- Olof Lindbom stopped 24 of 26 shots (.923 SV%) and recorded a win on Apr. 7 to help Djurgardens' junior team earn a bronze medal in the playoffs in SuperElit.
- Jacob Ragnarsson registered two assists and posted a plus-seven rating over two games during the past week with Almtuna IS as part of the Kvalserien till HockeyAllsvenskan round-robin tournament. The Rangers' third round pick (70th overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft registered is tied for fifth among all players in Kvalserien till HockeyAllsvenskan in plus/minus rating. Ragnarsson registered six assists in 37 games with Almtuna this season. In December, he was named to the preliminary roster for Sweden's team at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.
- Dominik Lakatos skated in three playoff games with Liberec in Czech Extraliga during the past week, and he tallied an assist on the game-winning goal in Game 3 of Liberec's series against HC Kometa Brno on Apr. 7. The Rangers' sixth round pick (157th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft registered 18 points (four goals, 14 assists) in 50 games in Czech Extraliga during the regular season in 2018-19, and he ranked fourth among players younger than 22 years old in the league in points during the regular season.
- Nico Gross tallied an assist and posted a plus-one rating in Oshawa's playoff game against Niagara on Apr. 7.
- Yegor Rykov continues to lead all KHL defensemen 22 years old or younger in assists (three) and points (three) in the 2019 Gagarin Cup Playoffs despite not playing in a game since Mar. 7. Rykov registered three assists/points in six playoff games with HC Sochi this year and averaged 21:36 of ice time per game in the playoffs. He also recorded nine points (three goals, six assists) during the regular season with HC Sochi; Rykov tied for second among KHL defensemen younger than 22 years old in points during the regular season in 2018-19.
Emerging From the Pack
- Ryan Gropp registered three points (one goal, two assists) and posted a plus-two rating in Hartford's 6-2 win on Apr. 7 vs. Binghamton. He has recorded a point in seven of the last 11 games (three goals, seven assists) and in nine of the last 14 games (six goals, seven assists), and he has also registered 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) over the last 26 games.
- Jake Elmer made his AHL/professional hockey debut on Apr. 6 vs. Utica and he tallied his first career AHL assist/point while skating in his second career AHL game on Apr. 7 vs. Binghamton. Elmer, who was signed by the Rangers as a free agent on Mar. 15, joined the Wolf Pack after completing his junior season with the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League (WHL). Elmer recorded 81 points (39 goals, 42 assists) in 68 regular season games with Lethbridge this season, and he notched six points (one goal, five assists) in seven WHL playoff contests with the Hurricanes.
- Patrick Newell skated in three games with the Wolf Pack during the past week and he made his AHL/professional hockey debut on Apr. 3 at Springfield. Newell, who was signed by the Rangers as a free agent on Mar. 30, is a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the top collegiate player in 2018-19. He registered 47 points (21 goals, 26 assists) and posted a plus-35 rating in 39 games with St. Cloud State University this season, and he was a unanimous selection as the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Forward of the Year.
"He has an internal fire, the engine that burns really bright, and it shows whether you meet him or you watch him on the ice." - Rangers Director of European Scouting Nickolai Bobrov on Nils Lundkvist