Apr 16, 2012, 7:49 PM EST
Chris Kreider has never played in an NHL game before, but the New York Rangers decided to go with him in Monday’s important playoff contest. With their first round series tied at 1-1, Kreider is taking the roster spot vacated by the suspended Carl Hagelin.
Kreider was selected by the Rangers with the 17th overall pick in the 2009 NHL entry draft. He spent the 2011-12 campaign with Boston College and recently won a national championship with them. He agreed to terms with the Rangers last week.
It’s worth noting that, according to Boston College’s men’s hockey twitter feed, Kreider is the first player in 25 years to participate in an NHL playoff game and win an NCAA title in the same season.
- Burgled: Sens’ Hammond shuts out Kings 2
- Wild get important win vs. Preds (and some luck, too) 16
- Trading baggage: Blue Jackets grab Clarkson, send Horton’s contract to Leafs 58
- Panthers acquire Jagr from Devils 28
- Trotz doesn’t see a ‘big, sexy, difference-maker guy’ on the market 16
- What’s up with the reports of problems in the Blackhawks’ room? 40
- Petrovic: Chicago will ‘probably seek revenge’ for Kane injury tonight 81
- Lombardi happy to get ‘one of the better defenseman on the market’ in Sekera 3
- NHL on NBCSN: Wild need two points from NHL-leading Preds 21
- Video: Potential No. 1 overall pick Connor McDavid goes end-to-end, top shelf 9
- Leafs’ Rielly apologizes for insensitive remarks (86)
- Petrovic: Chicago will ‘probably seek revenge’ for Kane injury tonight (82)
- Chiarelli understands scrutiny on GM and coach, but says, ‘It’s unfortunate that we’re under review for one year’ (69)
- ‘I don’t know why we’re so comfortable,’ says Toews after loss to Avalanche (69)
- Report: Alex Petrovic avoids discipline after injuring Patrick Kane (65)