Rangers Prospect Kravtsov Signs In Russia
Rangers first-round pick Vitali Kravtsov has signed a one-year contract with HC Traktor of the KHL.
Kravtsov, Shestyorkin, and Rykov are all out of KHL contract after 2018/19 and they play their final regular-season game against each other on February 22. #NYR
— Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) July 9, 2018
There had been questions about whether or not the 18-year-old forward would remain in North America at the start of the 2018-19 season, allowing him to get used to the professional game stateside. But the reigning KHL rookie of the year will head back home to continue his development. For a kid who will be playing against men every time he takes the ice, he will gain plenty of experience while in Russia. He will be able to continue to hone his craft with HC Traktor as the Rangers rebuild is in full swing.