Three Stars of the Week
Tim Gettinger, LW, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) - Gettinger registered seven points (three goals, four assists) and a plus-four rating in three games last week. The Rangers' fifth round pick (141st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft tallied three points (one goal, two assists) and posted a plus-three rating on Jan. 6 at Kitchener and registered four points (two goals, two assists), along with a plus-three rating, on Jan. 7 at Barrie.
Gettinger has posted a multi-point game in five of his last eight contests, tallying 13 points (seven goals, six assists) over the span. In addition, he has registered at least one goal/point in six of his last nine games and has recorded 25 points (14 goals, 11 assists) in his last 19 games. Gettinger has registered 19 goals in 37 games this season, and he has already established his OHL career-high in goals this season. He ranks second on the Greyhounds in shots on goal (131), is tied for second in goals (19), ranks fourth in plus/minus rating (plus-15) and points per game (0.92), and is tied for fourth in points (34) in 2016-17.
Tyler Wall, G, UMass-Lowell River Hawks (NCAA) - Wall posted a 2-0-0 record, along with a 1.00 GAA and a .970 SV% (65 saves on 67 shots) last week. The Rangers' sixth round pick (174th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft allowed one goal in each of his two appearances, and made 33 and 32 saves, respectively, in the two contests. Over his last four appearances (three starts), Wall has posted a 4-0-0 record, along with a 1.43 GAA and a .954 SV%. Wall has appeared in 18 games with UMass-Lowell this season (16 starts), posting a 13-4-1 record, along with a 1.95 GAA, a .927 SV%, and 1 SO. Wall ranks sixth in the NCAA in GAA and ranks 10th in the NCAA in SV% this season. Among goaltenders 20 years old or younger in the NCAA, Wall, who turns 19 years old on Jan. 14, ranks second in GAA and ranks third in SV% in 2016-17.
Ty Ronning, RW, Vancouver Giants (WHL) - Ronning registered a point in each of Vancouver's five games last week, tallying seven points (three goals, four assists) over the span. The Rangers' seventh round pick (201st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft extended his point streak to six games (four goals, four assists) and his assist streak to four games (four assists). In addition, Ronning has tallied a point in 27 of 39 WHL games this season. Ronning ranks second on the team in goals (16), assists (20), and points (36) this season.
Emerging from the Pack
Steven Fogarty registered three points (one goal, two assists) and posted a plus-two rating over Hartford's four games last week. The Rangers' third round pick (72nd overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft notched two points (one goal, one assist) and posted a plus-two rating on Jan. 3 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Since he returned to Hartford's lineup on Dec. 30, Fogarty has recorded four points (two goals, two assists) in six games.
Sean Day, D, Windsor Spitfires (OHL) - Day registered an assist/point in two of three games Windsor played last week, registering three assists over the span. The Rangers' third round pick (81st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has tallied four assists/points in the last four games, as well as 10 points (four goals, six assists) in the last 12 contests. Day has registered a point in 19 of 33 OHL games this season, registering 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists).
Gabriel Fontaine, C, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL) - Fontaine registered five points (three goals, two assists) and posted a plus-five rating in three games last week. The Rangers' sixth round pick (171st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft recorded three points (one goal, two assists), including the game-winning goal, and a plus-three rating on Jan. 6 vs. Quebec, and he tallied two goals on Jan. 8 at Gatineau. Fontaine has registered 30 points (12 goals, 18 assists) and a plus-14 rating in 33 games this season.
Ryan Gropp, LW, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) - Gropp registered a point in each of Seattle's two games last week (one goal, one assist), and he tallied the game-winning goal on Jan. 8 at Spokane. The Rangers' second round pick (41st overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has recorded four points (one goal, three assists) in the last five games, and he ranks fifth on Seattle in points this season (26; 10 goals, 16 assists).
Adam Huska, G, Team Slovakia (World Junior Championship) - Huska was selected as one of the top three players on Slovakia at the IIHF World Junior Championship for the second consecutive year. The Rangers' seventh round pick (184th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft appeared in three games during this year's tournament and made 103 saves (34.3 saves per game). Following the tournament, Huska appeared in one game with his college team, the University of Connecticut, and he made 37 saves on Jan. 7 vs. Yale. He has made 30 or more saves in eight of his 11 NCAA appearances this season.
Brad Morrison, C, Prince George Cougars (WHL) - Morrison tallied a power play assist in Prince George's 4-2 win on Jan. 7 against Victoria. The Rangers' fourth round pick (113th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has recorded 12 points (six goals, six assists) in the last 12 games and 39 points (16 goals, 23 assists) in 40 games in 2016-17. Morrison ranks second on the team in goals, assists, and points this season.
Igor Shesterkin, G, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) - Shesterkin stopped 12 of 13 shots and earned a win on Jan. 7 vs. Dinamo Riga. The Rangers' fourth round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft has posted a 26-3-2 record, along with a 1.51 GAA, a .943 SV%, and 8 SO in 32 appearances in the KHL this season.
Sergey Zborovskiy, D, Team Russia (World Junior Championship) - Zborovskiy helped Russia earn a bronze medal at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. The Rangers' third round pick (79th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft registered one assist and posted a plus-two rating in seven contests during the tournament.