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Yarmouth's Ryan Graves recalled by New York Rangers

Yarmouth's Ryan Graves on the ice with the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack. Graves is a draft prospect for the NHL New York Rangers.
Yarmouth's Ryan Graves on the ice with the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack. Graves is a draft prospect for the NHL New York Rangers.

NEW YORK – Last fall Ryan Graves got to play in an NHL exhibition game during training camp.

Now the Yarmouth native has been recalled by the New York Rangers during playoffs.Graves is one of seven players, which includes three defensemen, that have been recalled by the Rangers from the team’s AHL affiliate Hartford Wolf Pack.

Graves is one of seven players, which includes three defencemen, who have been recalled by the Rangers from the team’s AHL affiliate Hartford Wolf Pack.

There’s no guarantee the recalled players will see any ice time in the playoffs, but they’ll practice with the main Rangers roster and could be added to the roster in the event of injuries.

Graves tells the Tri-County Vanguard, "I'm honored to be called up as an extra for the playoff run. Even if I don't get into a game it will be a great experience to be around the team at this time of year."

The Rangers have been playing the Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs with the Penguins up 2-1 in the series going into game 4 on Thursday, April 21.

While playing in the QMJHL, Graves was drafted by the Rangers in 2013. He had gone deep in the Rangers training camp last fall, and also played in an exhibition game against the Philadelphia Flyers, before being cut from camp and assigned to the Wolf Pack.

Graves played 74 games with the Wolf Pack in his rookie season. He led the Wolf Pack defensemen in goals during the 2015-16 season with nine goals. He also had 12 assists to round out his points at 21. Graves had a plus-six rating and 53 penalty minutes.

Graves won the 2016 AHL All-Star Challenge hardest shot contest with a 103.4 MPH shot. Had he shot the same shot in the NHL hardest shot contest he would have finished in third place.

The other players recalled by the Rangers include forwards Chris Brown, Nicklas Jensen, Jayson Megna, and Daniel Paille and defensemen Mat Bodie and Chris Summers.

Now the Yarmouth native has been recalled by the New York Rangers during playoffs.Graves is one of seven players, which includes three defensemen, that have been recalled by the Rangers from the team’s AHL affiliate Hartford Wolf Pack.

Graves is one of seven players, which includes three defencemen, who have been recalled by the Rangers from the team’s AHL affiliate Hartford Wolf Pack.

There’s no guarantee the recalled players will see any ice time in the playoffs, but they’ll practice with the main Rangers roster and could be added to the roster in the event of injuries.

Graves tells the Tri-County Vanguard, "I'm honored to be called up as an extra for the playoff run. Even if I don't get into a game it will be a great experience to be around the team at this time of year."

The Rangers have been playing the Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs with the Penguins up 2-1 in the series going into game 4 on Thursday, April 21.

While playing in the QMJHL, Graves was drafted by the Rangers in 2013. He had gone deep in the Rangers training camp last fall, and also played in an exhibition game against the Philadelphia Flyers, before being cut from camp and assigned to the Wolf Pack.

Graves played 74 games with the Wolf Pack in his rookie season. He led the Wolf Pack defensemen in goals during the 2015-16 season with nine goals. He also had 12 assists to round out his points at 21. Graves had a plus-six rating and 53 penalty minutes.

Graves won the 2016 AHL All-Star Challenge hardest shot contest with a 103.4 MPH shot. Had he shot the same shot in the NHL hardest shot contest he would have finished in third place.

The other players recalled by the Rangers include forwards Chris Brown, Nicklas Jensen, Jayson Megna, and Daniel Paille and defensemen Mat Bodie and Chris Summers.

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