No. 9 NY Rangers prospect for 2022 season

August 23, 2022

Starting Aug. 22 and working by Sept. 2, lohud.com and the USA TODAY Community will reveal our annual rating of the highest 10 prospects within the New York Rangers’ group.

These stories, with one set to be printed every day, are primarily based on conversations with Rangers’ hockey personnel, coaches and trainers who’ve labored with these prospects, scouts from around the globe and different sources. Any gamers who’re eligible for the Calder Trophy − 25 or youthful and haven’t performed greater than 25 NHL video games in a season nor six or extra video games in any two previous seasons − are up for consideration.

No. 9: Middle Bryce McConnell-Barker

From left, Bryce McConnell-Barker takes part in the Rangers Prospect Development Camp at the Rangers Training facility in Tarrytown July 12, 2022.

Attempt as they may, it’s practically unimaginable for hockey prospects to keep away from the chatter heading into the NHL Draft.

Some could deny studying the varied rankings within the lead-up to the large occasion, however Bryce McConnell-Barker admits to letting the curiosity get the higher of him.

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“If individuals say they do not, they’re mendacity to you,” he mentioned throughout New York Rangers’ growth camp final month. “I believe each participant does take a look at them. You strive to not let it get to your head an excessive amount of.”