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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: Jan. 16, 2007

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Six Rangers prospects competed in regular-season games in the OHL, WHL and Europe on Tuesday. Here is a summary of their performances:

RussellRyan Russell
Position: Center
Team: Kootenay Ice
League: WHL
Russell's Scoring to Date: 31 games, 17 goals, 21 assists, 31 PIM
Jan. 16: Kootenay 3, Calgary 2 (OT) (at Calgary)

Russell, Kootenay's captain, had the second assist on the game-winning goal, scored by Michael Busto on a power play with 52 seconds left in overtime. He also took a minor penalty in the opening period and finished the game with a plus-1 rating.

HunterEric Hunter
Position: Left Wing
Team: Prince George Cougars
League: WHL
Hunter's Scoring to Date: 43 games, 13 goals, 19 assists, 106 PIM
Jan. 16: Prince George 3, Kelowna 2 (at Prince George)

Hunter, the Cougars' captain, had the second assist on Dana Tyrell's goal, scored 19 seconds into the second period to give Prince George a 2-1 lead. Tyrell's goal was the game's only one scored at even strength.

DupontBrodie Dupont
Position: Center
Team: Calgary Hitmen
League: WHL
Dupont's Scoring to Date: 46 games, 23 goals, 27 assists, 91 PIM
Jan. 16: Kootenay 3, Calgary 2 (OT) (at Calgary)

Dupont had the second assist on Keegan Dansereau's power-play goal at 18:58 of the second period, pulling the Hitmen into a 1-1 tie. The assist was his 50th point of the season, drawing him within three points of his career high.

StaalMarc Staal
Position: Defense
Team: Sudbury Wolves
League: OHL
Staal's Scoring to Date: 31 games, 5 goals, 15 assists, 57 PIM
Jan. 16: Sault Ste. Marie 4, Sudbury 3 (SO) (at Sudbury)

Staal did not score any points or take any penalties as the Wolves built up a 3-1 lead in the first period, only to give up two second-period goals and lose the game in a shootout.

MarekJan Marek
Position: Forward
Team: Magnitogorsk Metallurg
League: Russian Superleague
Marek's Scoring to Date: 35 games, 17 goals, 20 assists, 46 PIM
Jan. 16: Magnitogorsk 1, Moscow Dynamo 0 (at Moscow)

Marek did not score any points and took two minor penalties in his team's 1-0 win on the road.

PsurnyRoman Psurny
Position: Left Wing
Team: HC Hame Zlin
League: Czech Extraliga
Psurny's Scoring to Date: 38 games, 3 goals, 2 assists, 18 PIM
Jan. 16 Litvinov 4, Zlin 3 (SO) (at Zlin)

Psurny did not score any points and took a double-minor penalty in the third period of his team's loss to Litvinov.
(NOTE: Psurny's 2006-07 Czech First Division stats with Trebic: 4 games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 2 PIM)

AnisimovArtem Anisimov
Position: Center
Team: Yaroslavl Lokomotiv
League: Russian Superleague
Anisimov's Scoring to Date: 26 games, 0 goals, 2 assists, 22 PIM
Jan. 16: Ufa 4, Yaroslavl 2 (at Yaroslavl)

Anisimov was not in the lineup for Yaroslavl's loss at home.

Recent Prospect Updates:
Jan. 12 -- Staal has two-point night for Sudbury
Jan. 13 -- Zaborsky gets first two-goal game in OHL
Jan. 14 -- Wolf Pack run winning streak to five
Jan. 15 -- Pyatt scores 23rd goal of season for Saginaw

· Complete 2006-07 Prospect Updates Index
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