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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: April 2, 2007

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Two Rangers prospects competed in postseason games in the WHL on Monday. Here is a summary of their performances:

RussellRyan Russell
Position/Team: Center/Kootenay Ice
League: WHL -- Playoffs
Russell's Regular-Season Scoring: 58 games, 30 goals, 46 assists, 50 PIM
Russell's Playoff Scoring to Date: 6 games, 3 goals, 3 assists, 2 PIM
April 2: Kootenay 4, Calgary 3 (at Calgary) (Series tied 3-3)

Russell, the Kootenay captain, had the primary assist on Steve DaSilva's goal at 3:48 of the second period, giving Kootenay a 2-1 lead. He also took one minor penalty in the first period and finished the game with a plus-2 rating. The Ice's victory forced a seventh game on Wednesday night.

DupontBrodie Dupont
Position/Team: Center/Calgary Hitmen
League: WHL -- Playoffs
Dupont's Regular-Season Scoring: 70 games, 37 goals, 33 assists, 121 PIM
Dupont's Playoff Scoring to Date: 6 games, 3 goals, 2 assists, 24 PIM
April 2: Kootenay 4, Calgary 3 (at Calgary) (Series tied 3-3)

Dupont had the primary assist on the game's first goal, scored by Alex Plante on a power play at 1:27 of the second period. He also took a minor penalty in the second period as the Hitmen missed a chance to close out the series.

DornicIvan Dornic
Position/Team: Forward/BK Mlada Boleslav
League: Czech First Division -- Playoffs
Dornic's Regular-Season Scoring: 16 games, 3 goals, 2 assists, 8 PIM
Dornic's Playoff Scoring to date: 0 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 PIM
April 2: Usti nad Labem 4, Mlada Boleslav 1 (at Usti nad Labem) (Usti nad Labem leads series 2-0)

Dornic was not in the lineup as Mlada Boleslav fell into a 2-0 hole in the semifinal round.
(NOTE: Dornic's 2006-07 Slovak Extraliga stats with Skalica: 20 games, 2 goals, 2 assists, 14 PIM)

Recent Prospect Updates:
March 29 -- Sanguinetti Erupts for Hat Trick, Two Assists
March 30 -- Pyatt saves Saginaw from playoff elimination
March 31 -- Byers gets first pro hat trick in Pack win
April 1 -- Saginaw's playoff run comes to end

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