After trading away much of their offensive and defensive core in 2018, the Rangers had a productive offseason that suggests the Blueshirts are ready to contend once more to give star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who is now 37 years old.
It started in the NHL Draft over the summer, when the Rangers selected scoring winger Kaapo Kakko, who is expected to pay immediate dividends with the club. Artemi Panarin (from Columbus) was the big free agent signing, and defenseman Jacob Trouba was acquired via a trade with Winnipeg.
Besides the 18-year-old Kakko, youth is on the Rangers’ side. Pavel Buchnevich scored 21 goals in 64 games, so a full-season’s production is expected out of him. In all, there are 13 players under 25 on the team’s opening night roster.
Watch the Blueshirts in the World’s Most Famous Arena – New York’s Madison Square Garden. The recently renovated Mecca of sports and entertainment has plenty of first-class ways for you to experience a game, as there are suites placed throughout the arena. Event Level Suites give you access to some of the best seats in the house, while the Lexus Level Suites provide the more traditional luxury box experience. The upper level is chock-full of lounges, clubs, and other suites that can entertain a variety of guests for any occasion that you can imagine.