Blueshirts on Traverse City

“ I’m excited to strap up my skates and go out there and play some games. ”
- Danny Kristo
“ You need to play your best hockey. Everyone is going to be watching. All the guys you need to impress. ”
- Conor Allen
“ I’m excited to put some Rangers gear on and play some games. ”
- Conor Allen
“ It’s good for a rookie. It really prepares you for the pace at your first training camp. ”
- Ryan McDonagh

The Rangers and several of their players have benefitted greatly over the years from strong showings at the Traverse City prospect tournament. From Marc Staal and Ryan McDonagh to Derek Stepan and Michael Del Zotto, some of the Rangers brightest young stars stole the show at the tournament and used it as a springboard to success on Broadway.

Check out these quotes from Ryan McDonagh (2010), as well as Danny Kristo and Conor Allen on the importance of Traverse City, then share your thoughts below.