Boxford, MA native Chris Kreider was a welcome addition to the Rangers postseason and arguably played well beyond his years (and better than some veterans on the team, for that matter).
This was all without pretty much any practice with the Blueshirts.
So, it is exciting to think of how his play will improve once he has the necessary time to work with the Rangers organization and truly get involved and immersed in Tortorella's system.
He was thrown into the most intense situation as his first experiences in the NHL, and he shined under circumstances where many in his position would have folded.
Kreider is humble and eager to learn. What's more is that he is a phenomenal hockey player and knows what it takes to win.
Provided he has no injuries, he is at the beginning of a very long and fruitful career in the NHL.