NY Rangers film room: Why can't Zac Jones hold a roster spot?

The 2022 Rangers rookie camp roster has been released, and it includes some names you expect, and one or two surprises.

The one surprise, at least on the surface, is Zac Jones‘ inclusion. He’s a bit old and appears more NHL ready than the rest. This sounds like the Rangers just want to get him as much ice time as possible. Nils Lundkvist, notably, is not on this list. That is more likely due to his time in the NHL last year, and not his trade request.