Over the past two seasons, Hrivik has been one of the few bright spots for the Hartford Wolf Pack in the AHL. Ken Gernander used him in every situation and he finished second on the Wolf Pack in points in 16-17. In limited playing time at the NHL level, he fared well in seemingly every appearance. He’s not going to wow you with his style of play, but his style of play is comparable to Fast’s.
The one obstacle preventing Hrivik from slotting into Fast’s slot immediately is that he is a pending unrestricted free agent. There are question marks as to whether Hrivik coming back to the organization is something both sides want. The Rangers have chosen the likes of Tanner Glass to play over him and age 25 Hrivik may want to get a fresh start in a new organization or overseas.
If the two sides decide to give things another go, and Jesper Fast is no longer around, expect Hrivik to have a chance come training camp.