Alain Vigneault is expecting “great things” from Chris Kreider

KreiderAlain Vigneault says that he is expecting “great things” from Chris Kreider this coming season. (

Kreider enters his third full season in the NHL, scoring 17 goals in 66 games in 2013-14 and 21 goals in 80 games last season.

Vigneault said that Kreider should be one of the Rangers “go-to” players. (

Dan Rosen say that 30 goals and 60 points for Kreider are “realistic goals” (

Kreider is hoping to be more “assertive” and consistent this season for the Rangers.

He is an RFA at the end of the season.


Chris Kreider says that Brian Gibbons is one of the best players he ever played with in college

GibbonsBrian Gibbons played four years at Boston College and played his final two-years at BC with Chris Kreider.

In those two seasons, Gibbons scored 34 goals and 67 assists in 81 games.

Kreider said over the summer that when he is asked who the best player he played with in college was he says Gibbons or Columbus forward Cam Atkinson. (NYR)

Kreider added, “Gibby was a really good college player and has been a good pro. I’m really excited to have him on the team.” (NYR)

For more on Gibbons, click HERE.


Chris Kreider wants to be more assertive and consistent this season

KreiderChris Kreider said that he doesn’t expect to have a different role this year with the Rangers but he wants to “assert” himself more and bring more consistency to his game. (NYR)

In his second full season with the Rangers, and first playing more than 66 games, Kreider set career highs with 21 goals, 25 assists, 180 shots on goal and an average of 15:43 per game.

For a lot more on Kreider, click HERE.

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Chris Kreider could be the first Ranger since Zherdev to have an arbitration hearing

Chris KreiderChris Kreider is an RFA after this season and Andrew Gross writes that he is an “early favorite” to be the first Ranger to actually go through with an arbitration hearing since Nikolai Zherdev in 2009. (North Jersey)

Kreider has a current cap hit of $2.475 million and will likely receive a significant bump “if he has the kind of season his potential points to.”  (North Jersey)

Kreider had arbitration rights last summer and struck his two-year deal with the Rangers shortly before his hearing was scheduled to take place.

For more on Kreider’s arbitration situation last year, click HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

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