Sunday, September 13, 2009

Rangers Invite Alexei Semenov To Camp

With news that Kyle McLaren won't be attending the Rangers' training camp this week, the Rangers have extended an invitation to another veteran defenseman with size.

According to Ranger Rants:

Veteran defenseman Alexei Semenov, who spent parts of the last two seasons with the Sharks and has also played for the Panthers, has joined camp on a tryout invitation and is on the ice today for the 45-lap endurance skate.

Haven't seen him skate yet but I can report he's tall, about 6-5. The Rangers were looking for a veteran who could compete for that sixth or seventh blue-line spot, a la Jason Strudwick.
Check out Semenov's statistics from HockeyDB

Semenov was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round (#36 overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He's 28 years old and 235lbs.

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