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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: Jan. 13, 2007

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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The Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, defeated the Portland Pirates 2-1 in a shootout on Saturday night in Portland, Me., to run their winning streak to four games. Dane Byers scored Hartford's lone goal in regulation time, giving the Pack a 1-0 lead at 1:25 of the second period. The goal, assisted by Ryan Callahan, stood up as the potential winner until only 48 seconds remained in the game, when Portland's Tim Brent forced overtime. Nigel Dawes and Jarkko Immonen both scored for Hartford in the shootout, while Wolf Pack goaltender Al Montoya shut down four of the five Portland shooters, clinching the win with a stop on Drew Miller. Montoya finished the game with 30 saves to earn No. 2 star honors, as the Pack outshot the River Rats 39-31. Hartford is now 21-16-3 on the season. The red-hot Wolf Pack have won six of their last seven games, with the only loss coming in overtime. Hartford has also gone 16-5-2 over its past 23 games to move into second place in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division. For more information, visit the Wolf Pack's official site.


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The Charlotte Checkers, the Rangers' East Coast Hockey League affiliate, beat the Columbia Inferno 4-2 in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday night. Rangers prospect Hugh Jessiman, the game's No. 2 star, scored the game-winner for the Checkers at 5:58 of the third period. The goal, which gave his team a 3-1 lead, was Jessiman's fifth in eight games since being reassigned to Charlotte. Jessiman later assisted on Mike Ouellette's goal at 8:44 of the third, giving him 10 points in eight ECHL games. The Checkers are now 20-14-3 and in fourth place in the American Conference's South Division -- just five points behind division-leading Florida. For more information, visit the Checkers' official site.

In addition, 14 Rangers prospects competed in regular-season games in the CHL, OHL, WHL and NCAA on Saturday. Here is a summary of their performances:

ZaborskyTomas Zaborsky
Position: Left Wing
Team: Saginaw Spirit
League: OHL
Zaborsky's Scoring to Date: 34 games, 8 goals, 15 assists, 8 PIM
Jan. 13: Saginaw 4, Sarnia 3 (at Sarnia)

It was a big night for Zaborsky, the game's No. 1 star, who scored twice for Saginaw in his first multi-goal game of the season. He notched the game's first goal for Saginaw just one minute into the first period and then picked up the game-winner goal at 8:43 of the third period. Zaborsky was a plus-2 for the game.

PyattTom Pyatt
Position: Center
Team: Saginaw Spirit
League: OHL
Pyatt's Scoring to Date: 33 games, 22 goals, 26 assists, 16 PIM
Jan. 13: Saginaw 4, Sarnia 3 (at Sarnia)

Pyatt had another multi-point night for the Spirit and finished the game with a plus-1 rating. He picked up the primary assist on Ryan McDonough's power play goal at 18:52 of the first period, giving the Spirit a 2-1 lead. Pyatt followed that assist with his 22nd goal of the season just 12 seconds into the third period, giving Saginaw a 3-2 lead.

RussellRyan Russell
Position: Center
Team: Kootenay Ice
League: WHL
Russell's Scoring to Date: 29 games, 17 goals, 20 assists, 29 PIM
Jan. 13: Kootenay 5, Calgary 2 (at Kootenay)

Russell enjoyed a three-point night in the Ice's big win at home. He scored on a power play at 12:45 of the first period to give the Ice a 2-0 lead. He later picked up the second assist on Michael Busto's second goal of the game at 10:37 of the third period, which gave Kootenay a 4-2 lead. He completed his night with an assist on Steve Da Silva's empty net goal with only 26 seconds left in the game. Russell was also called for two minor penalties in the game and finished with a plus-2 rating.

SanguinettiBobby Sanguinetti
Position: Defense
Team: Owen Sound Attack
League: OHL
Sanguinetti's Scoring to Date: 43 games, 20 goals, 18 assists, 36 PIM
Jan. 13: Owen Sound 3, Ottawa 2 (at Owen Sound)

Sanguinetti, the game's No. 3 star, scored the winning goal on a power play with 7:12 remaining in the third period. The goal, which broke a 2-2 tie, made him the OHL's first defenseman to reach 20 goals this season.

