Powe practiced with the team at the morning skate today and following that he spoke with the Rangers website and said that he plays a similar style to the one that the Rangers use, “It’s a hard working system, tight defensive, tight checking and that is kind of my game so hopefully I fit well.”
On joining the Rangers, Powe said “hockey is hockey. You just need to go out there and battle and compete. With the systems, you make sure that you pay attention and learn them as quickly as you can.”
Powe is also one of the top shot blocking forwards in the NHL, finishing second in the league last year with 91. (Ryan Callahan had 88 in six fewer games)
He says that he likes to block shots because as a role player that is part of his job and “Shot blocking tells me you want to win games. It builds good team chemistry.”
John Tortorella told the NY Post, that Powe will help add more depth and versatility, “with Powe, it’s a guy that can kill penalties. He has played in the league, does a lot of little things on the boards; certainly adds to our depth in a lot of different situations and I can move him around.
Read more on Powe, HERE.