NEW YORK, July 10, 2022 – The New York Rangers announced today that the team will hold its annual prospect development camp from Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15 at the MSG Training Center in Tarrytown.
Thirty-seven (37) players are attending the Rangers’ prospect development camp this year. The camp will feature several of the Blueshirts’ top prospects including their six draft picks from this past week’s NHL Entry Draft in Montreal: forward Adam Sykora (Second Round – 63rd overall), forward Bryce McConnell-Barker (Third Round – 97th overall), forward Noah Laba (Fourth Round – 111th overall), defenseman Vittorio Mancini (Fifth Round – 159th overall), forward Maxim Barbashev (Fifth Round – 161st overall), and forward Zakary Karpa (Sixth Round – 191st overall).
Among the group of players attending camp is 2021 first round pick (16th overall) Brennan Othmann and 2020 second round pick (60th overall) Will Cuylle.
Players will be on the ice during the following times throughout the week:
- Monday, July 11
Group 1: 9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Group 2: 11:15 AM-12:45 PM
- Tuesday, July 12
Group 1: 9:00 AM-10:15 AM
Group 2: 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
- Wednesday, July 13
Group 2: 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Group 1: 10:45 AM-11:45 AM
- Thursday, July 14
Group 1: 9:15-10:00 AM
Group 2: 10:15 AM-11:00 AM
Group 3: 11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Group 4: 12:15 PM-1:00 PM
- Friday, July 15
10:00 AM-11:30 AM (Scrimmage)
Othmann, 19, captained the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 2021-22, where he recorded 50 goals and 47 assists for 97 points in 66 games. In the OHL, the 6-0, 175 pound forward ranked second in goals and seventh in points. Last season, Othmann was named to the OHL First All-Star Team.
Cuylle, 20, skated in 59 games for the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL, posting 43 goals and 37 assists for 80 points and a plus-22 rating. Cuylle, captain of Windsor, ranked tied for sixth in the OHL in goals. In the 2021-22 postseason, Cuylle recorded 31 points (15G-16A) in 25 games. He ranked fourth in the OHL in playoff points, third in goals and fourth in assists.
Sykora, 17, played the majority of his 2021-22 season with HK Nitra in the Slovak Extraliga, recording 10 goals and seven assists for 17 points in 46 games. In 19 playoff games, the Piestany, Slovakia notched two goals and three assists for five points. The 5-10, 172 pound forward has played in 61 games with Nitra over two seasons, registering 10 goals and nine assists for 19 points and a plus-3 rating. On July 1, Sykora was selected by the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL in the CHL Import Draft. Internationally, Sykora has skated for Slovakia in several tournaments, including the 2021-22 World Championships. In addition, he earned a silver medal in the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in 2021-22.
McConnell-Barker, 18, recorded 23 goals and 26 assists for 49 points in 68 games with the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 2021-22. Among Greyhounds last season, the London, Ontario native finished third in goals and fifth in points. Prior to playing in the OHL, the 6-1, 193 pound forward played for the Komoka Kings of the Greater Ontario Junior League.
Laba, 18, skated for the Lincoln Stars in the USHL in 2021-22, notching 15 goals and 24 assists for 39 points in 50 games and a plus-7. With Lincoln last season, the Northville, Michigan native ranked tied for fifth in goals, sixth in points and seventh in assists. The 6-2, 191 pound forward has accumulated 58 points (24G-34A) in 96 games with Lincoln over the course of two seasons. He was named to the USHL All-Academic Team in 2020-21.
Mancini, 20, completed his first season with the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks in 2021-22, playing 38 games. The 6-3, 215 pound defenseman finished with five assists. The Saginaw, Michigan native split his 2020-21 season with the Green Bay Gamblers (USHL), Hanhals IF (HockeyEttan), and Frolunda’s J20 team. With Green Bay, he posted four goals and nine assists for 13 points and a plus-5 rating in 33 games.
Barbashev, 18, tallied 15 goals and 27 assists for 42 points in 59 games for the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL in 2021-22. The Moskva, Russia native ranked tied for third on Moncton in points, fourth in goals and tied for second in assists. In two seasons with Moncton, the 6-1, 183 pound forward has notched 21 goals and 31 assists for 52 points in 69 games.
Karpa, 20, skated for Harvard University in 2021-22, posting six goals and six assists for 12 points in 33 games and a plus-nine rating. The 6-2, 185 pound forward played in the USHL in 2020-21 before going to Harvard, split between Omaha and Des Moines. A Newport Beach, California native, Karpa finished the 2020-21 season with 28 points (9G-19A) in 48 games played. In addition, Karpa played two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program (2018-20).