The Hockey’s Future takes a look at the prospects currently making an impact…
Chris Kreider, C/W – Boston College (Hockey East)
Drafted by the New York Rangers
1st round, 19th overall, 2009
After a freshman season where Kreider posted 15 goals and eight assists and helped Boston College to a Frozen Four championship, much was to be expected from the Massachusetts native in his sophomore season. After a slow start, where Kreider registered a single assist in his first six games, the young forward started to emerge offensively, posting five goals and five assists in his last ten. He was recently added to the U.S. National Junior preliminary roster and pre-tournament camp.
A strong outing in the upcoming WJC could go a long way in determining whether or not Kreider opts to go the professional route for the 2011-12 season, much like fellow Ranger prospect Derek Stepan.