Rangers Training Camp notes

By pbadmin

1999 New York Rangers Training Camp Roster and Reserve Roster has been announced. This list is as of September 8,1999. Some changes have already been made and squads split into groups run by Coach John Muckler(NYR), Bob Crocker(NYR Scout) and John Paddock(Hartford-AHL). Rangers training camp roster/reserve list:

Goaltenders
Derek Doson-Oshawa(OHL)
Jeff Heil-Charlotte(ECHL)
Milan Hnilicka-Sparta Praha (Czech)
Jason Labarbera-Portland(WHL)
Jean-Francois Labbe-Hartford (AHL)
Kirk McLean-Florida (NHL)
Mike Richter- N.Y. Rangers (NHL)
Alexander Korobolin-Mechel (Russia)
Johan Asplund- Gavle (Sweden)

NOTES: Jeff Heil and Jason Labarbera have been assigned to John Paddock and look to start the season in Hartford(AHL). Also it is expected that J.F.Labbe and Milan Hnilinka will join Paddock`s Hartford Wolf Pack.

DEFENSE:
Terry Virtue- Providence (AHL)
Brian Leetch- N.Y. Rangers (NHL)
Patrick Aufiero-Boston Univ. (HE)
Arto Laatikainen-Espoo (Finland)
Alexei Vasiliev- Hartford (AHL)
Mathieu Schneider- N.Y. Rangers (NHL)
Tomas Kloucek-Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Stephane Quintal-Montreal (NHL)
Mario Joly Hull- (QMJHL)
Dale Purinton-Hartord(AHL)
Kim Johnsson-Malmo(Sweden)
Wes Jarvis-Kitchener(OHL)
Peter Popovic-NY.Rangers(NHL)
Rumun Ndur-NY.Rangers(NHL)**NOT IN CAMP**
Burke Henry-Brandon(WHL)
Jeff Brown-Charlotte (ECHL)
Sylvain Lefebvre-Colorado (NHL)
Jason Doig-Springfield-Hartford (AHL)
John Namestnikov-Lowell (AHL)

NOTES: Dale Purinton, Burke Henry, Terry Virtue, John Namestnikov and Wes Jarvis will practice with John Paddock and look to be in Hartford(AHL) to open the season.

FORWARDS:
Francois Fortier-Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
Derek Armstrong-Hartford (AHL)
Garrett Bembridge-Saskatoon (WHL)
Daniel Goneau-Hartford (AHL) **NOT IN CAMP**
Kevin Colley-Oshawa (OHL)
Pavel Brendl-Calgary (WHL)
Adam Graves-N.Y. Rangers (NHL)
Mike Harder-Rochester (AHL)
Derek Campbell-Belleville (OHL)
Evgeny Gusakov-Lada Togliatti (Russia)
Lynn Loyns-Spokane (WHL)
Randy Copley-Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
Todd Hall-Hartford (AHL)
Jamie Lundmark-Moose Jaw (WHL)
Theo Fleury-Cal./Colorado (NHL)
Jan Hlavac-Sparta Praha (Czech)
Manny Malhotra-N.Y. Rangers (NHL)
Ken Gernander-Hartford (AHL)
Valeri Kamensky-Colorado (NHL)
Petr Nedved¨-NY. Rangers (NHL)
Todd Harvey-N.Y. Rangers (NHL)
Boyd Kane-Hartford (AHL)
Brandon Reid-Halifax (QMJHL)
Chris Kenady-Utah (IHL)
Jeff Kugel-Windsor (OHL)
P.J. Stock-Hartford (AHL) **NOT IN CAMP**
Mike Knuble-N.Y. Rangers (NHL)
Eric Lacroix-Col./LA/NYR (NHL)
Tim Taylor-Boston (NHL)
Radoslav Kropac-Bratislava (Slovakia)
Darren Langdon-N.Y. Rangers (NHL)
John MacLean-N.Y. Rangers (NHL)
Richard Scott-Oshawa (OHL)
Brad Smyth-Hartford (AHL)
Kevin Stevens-N.Y. Rangers (NHL)
Johan Witehall-Hartford (AHL)
Alexei Bulatov-Yekateringburg (Russia)
Jay Dardis-Lake Superior
Patrick Leahy-Miami (CCHA)
Petter Hennig-MoDo (Sweden)
David Inman-Notre Dame (CCHA)
Stefan Lundqvist-Brynas (Sweden)

NOTES: Boyd Kane, Francois Fortier, Chris Kenady, Johan Witehall, Derek Armstrong, Brady Smyth, Randy Copley and Mike Harder have been assigned to John Paddock and will likely start the season in Hartford(AHL). Daniel Goneau and PJ.Stock are out of camp (Contract Dispute). Once again center and captain Ken Gernander will have the chance to dawn the Rangers jersey in a few NHL exhibition games as will Hartford Teammate and Connecticut born Todd Hall.

Paddock got a taste of the old job last week in Kitchner, Ontario, coaching mostly rookies against teams from the Buffalo Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes. Paddock had Wolf Pack players Jeff Brown, Francois Fortier, Randy Copley and Boyd Kane. He also had Mike York, but the center who played three games in Hartford after being runner-up for the Hobey Baker Award at Michigan State was so impressive in camp that he stuck with the parent team when the roster was split Tuesday. Pavel Brendl had four goals in his second effort impressing Rangers`management. Kim Johnsson continues to shine playing super well on the offensive side of the defense and rookie Tomas Kloucek played superb defensive hockey a tribute to his bulked up frame now at 205 lbs.