Newly signed forward Ryan Haggerty took part in his first official practice with the Rangers on Monday after joining the organization last week as a free agent from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

After practice, Haggerty sat down with's Jim Cerny about the first day on the ice, what the last week has been like since his college season ended at R.P.I., signing with the Rangers and then practicing finally, spending the day with his family yesterday at the Rangers game, going to Madison Square Garden as a Ranger fan growing up in Connecticut and what it was like joining the team, his progression in the NCAA, who his favorite player growing up and more.

See what the new Ranger had to say on Monday, then share your thoughts in the comments below.

Mar 17 - 6:01pm