Who stood out at Friday’s scrimmage?

TARRYTOWN – One week of being around Adam Sýkora left the New York Rangers feeling optimistic about their second-round selection in this year’s NHL Draft.

“How could you not like him?” director of player development Jed Ortmeyer said. “He’s got a smile on his face the whole time. He’s just positive. He wants to work and he was just excited to be here. He’s got great energy in the room, so it was fun to get to know him and work with him this week.”

In fact, the Blueshirts were so impressed with the 17-year-old Slovak that they didn’t let him leave the MSG Training Center without putting pen to paper.

Following Friday’s prospect scrimmage, which marked the end of this summer’s development camp, Sýkora was promptly pulled aside and offered a chance to sign his three-year, entry-level contract.

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