Quinnipiac Bobcats Offer Intriguing Prospects For Rangers To Sign, Draft, Acquire

Why the New York Rangers should keep tabs on the Quinnipiac Bobcats as the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey season enters tournament play.

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Cristophe Tellier & Christophe Fillion (Undrafted/Unsigned)

Cristophe Tellier
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The "Sherbrooke Boys" duo carry a Sedin-twin-like energy that has come through for the Bobcats in the most crucial moments over the past two seasons.

Both players grew up playing with each other from childhood, to the USHL, and now for the Bobcats. They were recruited as a package deal, although they are a year apart in age. Mostly unimpactful in 2021-2022, the two linemates exploded in 2022-2023 (MORE HERE).

Tellier has a sweet pair of mitts that can control the pace of play, and dissect forecheckers, neutral zone back checkers, and defenders in isolated matchups and off the rush. His crafty hands are undeniably an addition any organization would like to fill out at any level.

Fillion is a workhorse and a puck hunter that is responsible in all three zones and generates telepathic plays with Tellier at his wings opposite. His drive and work off the boards and in the corners stand out, and his genetic vigor makes for a premium role player.

Tellier has 50 points (15 goals, 35 assists) in three seasons, while Fillion has 52 points (23 goals, 29 assists) in four seasons. The pair has a unique connection which is a rare find worth investing in. They may be players to take a chance on as low-risk, high-reward additions.