New York Rangers‘ undrafted rookie defenseman Conor Allen(4) had an impressive run in prospect then training camp and was one of the final blue liner cuts to be reassigned to minor league affiliate Hartford Wolf Pack.
Starting his pro career in the AHL he was there to continue the learning curve and develop. He did appear in one game with the team at the end of last season after concluding his third year of college hockey at UMass (Amherst) and signing a deal as an unrestricted free agent.
He’s been in the farm club’s lineup for all 29 games scoring 5 goals and 8 assists.
Hampered by injuries the Blueshirts rewarded him with his first recall and in his NHL debut the 6’2″ 210 lbs. d-man skated 22 shifts for 15:47 of total ice time, had two shots on net and ended the evening’s 4-3 win a -1 rating.
The 23-year old may get reassigned down again soon as the parent club’s roster gets healthy but no doubt this is just a brief look and there will be more to come.
He has a two-year entry level contract through 2015.