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Future Blue Prospect Report: 02.22.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

BRADEN SCHNEIDER

Defenseman
6-2 / 210
September 20, 2001 (19 years old)
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Acquired - First round, 19th overall, in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft
Current Team - Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

Season Stats (in AHL with Hartford Wolf Pack) - 2 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM

  • Named captain of the Brandon Wheat Kings for the 2020-21 season on Feb. 18; WHL season begins on Mar. 12

     

LAURI PAJUNIEMI

Right Wing
6-0 / 196
September 12, 1999 (21 years old)
Tampere, Finland
Acquired - Fifth round, 132nd overall, in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Current Team - TPS (Liiga)

Season Stats - 30 GP, 13-10-23, +8, 24 PIM

  • Recorded a goal/point in two of four games during the past week (two goals); registered 23 shot attempts in the four games
  • Has tallied a point in 18 of the last 23 games (12-9-21)
  • Since the start of last season, has recorded 63 points (39 goals, 24 assists) in 79 games in Liiga; leads the league in goals over the span
     

NILS LUNDKVIST

Defenseman
5-11 / 187
July 27, 2000 (20 years old)
Pitea, Sweden
Acquired - First round, 28th overall, in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft
Current Team - Lulea (SHL)

Season Stats - 43 GP, 10-14-24, +1, 16 PIM

  • Skated in three games with Lulea during the past week; recorded 10 shots on goal over the three games and logged at least 24:00 of ice time in two games
  • Ranks sixth in the SHL (ranks second among SHL defensemen) in shots on goal in 2020-21 (126)
  • Leads SHL defensemen in goals this season (10); ranks 19th among all SHL skaters in average ice time in 2020-21 (20:58)
  • Has skated in 157 career SHL games, which is the second-most by a defenseman while in his U21 season or younger in league history
     

TARMO REUNANEN

Defenseman
6-0 / 185
March 1, 1998 (22 years old)
Aanekoski, Finland
Acquired - Fourth round, 98th overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft
Current Team - Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)

Season Stats - 4 GP, 2-2-4, -1, 0 PIM

  • Tallied an assist on Feb. 17 at Bridgeport
  • Has registered a point in three of Hartford's four games this season


AUSTIN RUESCHHOFF

Right Wing
6-7 / 230
September 7, 1997 (23 years old)
Wentzville, Missouri
Acquired - Signed as an undrafted free agent on March 20, 2020
Current Team - Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)

Season Stats - 4 GP, 1-1-2, -2, 9 PIM

  • Tallied his first career AHL goal and recorded four shots on goal on Feb. 17 at Bridgeport
     

MORGAN BARRON

Center
6-4 / 220
December 2, 1998 (22 years old)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Acquired - Sixth round, 174th overall, in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft
Current Team - Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)

Season Stats - 4 GP, 2-1-2, +3, 0 PIM

  • Notched a point in each of Hartford's two games during the past week; recorded his first career AHL assist on Feb. 17 at Bridgeport, and tallied a goal and tied for the game-high with four shots on goal on Feb. 21 vs. Providence
  • Has recorded a point in three of Hartford's four games this season


WILL CUYLLE

Left Wing
6-3 / 212
February 5, 2002 (19 years old)
Toronto, Ontario
Acquired - Second round, 60th overall, in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft
Current Team - Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)

Season Stats - 4 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM

  • Tallied an assist on Feb. 21 vs. Providence
  • Has tallied a point in three of Hartford's four games this season


DYLAN GARAND

Goaltender
6-1 / 175
June 7, 2002 (18 years old)
Victoria, British Columbia
Acquired - Fourth round, 103rd overall, in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft
Current Team - Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)

Season Stats - 1 GP, 0-0-0, 2.57 GAA, .889 SV%

  • Stopped eight of nine shots in relief while making his AHL/professional debut on Feb. 21 vs. Providence
  • Became the first Rangers goaltender prospect to appear in an AHL game in his U19 season or younger since Dan Blackburn in 2001-02


ERIC CICCOLINI

Right Wing
5-11 / 170
January 14, 2001 (20 years old)
Vaughan, Ontario
Acquired - Seventh round, 205th overall, in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft
Current Team - University of Michigan (NCAA)

Season Stats - 18 GP, 5-3-8, +11, 8 PIM

  • Registered a goal and posted a plus-two rating on Feb. 20 at Ohio State
  • Has tallied a point in six of the last 10 games (3-3-6, +10 over the span)
  • The University of Michigan has posted a 7-1-0 record in games which he has notched a point this season, including a 5-0-0 record in games he has tallied a goal


ADAM EDSTROM

Center
6-6 / 210
October 12, 2000 (20 years old)
Hammaro, Sweden
Acquired - Sixth round, 161st overall, in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft
Current Team - Rogle (SHL)

Season Stats - 35 GP, 3-7-10, +8, 33 PIM

  • Tallied a goal and posted a plus-one rating on Feb. 18 against Djurgardens; posted a plus-one rating in two of three games during the week
  • Has recorded a point in four of his last seven games (2-2-4); has posted a plus-one rating in six of his last eight games
  • Is tied for 16th in the SHL in hits in 2020-21 (54)


HUNTER SKINNER

Defenseman
6-2 / 182
April 29, 2001 (19 years old)
Wyndotte, Michigan
Acquired - Fourth round, 112th overall, in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft
Current Team - Utah (ECHL)

Season Stats - 14 GP, 4-6-10, -3, 6 PIM

  • Recorded an assist and tallied a goal in the shootout on Feb. 19 vs. Rapid City, and registered a goal on Feb. 20 vs. Rapid City


OLIVER TARNSTROM

Center
6-1 / 169
August 30, 2002 (18 years old)
Stockholm, Sweden
Acquired - Third round, 92nd overall, in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft
Current Team - Hanviken (Hockeyettan)

Season Stats - 13 GP, 6-3-9, +2, 0 PIM

  • Tallied an assist and recorded four shots on goal on Feb. 20 against Kalix HC
  • Has recorded four points (three goals, one assist) in his last six games

 

 

 

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