NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: OCT. 31 - NOV. 6
Three Stars of the Week
Ryan Gropp, LW, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) - Gropp registered a point in each of Seattle's four games during the week (one goal, three assists over the span). The Rangers' second round pick (41st overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft extended his point streak to six games (two goals, five assists) and he has tallied eight points (two goals, six assists) in nine games with the Thunderbirds in 2016-17. Gropp leads Seattle in points per game this season (0.89).
Tyler Wall, G, UMass-Lowell (NCAA) - Wall posted a 2-0-0 record, along with a 1.50 GAA and a .945 SV% (52 saves on 55 shots) in two appearances against the University of Vermont last weekend. The Rangers' sixth round pick (174th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has posted a 6-1-1 record, along with a 1.81 GAA, a .932 SV%, and 1 SO in eight appearances this season. Wall has also earned a win in each of his last three appearances, posting a 1.67 GAA and a .939 SV% in those contests. Wall is tied for third in the NCAA in wins, is tied for ninth in GAA, and ranks 11th in SV% this season.
Gabriel Fontaine, C, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL) - Fontaine tallied a point in each of the Huskies' first two games of the week (one goal, one assist), extending his point streak to five games (two goals, five assists over the span). The Rangers' sixth round pick (171st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has registered a point in nine of his first 11 QMJHL games this season, recording 13 points (six goals, seven assists). He ranks fifth on the Huskies in points per game thus far this season (1.18).
Emerging from the Pack
Marek Hrivik registered two points (one goal, one assist) and posted a plus-two rating on Nov. 4 vs. Bridgeport. He leads Hartford in assists (five), points (nine), and plus/minus rating (plus-three), and is tied for the team lead in goals (four) through 10 games this season.
Nicklas Jensen tallied two goals on Nov. 4 vs. Bridgeport. Jensen is tied for the team lead in goals (four) and ranks second on the Wolf Pack in points (seven) in 2016-17.
Ryan Graves notched two assists and recorded three shots on goal Nov. 4 vs. Bridgeport. The Rangers' fourth round pick (110th overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft has tallied three points (one goal, two assists) and has registered 18 shots on goal over the last four games. Graves ranks fifth in the AHL - and ranks second among AHL defensemen - in shots on goal this season (35).
Sean Day, D, Windsor Spitfires (OHL) - Day registered the game-winning goal and was selected as the game's Third Star on Nov. 6 vs. Barrie. The Rangers' third round pick (81st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has recorded a point in eight of 11 OHL games this season, registering 10 points (five goals, five assists). Day is tied for fourth among OHL defensemen in goals this season (five). In addition, he ranks second among OHL defensemen in goals per game (0.45) and ranks 12th among OHL defensemen in points per game (0.91) in 2016-17.
Tim Gettinger, LW, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) - Gettinger tallied an assist on the game-winning goal and recorded seven shots on goal on Nov. 5 at Flint. The Rangers' fifth round pick (141st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has registered nine points (five goals, four assists) in 16 games with the Greyhounds this season, and he has recorded a point in four of the last six games (three goals, two assists over the span). In addition, he has registered 19 shots on goal over the last three contests. Gettinger leads the Greyhounds in shots on goal (55) and is tied for fifth on the team in goals (five) in 2016-17.
Adam Huska, G, University of Connecticut (NCAA) - Huska stopped 23 of 25 shots he faced in a 2-2 tie on Nov. 4 at UMass. The Rangers' seventh round pick (184th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has posted a 1-1-2 record, along with a 2.40 GAA and a .935 SV% in four appearances this season. Huska ranks ninth in the NCAA in SV% thus far in 2016-17.
Brad Morrison, C, Prince George Cougars (WHL) - Morrison tallied an assist in Prince George's 4-2 win against Kamloops on Nov. 5. The Rangers' fourth round pick (113th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has registered a point in 13 of 18 games this season, recording 21 points (seven goals, 14 assists). Morrison leads Prince George in assists and points, and he ranks second on the team in goals in 2016-17.
Ty Ronning, RW, Vancouver Giants (WHL) - Ronning registered two goals, including the game-winning goal, on Nov. 5 vs. Lethbridge. The Rangers' seventh round pick (201st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has tallied a point in 12 of 16 WHL games this season. Ronning is tied for second on the team in assists (eight), ranks third in points (15), ranks fourth in goals (seven), and is tied for fourth in plus/minus rating (plus-five).
Igor Shesterkin, G, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) - During the past week, Shesterkin represented Russia at the Karjala Cup. In his one appearance during the week, the Rangers' fourth round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft stopped 25 of 27 shots he faced to help Russia defeat Sweden, 3-2, on Nov. 5. Shesterkin was also named KHL Goaltender of the Month for October, as he posted a 6-0-0 record, along with a 0.49 GAA, a .981 SV% (155 saves on 158 shots), and 4 SO in seven appearances during the month.
Sergey Zborovskiy, D, Regina Pats (WHL) - Zborovskiy registered an assist and in each of Regina's two games during the week (two assists). The Rangers' third round pick (79th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft extended his assist/point streak to six games (six assists), and he has registered a plus-two rating or better in five of the six contests (plus-12 rating over the span). Zborovskiy has tallied a point in 11 of the 12 WHL games he has played in 2016-17 (one goal, 10 assists), and he has posted a plus-two rating or better in eight of the 12 contests. He ranks second in the WHL in plus/minus rating (plus-22) this season, and he is tied for 11th among WHL defensemen in points per game (0.92).