Stats: Traverse City Game 1 Recap

The Rangers lost 4-3 to Carolina in the opening game of the Traverse City tournament.

  • Danny Kristo: 8 shots, 1 assist (PP), minus one
  • Oscar Lindberg: 4 shots, 1 goal (PP), minus one
  • Jimmy Oligny: 4 shots, 1 assist (PP), minus two (Defenseman invited to camp)
  • Conor Allen: 4 shots, minus one, one penalty (high sticking)
  • Jesper Fast: 0 shots, 1 assist (PP),  minus one
  • Andrew Yogan: 3 shots, 1 goal, plus one
  • Michael St. Croix: 3 shots, 1 assist
  • Michael Kantor: minus 3, 3 shots
  • Kyle Jean: one shot

Andrew Yogan told the team’s website, “we had a lot of chances” and Danny Kristo said, “It was a tough loss. I think we had a lot of chances as a team but we came up a bit short.”

Kristo added, “I thought I was playing well and getting chances but they just weren’t going in tonight.”

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Note: The Captains In Traverse City

The Rangers have announced on twitter that Andrew Yogan is the captain of the Rangers squad in Traverse City.

Yogan played in Traverse City during the 2011 tournament and spent last season in the AHL and ECHL.

Kyle Jean and Samuel Noreau are assistant captains.

The Rangers play at 3:30PM today.


The jersey numbers for the Traverse City players.


Note: The Lines For Traverse City

According to Steve Zipay, the Rangers were using the following lines yesterday while their players practiced for the Traverse City Tournament:

  • Danny Kristo, Oscar Lindberg, Jesper Fast
  • Kyle Jean, Michael St. Croix, Thomas Spelling
  • Josh Nicholls, Andrew Yogan, Anthony Duclair
  • Klarc Wilson, Michael Kantor, Paxton Leroux

The Rangers open the tournament today against Carolina.

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Note: Looking At The Traverse City Roster

At, Mike Morreale looked at the number of first and second round picks that each team will bring with them to the Traverse City tournament.

The Rangers are not bringing any first round picks and only two second round picks in Danny Kristo and Oscar Lindberg. Both of those players were acquired via trade.

According to a note from the 2006 tournament, a team can have a maximum of four players who have at least one-year of pro experience and all players must be 23 or younger.

Andrew Yogan and Kyle Jean both played in Hartford last season and the rules probably stipulate that Oscar Lindberg and Jesper Fast be categorized as pro players since they were in the Swedish Elite League.

College players do not play in Traverse City.

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Adam Rotter: Without Brady Skjei and Boo Nieves, and with Dylan McIlrath and JT Miller likely staying in NY to skate with the regular players, the Rangers team seems to lack the top round talent that other teams are bringing. There is nice depth though with Michael St. Croix, Jesper Fast, Kyle Jean and Andrew Yogann up front.


News: Rangers Announce Roster For Traverse City Tournament

The Rangers have announced their roster for the Traverse City Tournament:

Forwards: Anthony DuclairJesper Fast, Oscar Lindberg, Danny Kristo, Michael St. Croix, Thomas Spelling, Kyle Jean, JT Barnett, Josh Graves, Michael Kantor, Paxton Leroux, Josh Nicholls, Klarc Wilson, Andrew Yogan.

Defense: Conor Allen, Charlie Dodero, Troy Donnay, Ben Fanelli, Ryan Graves, Tommy Hughes, Samuel Noreau, Jimmy Oligny

Goalies: Jeff Malcolm and MacKenzie Skapski

The tournament runs from 9/5 to 9/9:

  • 9/5: 3:30PM against Carolina
  • 9/6: 4PM against Buffalo
  • 9/8: 6:30PM against Columbus
  • 9/9 Championship/Consolation Games

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Players who are in the NCAA, Brady Skjei, Steven Fogarty, Boo Nieves, Adam Tamellini, do not play in the tournament.