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Rangers Prospect Report: 10.31.16

Weekly Update On Rangers Prospects

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / New York Rangers

NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: OCT. 24 - OCT. 30

Three Stars of the Week

Gabriel Fontaine, C, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL) - Fontaine tallied five points (one goal, four assists) during the week, including three points (one goal, two assists) on Oct. 27 vs. Victoriaville. The Rangers' sixth round pick (171st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has registered a point in seven of his first eight QMJHL games this season, recording 11 points (five goals, six assists). He ranks fourth on the Huskies in points per game thus far this season (1.38).
 
Sean Day, D, Windsor Spitfires (OHL) - Day registered three assists/points in two games during the week. He tallied two assists, led all skaters with five shots on goal, and posted a plus-two rating in Windsor's 5-2 win against Sault Ste. Marie on Oct. 27. The Rangers' third round pick (81st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has recorded a point in seven of nine OHL games this season, tallying nine points (four goals, five assists) in those contests. Day is tied for seventh among OHL defensemen in goals this season (four), and he is one of six OHL defensemen who have registered at least 1.00 points per game in 2016-17.
 
Adam Huska, G, University of Connecticut (NCAA) - Huska stopped 47 of 49 shots he faced and earned his first career collegiate win on Oct. 27 at Notre Dame. The Rangers' seventh round pick (184th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has posted a .938 SV% in his first three games this season (121 saves on 129 shots), and he has made at least 36 saves in each of his three appearances. Huska ranks 10th in the NCAA in SV% thus far in 2016-17.

Emerging from the Pack

Marek Hrivik registered a point in each of Hartford's first two games last week, extending his point streak to six games (three goals, four assists over the span). He leads the Wolf Pack in assists (four), points (seven), and plus/minus rating (plus-four), and he is tied for the team lead in goals (three) in 2016-17.
 
Ryan Graves
registered a goal in two of Hartford's three games during the week, and he tallied the game-winning goal in overtime on Oct. 26 vs. Hershey. The Rangers' fourth round pick (110th overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft is tied for sixth among AHL defensemen in goals thus far in 2016-17 (two).
 
Cristoval Nieves tallied three points (one goal, two assists) and posted a plus-one rating on Oct. 29 vs. Utica. The Rangers' second round pick (59th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft has registered five points (two goals, three assists) in Hartford's first seven games this season.
 
Nicklas Jensen notched an assist in two of the Wolf Pack's three games during the week (two assists), and he has recorded a point in five of seven games this season (two goals, three assists).

Quick Hits

Tim Gettinger, LW, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) - Gettinger tallied two goals in three contests during the week. The Rangers' fifth round pick (141st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has registered eight points (five goals, three assists) in 14 games with the Greyhounds this season, and he has recorded a goal/point in three of the last four games (three goals, one assist over the span). Gettinger ranks third on the Greyhounds in shots on goal (42) and ranks fifth on the team in goals (five) in 2016-17.
 
Ryan Gropp, LW, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) - Gropp registered two points (one goal, one assist) and was selected as the game's Third Star on Oct. 28 at Swift Current. The Rangers' second round pick (41st overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has recorded three points (one goal, two assists) in five games with Seattle this season.
 
Brad Morrison, C, Prince George Cougars (WHL) - Morrison tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in three games during the week. The Rangers' fourth round pick (113th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has registered a point in 12 of 16 games this season, recording 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists). He is tied for fifth in the WHL in points and game-winning goals (three), and he is tied for seventh in the league in assists in 2016-17.
 
Ty Ronning, RW, Vancouver Giants (WHL) - Ronning registered an assist in Vancouver's 4-1 win against Kamloops on Oct. 29. The Rangers' seventh round pick (201st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has tallied a point in 11 of 14 WHL games this season. Ronning is tied for the team lead in assists (eight) and plus/minus rating (plus-six), is tied for second on the Giants in points (13), and ranks fourth in goals (five) this season.
 
Igor Shesterkin, G, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) - Shesterkin stopped all 20 shots he faced to earn a win/shutout on Oct. 27 against Medvescak. The Rangers' fourth round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft has posted an 11-0-0 record, along with a 1.07 GAA, a .958 SV%, and 5 SO in his last 12 appearances. In 18 KHL appearances this season, Shesterkin has posted a 14-1-1 record, along with a 1.46 GAA, a .943 SV%, and 6 SO. He leads the KHL in SO, ranks third in SV%, and ranks fourth in GAA in 2016-17.
 
Tyler Wall, G, UMass-Lowell (NCAA) - Wall stopped 25 of 27 shots he faced and earned a win on Oct. 29 against the University of Nebraska-Omaha. In six games this season, the Rangers' sixth round pick (174th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has posted a 4-1-1 record, along with a 1.92 GAA, a .927 SV%, and 1 SO.
 
Sergey Zborovskiy, D, Regina Pats (WHL) - Zborovskiy registered an assist and posted a plus-three rating on Oct. 30 vs. Seattle. The Rangers' third round pick (79th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft extended his assist/point streak to four games (four assists), and he has registered a plus-two rating or better in each of the four contests (plus-10 rating over the span). Zborovskiy has tallied a point in nine of the 10 WHL games he has played in 2016-17 (one goal, eight assists), and he has posted a plus-two rating or better in seven of the 10 contests. He ranks second in the WHL in plus/minus rating (plus-20) this season, and he also ranks 11th among WHL defensemen in points per game (0.90).

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