Archive for Vince Pedrie

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Hey everyone. Sorry for the brief hiatus, I was studying for an entrance exam and with it finally behind me, I can put all my focus into hockey. Without further ado, here is the continuation of my prospect rankings.

28. Chris Nell G- It’s hard to believe that only four years ago the Rangers had arguably the worst goaltending prospects. Our future after Henrik Lundqvist looked bleak but then all of a sudden, BOOM we have a farm. Chris Nell was one of the recent acquisitions that added to an already deep crease and apparently, the Rangers have liked him for a while.

Two seasons ago, Nell had an astounding year on a pretty poor team for Bowling Green. I don’t really spend a lot of time watching college hockey, and when I do Bowling Green is certainly not at the top of my list. According to the sbcollegehockey.com, it is possible to attribute Nell’s less remarkable season to an unexpected death in the family.

The Rangers have had some good success in finding goalies in the unknown college hockey schools (Cam Talbot), so there is nothing I see wrong with getting a goalie who has shown the ability to carry a bad team. Nell has been known to be a more aggressive goalie, giving the Rangers a large variety in their goaltending pool style wise. Given the goalie depth in North America right now (Halverson, Georgiev, Nell) it can be fair to assume Nell will be getting a good amount of games with the Swamp Rabbits in the ECHL next year.

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Per TDC Men’s Hockey, the Rangers have signed undrafted free agent defenseman Vince Pedrie to a two-year entry level deal. TDC, citing Pedrie’s Facebook page, noted that Pedrie had two years of NCAA eligibility left, so this is a little bit of a steal for the Rangers and Hartford Wolf Pack.

In his second year at Penn State, Pedire put up a line of 8-22-30 in 38 games, which was an eight point improvement on his 8-14-22 line in his freshman year. Pedrie was instrumental in helping Penn State, which did not even have a D1 hockey team five years ago, win the Big Ten title this year.

Pedrie’s ELC begins next year, and he will likely report to Hartford on an ATO for the remainder of this season. With Vinni Lettieri in the fold, the turnover on the awful Wolf Pack team has begun.

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