Three Stars of the Week
Sergey Zborovskiy, D, Team Russia (World Junior Championship) - Zborovskiy is representing Russia at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. The Rangers' third round pick (79th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has recorded one assist and has posted a plus-one rating through the first four games of the tournament. Zborovskiy made his World Junior Championship debut on Dec. 26 against Canada and tallied his first career assist/point in World Junior Championship competition on Dec. 29 against the United States.
Adam Huska, G, Team Slovakia (World Junior Championship) - Huska is representing 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 has made 61 saves over his first two appearances in the tournament this year, including 39 saves against Canada on Dec. 27.
Brad Morrison, C, Prince George Cougars (WHL) - Morrison registered three points (one goal, two assists) in three games over the past week. The Rangers' fourth round pick (113th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has recorded 11 points (six goals, five assists) in the last 10 games and 38 points (16 goals, 22 assists) in 38 games in 2016-17. Morrison is tied for the team lead in points (38) and game-winning goals (five), and ranks second on the Cougars in goals (16) and assists (22) this season.
Emerging from the Pack
Nicklas Jensen registered five points (four goals, one assist) in four games last week, including a hat trick in Hartford's 5-2 win at Bridgeport on Dec. 26. He has tallied a point in 10 of his last 11 AHL games, recording 13 points (eight goals, five assists) over the span. Jensen has tallied 24 points (14 goals, 10 assists) in 29 games with Hartford this season, and he leads the Wolf Pack in goals and points in 2016-17.
Adam Tambellini tallied a point in three of the Wolf Pack's four games last week, registering four points (one goal, three assists). The Rangers' third round pick (65th overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft has recorded five points (two goals, three assists) in the last five games, seven points (three goals, four assists) in the last eight contests, and 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in the last 17 games. Tambellini is tied for second on the Wolf Pack in points (17) and ranks third in assists (11) in 2016-17.
Robin Kovacs registered three assists/points in four games last week. The Rangers' third round pick (62nd overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has notched five assists/points in the last eight contests.
Sean Day, D, Windsor Spitfires (OHL) - Day registered an assist/point in two of three games Windsor played last week. The Rangers' third round pick (81st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has recorded a point in 17 of 30 OHL games this season, registering 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists).
Ryan Gropp, LW, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) - Gropp registered two assists on Dec. 28 at Spokane. The Rangers' second round pick (41st overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has recorded 24 points (nine goals, 15 assists) in 31 games with the Thunderbirds in 2016-17, and he is tied for fifth on the team in points per game this season (0.77).
Ty Ronning, RW, Vancouver Giants (WHL) - Ronning registered a goal/point in two of Vancouver's three games last week (two goals). The Rangers' seventh round pick (201st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has tallied a point in 22 of 34 WHL games this season. Ronning ranks second on the team in goals (13) and assists (16), and is tied for second on the team in points (29) this season.
Tyler Wall, G, UMass-Lowell River Hawks (NCAA) - Wall appeared in two games last week, posting a 2-0-0 record, along with a 2.01 GAA and a .929 SV% (39 saves on 42 shots). The Rangers' sixth round pick (174th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has appeared in 16 games with UMass-Lowell this season (14 starts), posting an 11-4-1 record, along with a 2.07 GAA, a .919 SV%, and 1 SO.