FlattDalyn Flatt
Position: Defense
Team: Brampton Battalion
League: OHL
Flatt's Scoring to Date: 34 games, 3 goals, 4 assists, 142 PIM
Jan. 13: Brampton 4, Belleville 2 (at Belleville)

Flatt had the primary assist on Michal Klejna's goal at 16:03 of the first period, giving Brampton a 2-0 lead. It was his first point since joining the Battalion. He was also called for a minor penalty in the third period and finished the game with a plus-1 rating.
(NOTE: Flatt's 2006-07 WHL stats with Kootenay: 4 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 35 PIM)

DupontBrodie Dupont
Position: Center
Team: Calgary Hitmen
League: WHL
Dupont's Scoring to Date: 44 games, 23 goals, 25 assists, 91 PIM
Jan. 13: Kootenay 5, Calgary 2 (at Kootenay)

Dupont did not score any points or take any penalties as the Hitmen lost at Kootenay.

ZeliskaLukas Zeliska
Position: Center
Team: Prince Albert Raiders
League: WHL
Zeliska's Scoring to Date: 38 games, 3 goals, 21 assists, 50 PIM
Jan. 13: Regina 2, Prince Albert 1 (at Regina)

Zeliska did not score any points and took two minor penalties in the Raiders' road loss.

Olver Darin Olver
Position: Center
Team: Northern Michigan Wildcats
League: CCHA
Olver's Scoring to Date: 25 games, 8 goals, 14 assists, 22 PIM
Jan. 13: Northern Michigan 2, Michigan 1 (at Michigan)

Olver did not score any points or take any penalties in the Wildcats' 2-1 upset win over the Wolverines.

HunterEric Hunter
Position: Left Wing
Team: Prince George Cougars
League: WHL
Hunter's Scoring to Date: 42 games, 13 goals, 17 assists, 106 PIM
Jan. 13: Kamloops 6, Prince George 0 (at Kamloops)

Hunter, the Cougars' captain, did not score any points and was called for one minor penalty as his team lost at Kamloops.

KoverkoTrevor Koverko
Position: Defense
Team: Oshawa Generals
League: OHL
Koverko's Scoring to Date: 40 games, 0 goals, 14 assists, 96 PIM
Jan. 13: Peterborough 4, Oshawa 3 (OT) (at Peterborough)

Koverko did not score any points and took one minor penalty as the Generals lost an overtime game on the road.

RocheKen Roche
Position: Center
Team: Boston University Terriers
League: Hockey East
Roche's Scoring to Date: 19 games, 7 goals, 10 assists, 14 PIM
Jan. 13: Boston University 3, Maine 0 (at Maine)

Roche did not score any points and took one minor penalty in the Terriers' big win at Maine.

Ryan Billy Ryan
Position: Center
Team: University of Maine Black Bears
League: Hockey East
Ryan's Scoring to Date: 21 games, 5 goals, 13 assists, 12 PIM
Jan. 13: Boston University 3, Maine 0 (at Maine)

Ryan did not score any points and took a minor penalty in the third period of the Black Bears' shutout loss at home.

BellerGreg Beller
Position: Left Wing
Team: Yale Bulldogs
League: ECAC
Beller's Scoring to Date: 13 games, 1 goal, 2 assists, 10 PIM
Jan. 13: Quinnipiac 6, Yale 2 (at Yale)

Beller did not score any points or take any penalties in Yale's loss to Quinnipiac.

Foote Jordan Foote
Position: Left Wing
Team: Michigan Tech Huskies
League: WCHA
Foote's Scoring to Date: 23 games, 2 goals, 6 assists, 28 PIM
Jan. 13: Michigan Tech 3, Bemidji State 2 (at Michigan Tech)

Foote did not score any points or take any penalties as the Huskies came back from a 2-0 deficit with three goals in the third period.

FurrerPhilippe Furrer
Position: Defense
Team: SC Bern
League: Swiss Nationalliga A
Furrer's Scoring to Date: 16 games, 3 goals, 2 assists, 41 PIM
Jan. 13: Davos 6, Bern 1 (at Bern)

Furrer, recovering from wrist surgery performed on Dec. 29, was not in the lineup. He is expected to return to the team in mid-February.

Recent Prospect Updates:
Jan. 9 -- Jessiman picks up three points for Checkers
Jan. 10 -- Dubinsky leads Pack to comeback victory
Jan. 11 -- Cliche assists in Lewiston victory
Jan. 12 -- Staal has two-point night for Sudbury

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