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Rangers Prospect Weekly Review No. 1

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Week of Oct. 2-8

Jan Marek -- Marek continued his outstanding start to the season over the first week of October. On Oct 4 against the Soviet Wings, he gave Magnitogorsk a 2-0 lead at 15:24 of the third period with his ninth goal of the season. He later assisted on what would be the eventual game winning goal, scored on the power play at 12:02 of the second period. Through 12 games, Marek had nine goals and three assists for 12 points and 14 penalty minutes.

Philippe Furrer -- Furrer had an excellent week for SC Bern of the Swiss Nationalliga A. On Oct. 6, he tallied two goals and added one assist in Bern's 7-0 romp over Langau. His first goal of the game wound up the game-winner.

David Kveton -- After leaving Gatineau of the QMJHL for HC Vsetin of the Czech Extraliga, Kveton did not record any points or take any penalties in his first two games back overseas. In five games with Gatineua, however, he tallied five assists along with two penalty minutes.

Roman Psurny -- Apart from a hooking penalty, Psurny was held off the scoresheet in two games for HC Hame Zlin of the Czech Extraliga.

Artem Anisimov -- The Rangers' second round pick in 2006 was held off the scoresheet in both games. On the season, he has one assist and two penalty minutes.

Ivan Dornic -- Dornic tallied his second goal of the season while skating for HK 36 Skalica in the Slovak Extraliga. The goal came on Oct. 8 in a 5-3 loss to Trencin.

Ryan Hillier -- After a slow start to the season, Hillier continued to pick up his game, tallying his fourth goal in nine regular season games. The tally was the game winner as Halifax shutout Saint John, 4-0 on Oct. 6.

Marc-Andre Cliche -- In the first month of the season, the Lewiston captain has shown why he was given the "C". In only eight games, Cliche has five goals and three assists, along with ten penalty minutes. Last week, he earned third star honors vs. Cape Breton even though the MAINEiacs lost by tallying the game's first goal just 6:26 into the match.

Brodie Dupont -- Dupont has displayed his unique combination of grit and skill early in the season, and through seven games has totalled three goals and two assists along with 35 PIM. ON Oct. 8, he had the primary assist on a power-play goal at 18:07 of the second period ensuring the Calgary victory.

Ryan Russell -- Thus far into the 2006-07, Russell has continued his scoring prowess from last season, and this past week was no exception. On Oct. 6, Russell recorded a natural hat-trick - scoring three goals in a row to open the second period -- and added a shorthanded assist to lead his Kootenay team to an 8-4 victory at Calgary. Thus far on the season, he has five goals and five assists for 10 points and 19 penalty minutes in only seven games.

Lukas Zeliska -- The Rangers 2006 seventh-round draft choice had his most memorable game of the season on Oct. 7. He scored his first goal of the season early in the second period, and then notched the game-winner in the shootout as the final shooter.

Eric Hunter -- Hunter continued his promising start to his overage campaign, tallying a power play goal and assist as the Cougars fell to the Giants in a shootout 5-4 in his only game of the week. Through five games, the Prince George captain has tallied two goals and two assists along with 28 penalty minutes.

Lukas Zeliska -- Zeliska, the Rangers' 2006 seventh-round draft choice, scored his first goal of the season to give Prince Albert a 3-1 lead at 2:05 of the second period against Red Deer on Oct. 7. Later in the game, he netted the game-winner in the shootout as the final shooter.

Marc Staal -- After an extended stint at Rangers training camp, the Sudbury captain returned to the Wolves lineup last week. Staal has picked right back up where he left off last season, and on Oct. 6, had the primary assist to tie the game late in the third period, allowing Sudbury to prevail in a shootout.

Bobby Sanguinetti -- Over the course of the first month of the season, Sanguinetti has established himself as the top scoring defenseman in the OHL, and this past week only entrenched his old on top. The Blueshirts first round pick in 2006 notched a goal and an assist on Oct. 5 to rally the Attack to a 4-3 victory. Through seven games, Sanguinetti has recorded seven goals and five assists for 12 points and eight penalty minutes.

Dalyn Flatt -- Flatt switched from playing with Russell's Kootenay Ice team to Sanguinetti's Owen Sound Attack, and in his OHL debut on Oct. 7, recorded his first assist. While with Kootenay, he recorded no points, but in four games, amassed 35 penalty minutes.

Tom Pyatt -- For the second week in a row, Pyatt was named Saginaw's player of the week. On Oct. 7, he tallied a goal and two assists for three points against Ottawa, and the following day, he was named the first star of the match after tallying the game-winning goal against Sudbury at 11:38 of the second period.

Tomas Zaborsky -- Zaborsky exploded for his first points of the young season on Oct. 7, tallying a goal and two assists. Showing a flair for the dramatic, his goal came while shorthanded at 16:56 of the third. On Oct. 8, he scored his second goal of the season late in the opening period.

Trevor Koverko -- Koverko displayed his mean style of play last week, picking up 11 penalty minutes in his team's 8-4 loss on Oct. 6. The majority of his minutes came on the same play with only 2:21 remaining in the game, when he was called for a charging minor before being served a five-minute major for a fight with Nick Plastino.

Jordan Foote -- Foote did not score any points but was a plus-1 for as the emerged victorous in their preseason opener.

Darin Olver -- Olver did not score a point in the Wildcats' season opening loss to Wisconsin on the road. He took one penalty -- an interference call at 5:33 of the first period

Billy Ryan -- In the season-opening Hall of Fame game, junior Ryan did not score a point or take a penalty in Maine's victory.

Ken Roche-- In his first action of 2006-07, Roche did not score any points or take any penalties in the Terriers' preseason win. He did however have five shots on goal.
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