There are definite privileges that come with being a Rangers Season Subscriber, and one of those is an opportunity to come face-to-face with Blueshirts players at special events. On Friday, Feb. 15, two such events were held simultaneously, involving 10 players on the current roster.
One event was a Season Subscriber Player Forum at The Beacon Theatre in Manhattan. Rangers goaltenders Henrik Lundqvist and Martin Biron joined defensemen Dan Girardi and Stu Bickel as well as forwards Arron Asham and J.T. Miller at the event, which was hosted by Rangers broadcasters Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti. Fans got to hear from these players in an interview session and then ask direct questions of them, while a handful of especially lucky ones took home signed jerseys.
The second event was family-oriented kids' training camp at The Sports Center Chelsea Piers, where Rangers alternate captain Marc Staal, fellow defensemen Michael Del Zotto and Ryan McDonagh, and forward Derek Stepan engaged in a wide range of activities with youngsters. There was also an autograph session for the kids.