he spoke with the team’s website after practice:

  • On being on the ice, “it felt pretty good. Finally being with the guys and practicing with them, it felt good and trying to get up to speed real quick.”
  • How has the past week been, “last week on Mon and Tues I didn’t sleep much because of what was going on with the negotiations and it was a pretty big whirlwind. It calmed down a little bit and the team came back on Saturday and I was able to join them yesterday for a little skate at the Garden. First official practice today and everything is starting to settle in.”

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