WJC Invite Makes Next Year Win-Win Scenario for Christian Thomas

With Friday’s announcement that Rangers blue chip prospect (yes, that’s what he has become since being drafted) Christian Thomas has been invited to Canada’s World Junior Championship camp should the winger make the cut, next season becomes a win-win scenario for both the Rangers and Thomas. All of this of course depends on the timing of the whole process, but…

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HF: Rangers “Loaded” In Juniors

The Rangers upper management sure has been busy this month.  In all, the Rangers have signed six prospects out of the Canadian Juniors, with only one eligible player (Dan Maggio) remaining unsigned.  Leslie Treff at HockeysFuture took an in-depth look at the nine prospects that the Rangers had in juniors, which includes the six signed and three unsigned (including Maggio)….

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Christian Thomas Press Release

Here’s the press release for the Christian Thomas signing: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD CHRISTIAN THOMAS New York, May 19, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Christian Thomas. Thomas, 18, ranks first in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with 95 goals over the…

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Rangers Sign Christian Thomas

Nick Kypreos is reporting that the Rangers have signed 2010 second round pick Christian Thomas to an entry level deal.  This shouldn’t surprise anyone that he has signed, as he absolutely dominated the OHL this year.  Thomas finished the regular season with a whopping 54 goals, 45 points, and 99 points in 66 games during the regular season.  In the…

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A look At Jason Wilson; Draft Pick Signs

2010 draft pick Jason Wilson today signed with the Rangers. Wilson signed following a very successful season with the Niagara Ice Dogs in the OHL. Not just thanks to a deep playoff run but also personally (statistically), it was a successful year for Wilson. Wilson registered 18 goals and 25 assists for 43 points, along with 94 penalty minutes and…

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Thomas Gets More Praise

Even though his season is over, Christian Thomas has been praised once more, this time by Hockey’s Future. In their regular column called ‘on the rush’ HF look at some of the ‘most notable performances’ of the season in the pros, college, juniors and Europe and discuss at some length, the season of Christian Thomas. To recap; Thomas exploded this…

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Christian Thomas in NHL Next Year?

Friday night, New York Rangers prospect Christian Thomas broke the 50 goal mark and the excitement began to build amongst Rangers fans.  I warned everyone not to get overly excited about what he could do at the NHL level with those numbers, and I meant that, but today I want to look at whether or not he could be in…

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Prospect Watch

Plenty more prospect news to report from the past week but first of all a reminder that three Rangers prospects face Russia in the Subway Super-series on Thursday representing the OHL. Ethan Werek, Christian Thomas and goalie Scott Stajcer are all slated to play for the OHL side, it will be interesting to see how they fare. Back to prospect…

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Prospect Watch

It has been a busy (and mainly) productive week for many Rangers prospects. Since we last wrote about the future Blueshirts one player in particular has gotten ‘back on track’. We said all along that what Ryan Bourque needed to do was stay healthy and then, he could be productive. Well it seems that’s what the undersized forward has done….

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Prospects To Play For Team OHL

Three Ranger prospects have been selected to represent Team OHL at the annual Subway Super Series, beginning on November 11. Center Ethan Werek (Kingston Frontenacs), winger Christian Thomas (Oshawa Generals), and goalie Scott Stajcer (Owen Sound Attack) will each play in the series. Each are off to strong starts and carrying their respective clubs through the beginning of the year….

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