The 2012-13 roster for the New York Rangers is currently stacked with a good mixture of star players and role players of all ages, from wily old veterans to future franchise stars, for years to come.
Last year, the Rangers saw great contributions from their young core of players, who all started off as Rangers prospects. Players like Carl Hagelin, Derek Stepan and Chris Kreider all had great first and second years with the Rangers.
With great young talent like that, many Ranger fans are excited for the future.
If/when hockey returns and if injuries or slumps occur with certain players, the Rangers will look to their prospects once again to fill the void.
Here are five New York Rangers’ prospects who will/would get a shot in the 2012-13 season.