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Rangers Daily Prospect Update: Jan. 31, 2007

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


DupontBrodie Dupont
Position: Center
Team: Calgary Hitmen
League: WHL
Dupont's Scoring to Date: 52 games, 25 goals, 28 assists, 91 PIM
Jan. 31: Calgary 3, Kootenay 1 (at Calgary)

It was a two-point night for Dupont, the game's No. 2 star, who matched his career high of 53 points. He notched his 25th goal of the season at 8:15 of the second period to put the Hitmen up 2-0. Dupont later had the primary assist on Keegan Dansereau's power-play goal that closed out the scoring at 13:16 of the third period. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating.

Hillier Ryan Hillier
Position: Left Wing
Team: Halifax Mooseheads
League: QMJHL
Hillier's Scoring to Date: 53 games, 25 goals, 19 assists, 79 PIM
Jan. 31: Halifax 5, Acadie-Bathurst 3 (at Acadie-Bathurst)

Hillier scored his 25th goal of the season on a power play at 14:36 of the first period, giving the Mooseheads a 2-0 lead.

StaalMarc Staal
Position: Defense
Team: OHL Eastern Conference All-Stars
League: OHL
Staal's 2006-07 Scoring to Date: 38 games, 5 goals, 22 assists, 71 PIM
Jan. 31: Eastern Conference 13, Western Conference 9 (at Saginaw, Mich.)

Staal had the primary assist on Logan Couture's goal at 12:42 of the first period, putting the East ahead 4-2. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating.

RussellRyan Russell
Position: Center
Team: Kootenay Ice
League: WHL
Russell's Scoring to Date: 38 games, 18 goals, 26 assists, 33 PIM
Jan. 31: Calgary 3, Kootenay 1 (at Calgary)

Russell had the lone assist on Kootenay's goal -- a shorthanded tally by Dustin Sylvester with 2:50 left in the second period. The goal cut Calgary's lead to 2-1.

PyattTom Pyatt
Position: Center
Team: OHL Western Conference All-Stars
League: OHL
Pyatt's 2006-07 Scoring to Date: 40 games, 26 goals, 27 assists, 16 PIM
Jan. 31: Eastern Conference 13, Western Conference 9 (at Saginaw, Mich.)

Pyatt did not score any points or take any penalties in the OHL All-Star Game.

SanguinettiBobby Sanguinetti
Position: Defense
Team: OHL Western Conference All-Stars
League: OHL
Sanguinetti's 2006-07 Scoring to Date: 48 games, 20 goals, 19 assists, 46 PIM
Jan. 31: Eastern Conference 13, Western Conference 9 (at Saginaw, Mich.)

Sanguinetti did not score any points or take any penalties in the OHL All-Star Game.

SauerMichael Sauer
Position: Defense
Team: Medicine Hat Tigers
League: WHL
Sauer's Scoring to Date: 50 games, 5 goals, 12 assists, 56 PIM
Jan. 31: Medicine Hat 5, Saskatoon 4 (OT) (at Medicine Hat)

Sauer did not score any points or take any penalties in the Tigers' overtime win.

HunterEric Hunter
Position: Left Wing
Team: Prince George Cougars
League: WHL
Hunter's Scoring to Date: 50 games, 16 goals, 20 assists, 108 PIM
Jan. 31: Prince George 3, Seattle 2 (OT) (at Seattle)

Hunter, the Prince George captain, did not score any points and took one minor penalty in the first period of the Cougars' OT win in Seattle.

ZeliskaLukas Zeliska
Position: Center
Team: Prince Albert Raiders
League: WHL
Zeliska's Scoring to Date: 44 games, 3 goals, 21 assists, 52 PIM
Jan. 31: Prince Albert 4, Kelowna 1 (at Kelowna)

Zeliska was not in the lineup for the Raiders' win at Kelowna.

DornicIvan Dornic
Position: Forward
Team: BK Mlada Boleslav
League: Czech First Division
Dornic's Scoring to Date: 9 games, 2 goals, 1 assist, 4 PIM
Jan. 31: Mlada Boleslav 3, Ustecti Lvi 2 (SO) (at Ustecti Lvi)

Dornic was not in the lineup for his team's road victory.
(NOTE: Dornic's 2006-07 Slovak Extraliga stats with Skalica: 20 games, 2 goals, 2 assists, 14 PIM)

Cliche Marc-Andre Cliche
Position: Right Wing
Team: Lewiston MAINEiacs
League: QMJHL
Cliche's Scoring to Date: 35 games, 15 goals, 21 assists, 30 PIM
Jan. 31: Lewiston 7, Saint John 2 (at Lewiston)

Cliche missed the game due to a jaw injury he suffered when hit during the MAINEiacs' loss in Halifax last week.

Recent Prospect Updates:
Jan. 26 -- Montoya gets another win for Wolf Pack
Jan. 27 -- Pyatt scores two goals for Saginaw
Jan. 28 -- Two points for Dupont in Calgary's win
Jan. 30 -- Another two-point night for Marek in Russia

· Complete 2006-07 Prospect Updates Index
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