Rangers 2015 Traverse City Tournament roster

August 31, 2015, by

The New York Rangers have released their 2015 Traverse City Tournament roster. There are 23 players on the roster, comprised of 21 skaters and two goalies. Most of these guys should look familiar. For those that don’t –likely the ATO’s– Josh did a primer on all of them. You should check them out.

Full roster is after the jump.

Player Pos Ht Wt Sh DOB How Acquired
Andersson, Calle D 6-2 214 R 5/16/94 Drafted (4th Round/119th Overall in 2012)
Artemov, Artem RW 5-11 200 R 1/17/97 Amateur Try-Out Agreement
Askew, Cameron C 6-2 204 R 5/13/97 Amateur Try-Out Agreement
Bratina, Zach LW 6-1 181 L 1/6/96 Amateur Try-Out Agreement
Brooks, Adam C 5-10 169 L 5/6/96 Amateur Try-Out Agreement
DiFruscia, Anthony LW 5-11 198 L 4/20/95 Amateur Try-Out Agreement
Graves, Ryan D 6-4 226 L 5/21/95 Drafted (4th Round/110th Overall in 2013)
Gropp, Ryan LW 6-2 187 L 9/16/96 Drafted (2nd Round/41st Overall in 2015)
Halverson, Brandon G 6-4 200 L 3/29/96 Drafted (2nd Round/59th Overall in 2014)
Hart, Jayden RW 6-2 209 R 12/14/94 Amateur Try-Out Agreement
Hodgson, Hayden RW 6-2 216 R 3/2/96 Amateur Try-Out Agreement
Iverson, Keegan RW 6-1 219 R 4/5/96 Drafted (3rd Round/85th Overall in 2014)
Lindberg, Brandon LW 6-0 205 L 9/24/96 Amateur Try-Out Agreement
Mantha, Ryan D 6-6 225 R 6/18/96 Drafted (4th Round/104th Overall in 2014)
Morrison, Brad C 6-0 164 L 1/4/97 Drafted (4th Round/113th Overall in 2015)
Ottenbreit, Turner D 6-3 178 L 7/9/97 Amateur Try-Out Agreement
Simpson, Mark C 6-5 189 L 4/24/95 Amateur Try-Out Agreement
Skjei, Brady D 6-3 211 L 3/26/94 Drafted (1st Round/28th Overall in 2012)
Smith, Jacob G 5-11 193 L 5/1/95 Amateur Try-Out Agreement
Smith, Jerret D 6-2 212 R 4/21/95 Amateur Try-Out Agreement
Tambellini, Adam C 6-3 195 L 11/1/94 Drafted (3rd Round/65th Overall in 2013)
Zamorsky, Petr D 6-0 195 R 8/3/92 Signed as a free agent on June 11, 2014
Zborovskiy, Sergey D 6-3 198 R 2/21/97 Drafted (3rd Round/79th Overall in 2015)
Categories : Prospects


  1. joe719 says:

    Any of those ATO’s have any chance of getting invited to the big-boy camp?

    • Alec says:

      The 95’s could wind up in camp for a spot in Hartford, the 96 & 97’s are still draft eligible.

  2. Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

    I’d love to see this. Does anyone know if someone is televising?

    • Chas says:

      Normally the MSG network televises the Ranger games from the Traverse City tournament.

    • Bobby B says:

      Eddie, it would be awesome to catch some of these games and evaluate future players. On another note, please comment on my comment from the battle for the final 2 roster spots, it was posted last night, it is in regards to Ranger overall toughness, Taner Glass and a history lesson from the 79 finals against Canadians. Would like to hear your thoughts.

      • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

        Yup. Will do. Working on it now. I can’t believe people had the nerve to bother me with mundane works concerns when they should know I’m trying to respond to you about Fotiu and McIlrath! 🙂

        It will be on the page where you write it.

  3. Chris72 says:

    Really looking forward to seeing Halverson, Skjei and Tambellini.

    • Chris72 says:

      Adam Tambellini:

      “Adam has the sniper ability of Ilya Kovalchuk”….. The Hockey Writer’s

      Strengths include: focus, leadership, work ethic, well above average hands, competitiveness, resourceful especially on broken plays.

      “Blessed with great offensive skill and a very projectable frame, he has everything needed to put up good numbers as a pro”….. The Hockey News

      2014-15: Tambellini led the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen in scoring as a 20-year-old as the Hitmen were again one of the WHL’s top teams. He scored 47 goals with 39 assists and was +43 with 30 penalty minutes in 71 regular season games. Calgary finished first in the Central Division and reached the Eastern Conference finals against Brandon. Tambellini scored 13 goals with 13 assists and was +1 with 10 penalty minutes in 16 playoff games. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with the New York Rangers in March 2015.

      Tambellini will challenge for a spot with the Rangers in training camp but will likely start his pro career with AHL affiliate Hartford in 2015-16.

  4. joe719 says:

    If Tambellini ever forced himself on to the roster, who would he replace? Yeah, I know, Glass—-but really—whose spot would he take? Doesn’t seem to me that he makes the team, even if he is all-world at camp

    • Eddie!Eddie!Eddie! says:

      Agree. He may open some eyes in camp, but no way he makes the team unless the Rangers are riddled with injuries. He needs at least one year in the AHL. Maybe two.

      Skjei is the guy I will really have my eye on.

    • Chris72 says:

      I have no expectations of Tambellini making the Rangers this camp. I was just posting some Ranger porn. A little something to get the boys excited