Former Mission player and New York Ranger Top Prospect Joey Keane named to AHL All Star game.

Former Mission player and New York Ranger Top Prospect Joey Keane named to AHL All Star game.

AHL Notebook: Top NHL prospects from East named to All-Star Classic

Barre-Boulet, Shesterkin, Tippett among those selected

by Patrick Williams / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Joey Keane, D, Hartford (New York Rangers)

Hartford leads the Eastern Conference and is third in the league, five points behind first-place Milwaukee (Nashville Predators). It is a turnaround fueled by new players and Keane has been at the forefront.

The 20-year-old defenseman was taken by the Rangers in the third round (No. 88) of the 2018 NHL Draft, after going unselected in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Keane (6-0, 187) is handling well what can be a rocky transition to the pro game. He leads Hartford's defensemen with 21 points (six goals, 15 assists) in 35 games. His six goals tie him for fourth among AHL defensemen, first among rookie defensemen.

 

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