About Eric Willsen

Eric Willsen is a recent graduate from Stetson University. After following the New York Rangers for over a decade, he decided to begin pursuing a career in sports journalism. Eric aims to inform and entertain hockey fans around the world, writing Rangers articles for Empire Sports Media and producing the Fireside Rangers podcast.
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May 30, 2024; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers defenseman K'Andre Miller (79) skates across center ice against the Florida Panthers during the first period in game five of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports
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2024-07-23
The New York Rangers scored a total of 65 power-play goals last season while earning a respectable 26.4% success rate…
May 24, 2024; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers center Barclay Goodrow (21) celebrates his game-winning overtime goal with teammates in game two of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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2024-07-19
The New York Rangers announced their schedule for the 2024-25 NHL season at the beginning of July. After winning the…
Apr 13, 2024; New York, New York, USA;  New York Rangers defenseman Braden Schneider (4) shoots and scores a goal past New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin (30) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports
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2024-07-13
The New York Rangers have checked another item off the summer to-do list by locking up depth defenseman Braden Schneider…
Brett Berard takes part in the Rangers Prospect Development Camp at the Rangers Training facility in Tarrytown July 12, 2022.
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2024-07-11
The New York Rangers have officially concluded their 2024 development camp. Numerous top prospects hit the ice to work on…
Reilly Smith, Rangers
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2024-07-10
While the New York Rangers may not have had as exciting an offseason as fans would have hoped for, it’s…
New York Rangers left wing Brennan Othmann (78) looks out during warmups before a game against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden
2024-07-07
The New York Rangers are still in need of an elite winger for their first line. There are multiple options…
Reilly Smith, Rangers
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2024-07-03
The New York Rangers needed to target an elite right winger to play on the first line when free agency…
Reilly Smith, Rangers
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2024-07-01
The New York Rangers began the 2024 free agency period with an underwhelming start as most of their top targets…
EJ Emery, Rangers
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2024-06-29
The New York Rangers ultimately chose to stick with their 30th overall pick in the 2024 NHL entry draft despite…
Steven Stamkos, Patrick Kane, Rangers
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2024-06-28
The New York Rangers are expected to make some major changes to their roster when the free agency market opens…