Rangers upset Jessiman not in camp

NY Times Article Here

Jessiman’s coach at Dartmouth College, Bob Gaudet, did not want Jessiman to participate in the five-day training camp. So Jessiman, a 6-foot-5 left wing, was a spectator, which did not make the Rangers’ front office happy.

“I think it’s crazy he’s not in this camp,” Glen Sather, the Rangers’ president, general manager and head coach, said Sunday.

Jessiman, 19, will be a sophomore at Dartmouth. Sather said that on one hand, it was commendable that Jessiman acceded to the wishes of his college coach, but, “on the other hand, I think he’s making a mistake not being here.”

Kudos to Jessiman. The Rangers are notoriously bad at managing their draft picks and prospects, and Sather is the primary culprit. They spend money like the Yankees but have results like the Cubs.

If Jessiman puts up the same type of numbers he had last year (especially if he gets picked for the US team and does well in the World Junior Championships this December), he’ll get a good pro contract regardless.