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RANGERS PROSPECT NOTES - November 5, 2004

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


Be sure to check back regularly each week for updated Rangers prospect notes and quotes from the Blueshirt coaching and scouting staff.

PHOTO: Ryan Callahan tallied a goal in Guelph's 3-2 OT loss to London on Thursday, extending his point streak to 12 games.

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CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE:

Callahan Extends Point Streak in Guelph OT Loss
Ryan Callahan extended his torrid point streak to 12 games but it wasn;t enough as the Guelph Storm dropped a close 3-2 decision to the undefeated London Knights in overtime on Thursday in OHL action.

With a power play goal and an assist, Callahan has now registered 15 points (10 goals, five assists) over the span dating back to October 6. The Guelph captain currently ranks fifth in the OHL with 12 goals and leads the club with 18 points in 17 games this season.

* Rangers Assistant General Manager and VP of Player Personnel Don Maloney on Callahan's play ... "Ryan is a very good player at this level. He gets a lot of ice time, playing in all situations, while showing both smarts and patience with possession of the puck. He anticipates the play well and has the ability to make plays with the puck while in traffic. He scored a great goal in this game by sneaking beind the London defense and scoring top-shelf on a semi-breakaway."

Petruzalek Named OHL Rookie of the Month for October
Rangers prospect Jakub Petruzalek was named the Ontario Hockey League Rookie of the Month for October, it was announced earlier today.

The left winger led all Ottawa players with 10 goals and 11 assists for 21 points in 14 games during the month. Petruzalek, who was selected by the Rangers in the ninth round of the 2004 NHL Draft, is leading all OHL rookies with 24 points in 14 games this season.


NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION:

Olver Nets First of Season, NMU and Michigan Tech Tie
Northern Michiagn University and Michigan Tech combined for 12 goals in skating to a 6-6 tie on Thursday in Houghton, Michigan - the first of a two game set that resumes on Saturday.

NMU forward Darin Olver tallied his first goal of the season and added an assist on the night and has now posted one goal and five assists for six points in seven games.

Northern Michigan is now 4-1-2 overall on the season, while MTU sits at 1-5-1.


SWEDISH ELITE LEAGUE:

Lundqvist Continues to Sparkle, Guides Frolunda 3-1
Blueshirt goaltending prospect Henrik Lundqvist continues to dominate the Swedish Elite League as he guided first place-Frolunda to another victory on Thursday, a 3-1 defeat of Brynas IF.

Lundqvist turned aside 22 of 23 shots in the win to improve to 13-4-0 in 17 games. He currently leads all Swedish netminders with a remarkable 1.71 goals against average and a .939 save percentage.
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