The New York Rangers announced today that the team has recalled Filip Chytil and Ryan Lindgren from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Chytil, 20, has skated in nine games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering three goals and six assists for nine points, along with a plus-nine rating and two penalty minutes. He posted a plus-one rating or better in each of Hartford's first seven games this season, and he has posted a plus/minus rating of even or better in all of the Wolf Pack's nine games in 2019-20. Chytil ranks fourth in the AHL in plus/minus rating and is tied for 11th in the AHL in points this season. He also leads AHL forwards in plus/minus rating this season. Among AHL players in their U21 season or younger in 2019-20, Chytil ranks first in plus/minus rating, ranks second in assists, is tied for second in points, and is tied for third in goals.
The 6-2, 206-pounder has skated in 84 career NHL games with the Rangers over parts of two seasons (2017-18 and 2018-19), registering 12 goals and 14 assists for 26 points, along with 12 penalty minutes. Chytil was a teenager for all of his first 84 career NHL games, and he played in the second-most games as a teenager with the Rangers in franchise history. Among NHL players who were either in their age-18 or age-19 season last season, Chytil tied for fourth in goals (11), ranked fifth in games played (75), and ranked seventh in points (23).
The Kromeriz, Czech Republic native was originally selected by the Rangers in the first round, 21st overall, of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Lindgren, 21, has skated in nine games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering one goal and one assist for two points, along with a plus-eight rating and six penalty minutes. He has posted a plus/minus rating of even or better in all nine games he has played this season, including a plus-one rating or better in six of the nine contests. Lindgren is tied for fifth in the AHL in plus/minus rating in 2019-20, and he also ranks second among AHL players in their U22 season or younger in plus/minus rating (only trailing Chytil).
The 6-0, 191-pounder has skated in 84 career AHL games over parts of three seasons with the Wolf Pack (2017-18 - 2019-20), registering three goals and 15 assists for 18 points, along with a plus-11 rating and 123 penalty minutes. Lindgren recorded 12 assists and 94 penalty minutes in 65 games with Hartford during his first full season in the AHL in 2018-19. He also skated in five NHL games with the Rangers last season, and the Blueshirts posted a 4-0-1 record in those five contests.
The Burnsville, Minnesota native was acquired by the Rangers as part of a trade with Boston on Feb. 25, 2018.