The Rangers have signed Roman Horak, the team’s fifth round
pick in 2009. Horak, 19, posted 26 goals
and 52 assists in 64 games for the WHL’s Chilliwack Bruins this season. Next year he’ll almost certainly end up with
the Connecticut Whale.
Horak hales from the Czech
Republic but has completed two full
seasons in North America with the Bruins. In 2009-2010, he tallied 21 goals and 26
assists in 66 games. Obviously, Horak
exploded this season and many were puzzled about why he hadn’t received a deal
Today’s news makes it very clear that Horak is indeed part
of the Rangers’ plans. He joins Ryan
Bourque, Carl Hagelin, and Dylan McIlrath as prospects the Rangers have signed
this offseason. Still un-signed are
Chris Kreider, Scott Stajcer, Ethan Werek and Christian Thomas, although Thomas
should be inking his deal any day now.
- Also, in case you missed it yesterday, the Stanley Cup
will be in New Jersey
tomorrow. Andrew Gross reports that
Cup will be in Hackensack, New Jersey on Saturday from 3:30-6:00. It’ll
be on display at Ice House hockey rink and fans will have the opportunity to
get their picture taken with the Cup for free.