Meet the Blueshirts: Chris Kreider
June, 3, 2014
By Mike Mazzeo | ESPNNewYork.com
Al Bello/Getty ImagesPosition: LW
Born: Boxford, Massachusetts
How Acquired: Selected by the Rangers in the first round (No. 19 overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
In case you didn’t know ...
• The Rangers are 7-3 in the playoffs since Kreider returned from injury. No surprise there. The top-line winger has been a point-per-game player in the postseason, and he’s done a lot of other things that haven’t shown up on the statsheet.
• Kreider burst on the scene as a 20-year-old kid fresh out of Boston College. He scored an NHL-record five playoff goals before playing in his first-ever regular-season game.
• Kreider came under fire in the Eastern Conference finals for crashing into Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price in Game 1. Price missed the entire series as a result. He had previously crashed into Craig Anderson and Marc-Andre Fleury previously, leading many to wonder if he had done so on-purpose.
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