Brock Beukeboom’s father, Jeff, played 15 seasons in the NHL, won four Stanley Cups, and was a fan favorite during his time with the Rangers. He knows his career might not be as illustrious as his dad’s, but he just wants a chance to crack the NHL someday.

“It’s been about 14 years since I’ve been back [in New York] but it’s good,” the younger Beukeboom said after playing in a scrimmage with other Rangers draft picks and free-agents yesterday. “Obviously my dad made a household name for himself. I’m nowhere near the player he was, but I’m just here like everyone else doing the best I can, making the most of my opportunity.”

A defenseman like his dad, Brock, 21, is with the Rangers this week on a tryout during Prospect Development Camp. He was drafted in the third round in 2010 by the Lightning, who traded his rights to the Blues. After St. Louis didn’t sign him, he played in the OHL, where he has spent the last three seasons with three different teams.

Last season, in 67 games with the Guelph Storm, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Beukeboom had a goal, 21 assists, 40 penalty minutes and led the team with a plus-31 rating. But he wasn’t offered an AHL contract or tryout, so he will attend the University of Prince Edward Island in the fall on a scholarship in order to get a degree, while also playing hockey there and continuing to chase his dream.

“My dad said, ‘If nothing comes your way, take advantage of [college]. Get your degree and then try to go pro after. You’ll only be 25 when you graduate and that’s not old by any means necessary,’ ” Brock said. “It’s a tough business to crack and he said, ‘Take advantage of the education you’re going to get since that’s something you can use for the rest of your life.’ ”

Jeff, who won three Stanley Cups with the Oilers in the late 1980s before becoming an integral part of the Rangers’ 1994 Cup-winning team, was a physical, shut-down defenseman who had 30 career goals and 1,890 penalty minutes. He now serves as an assistant coach with the Rangers’ AHL affiliate Hartford Wolf Pack, formerly the Connecticut Whale. During camp this week, he is serving as a coach to the prospects. Although the elder Beukeboom declined to be interviewed, Brock said he has received plenty of advice from his dad.