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Rangers Daily Prospect Update -- Aug. 28

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
If the early part of the preseason is any indication, the hot spot for Rangers prospects in major-junior hockey this season might be Quebec.


Chris Doyle, the Rangers' 2008 fifth-round draft pick, and Ryan Bourque, their 2009 third-rounder, have each scored four points through their first two preseason games in the QMJHL.

In a road game on Friday night, Doyle enjoyed a three-point performance in his second preseason outing with the Prince Edward Island Rocket. Doyle, who fired a game-high 10 shots on goal, scored a pair of goals and added an assist on the game-winner as the Rocket stormed back from a 4-2 deficit with three goals in the final 10:31 of the third period and beat host Acadie-Bathurst 5-4.

Doyle picked up his first goal at 10:49 of the opening period to give PEI a 2-1 lead. He scored again, unassisted at 9:29 of the third to cut the lead to 4-3 and then picked up the second assist on Brandon MacLean's game-winning, power-play tally with only 33 seconds remaining in regulation. For his efforts, Doyle was named the game's No. 3 star.

In another QMJHL game on Friday night, Bourque picked up an assist in the Quebec Remparts' 6-3 win at Chicoutimi. Bourque got the ball rolling with the primary assist on Danick Paquette's power-play goal at 15:26 of the first period gave the Remparts a 1-0 lead. Bourque had picked up three points in his QMJHL preseason debut last weekend.

It was also a big night for 2009 draft pick Roman Horak. The Rangers' fifth-round pick from the Czech Republic scored Chilliwack's first goal of the preseason in a 4-2 win over visiting Kelowna, the defending WHL champion. He also set up his team's second goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Horak was making his major-junior preseason debut after spending his entire career in Europe.

Doyle C. DOYLE
Team: PEI Rocket (QMJHL)
Position: Center
Height: 6-0  Weight: 193 lbs.
Born: March 22, 1990
Biography
Preseason Stats GP G A PTS PIM +/-
  2 3 1 4 0 +1
Preseason Results
Date Opponent Result Statistics/Notes
Aug. 22 Halifax 6-5 W (SO) Scored at 12:42 of first period and in shootout.
Aug. 28 at Bathurst 5-4 W Goals in first and third periods of comeback win.

Bourque R. BOURQUE
Team: Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
Position: Center
Height: 5-9  Weight: 175 lbs.
Born: Jan. 3, 1991
Biography
Preseason Stats GP G A PTS PIM +/-
  2 2 2 4 0 +0
Preseason Results
Date Opponent Result Statistics/Notes
Aug. 22 at Rimouski 4-1 W Did not play.
Aug. 23 Rimouski 4-2 W Three-point game. Scored PPG at 9:10 of second.
Aug. 28 at Chicoutimi 6-3 W Assist on game's first goal at 15:26 of first period.

Horak R. HORAK
Team: Chilliwack Bruins (WHL)
Position: Center
Height: 6-0  Weight: 189 lbs.
Born: May 21, 1991
Biography
Preseason Stats GP G A PTS PIM +/-
  1 1 1 2 0 n/a
Preseason Results
Date Opponent Result Statistics/Notes
Aug. 28 Kelowna 4-2 W Goal at 17:35 of first period; assist in second.

Pashnin M. PASHNIN
Team: Moscow CSKA (KHL)
Position: Defense
Height: 5-11  Weight: 187 lbs.
Born: May 11, 1989
Biography
Preseason Stats GP G A PTS PIM +/-
  4 0 0 0 18 n/a
Preseason Results
Date Opponent Result Statistics/Notes
Aug. 11 vs. Chekhov 5-2 W Two minor penalites in KHL preseason debut.
Aug. 13 Kazan 2-1 W Did not score or take any penalties
Aug. 21 N. Novgorod 4-3 W Took 12 PIM as team came back from 3-0 deficit.
Aug. 28 vs. Zurich 4-2 W Took a minor penalty late in the second period

Kveton D. KVETON
Team: HC Ocelari Trinec (Czech Extraliga)
Position: Right Wing
Height: 6-0  Weight: 199 lbs.
Born: Jan. 3, 1988
Biography
Preseason Stats GP G A PTS PIM +/-
  6 2 2 4 2 n/a
Preseason Results
Date Opponent Result Statistics/Notes
Aug. 4 Zlin 2-9 L Played on second line in Tipsport opener; minus-2.
Aug. 6 at Vitkovice 3-4 L (SO) Scored goal at 6:56 of second; to tie it at 1-1; plus-2.
Aug. 11 at Bratislava 3-1 W Did not score.
Aug. 13 Znojmo 6-0 W Assists on goals at 3:15 and 14:17 of third; plus-2
Aug. 18 at Brno 4-1 W Goal at 10:09 of the second (GWG) to make it 2-1.
Aug. 28 vs. Krefeld 1-6 L No points in Landshut tournament opening game.

NEXT UPDATE: Aug. 29 (Doyle, Horak, Gaulton, Kveton, Pashnin, Baranka, Valentenko)

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