The Rangers No. 1 defensive prospect, Dylan McIlrath, is finishing up his first regular season of professional hockey with the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League.
After surgery to repair a dislocated knee cap delayed the start of his season, McIlrath has been one of the Whale's most talented shutdown defensemen since joining the lineup.
McIlrath and Whale assistant coach and former Rangers defenseman Jeff Beukeboom recently spoke with BlueshirtsUnited.com to discuss McIlrath's physical style and his development as he works towards cracking the Rangers roster.
See what McIlrath and Beukeboom had to say about the Rangers defensive prospect, then share your thoughts below.