New York Rangers Prospect Report: Nov. 14 - 20
Three Stars of the Week
Tim Gettinger, LW, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) - Gettinger registered five points (four goals, one assist) in three games last week. The Rangers' fifth round pick (141st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft tallied his first career OHL hat trick, recorded seven shots on goal, and posted a plus-three rating on Nov. 16 at Saginaw. Gettinger has recorded 10 points (seven goals, three assists) in his last 11 games, and he has registered five or more shots on goal in seven of those contests (45 shots on goal over the span). He is tied for third on the Greyhounds in goals this season (nine) and he is tied for second on the team in shots on goal (73).
Gabriel Fontaine, C, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL) - Fontaine skated in four games last week - two with Rouyn-Noranda and two with Team QMJHL in the 2016 Canada-Russia Series. The Rangers' sixth round pick (171st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft tallied two points (one goal, one assist) and posted a plus-two rating on Nov. 17 against Team Russia. In addition, Fontaine recorded three points (one goal, two assists) with Rouyn-Noranda on Nov. 19 against Rimouski. He has registered a point in 12 of 16 QMJHL games this season, recording 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists). He ranks fifth on the Huskies in points per game thus far this season (1.13).
Adam Huska, G, University of Connecticut (NCAA) - Huska stopped all 37 shots he faced to earn his first career collegiate shutout on Nov. 19 at Boston University. The Rangers' seventh round pick (184th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has made at least 30 saves in five of his six appearances this season, including 35 or more saves in four contests. Huska ranks 11th in the NCAA in SV% this season (.930).
Emerging from the Pack
Marek Hrivik registered three points (one goal, two assists) in three games, and he extended his point streak to five games by recording a point in each of the first two games during the week. He has notched a point in 12 of 16 games this season, tallying 15 points (seven goals, eight assists). Hrivik leads the Wolf Pack in goals, assists, points, and plus/minus rating (plus-three) in 2016-17.
Nicklas Jensen tallied three points (two goals, one assist) in three games last week, and he recorded two goals on Nov. 16 vs. Springfield. He ranks second on the Wolf Pack in goals (six) and points (11) in 2016-17.
Sean Day, D, Windsor Spitfires (OHL) - Day registered two points (one goal, one assist) in three games last week. The Rangers' third round pick (81st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has recorded a point in 11 of 16 OHL games this season, registering 14 points (seven goals, seven assists). Day is tied for second among OHL defensemen in goals this season (seven). He leads OHL defensemen in goals per game (0.44) and ranks seventh among OHL defensemen in points per game (0.88) in 2016-17.
Ryan Gropp, LW, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) - Gropp tallied the game-winning goal on Nov. 15 at Spokane. With the goal, the Rangers' second round pick (41st overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft extended his point streak to nine games (three goals, seven assists). Gropp has tallied 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in 14 games with the Thunderbirds in 2016-17, and he ranks fifth on Seattle in points per game this season (0.79).
Brad Morrison, C, Prince George Cougars (WHL) - Morrison tallied the lone assist on the game-winning goal in Prince George's 4-2 win on Nov. 19 against Prince Albert. The Rangers' fourth round pick (113th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has registered a point in 16 of 22 games this season, recording 25 points (nine goals, 16 assists). Morrison leads Prince George in points, ranks second on the team in assists, and is tied for second in goals in 2016-17.
Ty Ronning, RW, Vancouver Giants (WHL) - Ronning recorded two assists and a plus-three rating on Nov. 16 vs. Prince Albert. The Rangers' seventh round pick (201st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has tallied a point in 14 of 21 WHL games this season. Ronning ranks second on the team in assists (11), ranks third in points (18), and ranks fourth in goals (seven) this season.
Igor Shesterkin, G, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) - Shesterkin stopped all 25 shots he faced to earn a win and shutout on Nov. 15 against Barys Astana. The Rangers' fourth round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft has posted a 15-1-0 record, along with a 1.06 GAA, a .959 SV%, and 7 SO in his last 17 KHL appearances.
In 23 KHL appearances in 2016-17, Shesterkin has posted an 18-2-1 record, along with a 1.36 GAA, a .947 SV%, and 8 SO. He leads the KHL in SO, ranks second in GAA, and is tied for second in SV% this season. Shesterkin is the only goaltender who ranks third or better in the KHL in GAA, SV%, and SO this season.
Tyler Wall, G, UMass-Lowell (NCAA) - Wall earned his eighth win of the season on Nov. 17 against the University of Notre Dame, stopping 22 of 23 shots he faced. The Rangers' sixth round pick (174th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has posted an 8-3-1 record, along with a 2.09 GAA, a .921 SV%, and 1 SO in 12 appearances this season. Wall is tied for fourth in the NCAA in wins this season.
Sergey Zborovskiy, D, Regina Pats (WHL) - Zborovskiy registered two assists and a plus-four rating in three games last week. He has tallied a point in 14 of the 17 WHL games he has played in 2016-17 (one goal, 13 assists), and he has posted a plus-two rating or better in 11 of the 17 contests. He ranks second in the WHL in plus/minus rating this season (plus-27), and ranks 15th among WHL defensemen in points per game in 2016-17 (0.82).