NEW YORK, NY – Jesper Fast is not one of the new faces around the Rangers’ room in 2019-20, and he is the kind of player who will be happy to cede the headlines to teammates, new or old. It’s not as if the Rangers are just getting to know, or trying to integrate, the right winger. On the contrary: It is Fast’s familiar, workmanlike consistency and versatility that is a major reason he has been so highly esteemed throughout his seven seasons as a Ranger.
“This is a guy that is a model teammate, he’s a guy you want to coach,” David Quinn said on Monday. “Never takes a day off, physically and mentally. His teammates have an incredible amount of respect for him. He’s incredibly likeable. There’s not a lot not to like about this guy as a person and a player.”