New York Rangers announce 2020-2021 team roster

New York Rangers
Feb 14, 2020; Columbus, Ohio, USA; New York Rangers center Ryan Strome (16) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the third period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

 The New York Rangers announced their 22 man roster and taxi squad on the eve before the start of the 2020-2021 NHL season.

18 players were trimmed off the training camp lineup leaving the team with 13 forwards, seven defensemen, and two goalies.

Morgan Barron, Anthony Bitetto, Colin Blackwell, Jonny Brodzinski, Brandon Crawley, Gabriel Fontaine, Tim Gettinger, Anthony Greco, Libor Hajek, Adam Huska, Patrick Khodorenko, Keith Kinkaid, Darren Raddysh, Tarmo Reunanen, Justin Richards, Matthew Robertson, Austin Rueschhoff, and Tyler Wall were all removed from the Rangers’ active roster.

Rangers Roster

Forwards- Pavel Buchnevich, Filip Chytil, Phillip Di Giuseppe, Julien Gauthier, Brett Howden, Kaapo Kakko, Chris Kreider, Alexis Lafrenière, Brendan Lemieux, Artemi Panarin, Kevin Rooney, Ryan Strome, Mika Zibanejad.

Defenseman– Tony DeAngelo, Adam Fox, Jack Johnson, Ryan Lindgren, K’Andre Miller, Brendan Smith, Jacob Trouba.

Goaltenders– Igor Shesterkin and Alexandar Georgiev.

Taxi Squad– Morgan Barron, Anthony Bitetto, Colin Blackwell, Libor Hajek, Matthew Robertson, and Keith Kinkaid.

Brodzinski, Crawley, Fontaine, Gettinger, Greco, Huska, Khodorenko, Raddysh, Reunanen, Richards, Rueschhoff, and Wall have been assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

NHL Debut

This year’s first overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft Alexis Lafreniere and the first-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft K’Andre Miller will make their NHL debuts at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night when the Blueshirts host the New York Islanders in game 1 of their abbreviated 56 game schedule.