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Rangers Prospect Weekly Review No. 2

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
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Week of Oct. 9-15

Tom Pyatt -- Pyatt continued to star for Saginaw last week, compiling one impressive performance after another. On Oct. 12, he was named the game's third star with two primary assists, one on the power play and the other while shorthanded. The next night, the 19-year old pivot was named the game's No. 1 star with another multi-point game, including an assist and a short-handed goal both in the first period. If that wasn't enough, Pyatt was named first star again on Oct. 15 with hat-trick to lead Saginaw to an 8-1 thrashing over Kingston.

Michael Sauer -- The Rangers' second-round pick in 2005 displayed his newfound offensive game last week, totaling five points in four games. On Oct. 10 he notched a goal and an assist, followed the next night with a power play tally 29 seconds in the second period. On Oct. 13 he added the second assist on the game-winning goal at 1:11 of overtime, and then had another assist on Oct. 14 to bring his Winter Hawks team within one goal late in the third period. Through eight games, Sauer has three goals and four assists for seven points along with 16 penalty minutes.

Jan Marek -- Marek continued his strong play for Magnitogorsk of the Russian Elite League. On Oct. 13, he scored the first two goals of the game in a 4-0 shutout victory over Chelyabinsk. He is currently averaging a point per game for the season.

Philippe Furrer -- The 6-foot-1, 187-pound blueliner was held in check offensively while skating for SC Bern. On the season, he has three goals and one assist along with 31 penalty minutes in 10 games.

David Kveton -- After notching five assists in five games with Gatineau in the QMJHL, Kveton has yet to score a point in his first five games since returning to the Czech Republic with HC Vsetin. He does have four penalty minutes in those five matches.

Roman Psurny -- Psurny had a strong finish to this past week's games, notching Zlin's second goal to tie a game late in the second period against Litvinov. It was the third goal of the season for the winger who tallied 24 goals with the Medicine Hat tigers of the WHL last season.

Artem Anisimov -- Skating for one of the premier leagues in all of Europe at only 18 years of age, Anisimov was held without a point. In 11 games, he has one assist for one point along with eight penalty minutes, four of which came in Saturday's game against St. Petersburg.

Ivan Dornic -- The Rangers' sixth-round selection in 2003 was held in check, and for the season has two goals and one assist with 10 penalty minutes in 14 games.

Ryan Hillier -- Hillier exploded for two goals on Oct. 11 and was named the game's number one star. For the season, the winger has six goals and two assists for eight points in 12 games, all coming in his last eight matches.

Marc-Andre Cliche -- The Lewiston captain had an outstanding week, continuing to pile up points bringing his season total to five goals and six assists for 11 points in 10 games. Cliche recorded a power play assist in the second period of Lewiston's 5-2 victory on Oct. 13, followed by a two-point effort in a 4-2 win on Oct. 15.

Brodie Dupont -- Dupont had a very strong week for the Calgary Hitmen, highlighted by his two-point game on Oct. 14, which included a game-tying goal that enabled Calgary to complete a dramatic third-period comeback from a 3-0 deficit. He was also named the third star of the game on Oct. 13 with a pair of assists, and recorded the primary assist on the eventual game-winning goal on Oct. 11.

Ryan Russell -- The crafty pivot continued to showcase his natural playmaking ability. Russell notched two points, including a gritty game-tying first period goal, on Oct. 13, and then recorded the primary assist on an Oct. 15 game-winning goal against Prince George. In only 10 games, Kootenay captain has six goals and seven assists for 13 points and 23 penalty minutes.

Lukas Zeliska -- Zeliska tallied his second goal of the season in a 6-2 loss to Brandon on Oct. 15. The center now has two goals and 12 penalty minutes in nine games in his first season playing North American Hockey.

Eric Hunter -- The Cougars captain scored the first goal of the game on Oct. 13 at Medicine Hat, followed by spectacular game the following night in which he was named second star. In that matchup with Lethbridge, Hunter assisted on Prince George's first two goals to give his team a 2-0 lead that would eventually become a 4-2 victory. Hunter showed off his physical side on Oct. 15 when he was assessed 12 penalty minutes, including a misconduct at 5:04 of the first period.

Marc Staal -- Staal, known as a shutdown defender, showed off his offensive ability as well as some increased toughness this past week in Sudbury. He scored his first goal of the season just 31 seconds into the Wolves' Oct. 11 victory, and then tallied another goal his next game on Oct. 13. Most surprisingly, Staal got into a third-period fight with Barrie's Hunter Tremblay, and was named the game's third star. On Oct. 15, he set up the game-tying goal with a primary assist with only 33 seconds remaining in regulation to earn his Wolves' team a hard-earned point in a shootout loss to Oshawa.

Bobby Sanguinetti -- After a high-flying start to the season, Sanguinetti was held without a point last week. Still, with seven goals and five assists for 12 points in 10 games, the young blueliner leads all OHL defensemen in goals and ranks third in points.

Dalyn Flatt -- Playing in front of his new home crowd, Flatt showed off the feisty nature that makes him a fan favorite. He fought Mississauga captain Cody Bass on Oct. 14 just 32 seconds into the game and, with a pair of roughing minors, totaled nine penalty minutes in an otherwise uninspired 5-2 loss.

Tomas Zaborsky -- This year's fifth-round selection continued to acclimate his game to the North American rinks. He tallied his second goal of the season and added the game-winning assist on Oct. 11, and then was named third star of the game on Oct. 13 against Ottawa with a primary assist and his third goal of the season.

Trevor Koverko -- Not known for his scoring ability, the hard-nosed defenseman picked up his second assist of the season on what would turn out to be the game-winning goal against Sault Ste. Marie on Oct. 13. He now has two assists along with 28 penalty minutes in eight games,

Jordan Foote -- Despite not tallying any points in his season opener, Foote put two solid shots on net in 2-1 victory over Northern Michigan. In the next night's rematch, he was called for a hooking penalty six seconds into the game, which led to the game's only goal.

Darin Olver After being held off the scoresheet the previous night against Michigan Tech, Olver had the primary assist on the game's lone goal scored just 45 seconds into the game.

Billy Ryan -- In Maine's home opener on Oct. 13, the slick skating pivot picked up his first goal of the season on the power play on the way to a 7-1 romp over Bemidji State. When the two teams faced off again the following night, Ryan had a pair of primary assists, including the game winner at 11:06 of the second period.

Ken Roche -- In Boston University's season opener on Oct. 14, Roche was cited for a first period tripping minor in his team's 4-4 tie with RPI.
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