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Rangers Prospect Report: 2.27.17

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / New York Rangers

Three Stars of the Week

Ryan Gropp, LW, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) - Gropp tallied a point in all three games last week, registering six points (four goals, two assists) over the span. The Rangers' second round pick (41st overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft recorded four points, and tallied his second hat trick of the season, on Feb. 25 vs. Kelowna. Gropp has recorded a point in 19 of the last 20 games, tallying 41 points (18 goals, 23 assists) over the span. In addition, Gropp has recorded a point in 24 of the last 26 contests, registering 47 points (20 goals, 27 assists) in those 26 games. Gropp leads Seattle in goals (29), is tied for the team lead in points (71), and ranks second in assists (42) this season. In addition, he has established WHL career-highs in assists and points in 2016-17, and he is one goal away from registering at least 30 goals for the third consecutive season.
 
Tyler Wall, G, UMass Lowell River Hawks (NCAA) - Wall posted a 2-0-0 record, along with a 1.00 GAA and a .962 SV% (50 saves on 52 shots) in two appearances last week, and he allowed one goal in each of the two contests. The Rangers' sixth round pick (174th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft extended his winning streak to seven games (2.00 GAA, .915 SV% over the span), and he has allowed two goals or fewer in each of his last six appearances (1.67 GAA, .929 SV% over the six contests). Wall helped UMass Lowell earn a share of the Hockey East regular season championship and earn the No. 1 seed in the 2017 Hockey East Playoffs. By earning his 21st win of the season on Feb. 24 vs. Boston College, Wall established a UMass Lowell record for wins by a rookie goaltender, breaking the record set by Connor Hellebuyck in 2012-13. Wall has posted a 21-8-1 record, along with a 2.11 GAA, a .917 SV%, and 1 SO in 30 appearances this season.
 
Ty Ronning, RW, Vancouver Giants (WHL) - Ronning recorded a point in each of the three games he played last week, registering three points (one goal, two assists). The Rangers' seventh round pick (201st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft extended his point streak to four games, tallying five points (two goals, three assists) over the span. In addition, Ronning has registered a point in 15 of the last 26 games, recording 20 points (12 goals, eight assists) during the stretch. He leads the Giants in goals (23) and points (48), and ranks third in assists (25) this season.

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Prospect Update: Gropp Scores Hat Trick for Seattle

Plus Ronning in Action Out West

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Ryan Gropp scored a hat trick and added an assist for Seattle in a 5-3 win over Kelowna Saturday night in the Western Hockey League.

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Prospect Update: Wall Sets School Record

Plus updates on Gettinger, Gropp, Ronning and more

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Goaltender Tyler Wall made 22 saves in UMass Lowell's 3-1 win over Boston College Friday night, which secured the No. 5 River Hawks a first-round bye and home ice advantage for the best of three quarterfinal series. 

The win was Wall's 21st victory of the season, which set a new school record for most wins by a rookie goaltender, passing Connor Hellebuyck's 20.

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Prospect Report: 2.20.17

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / New York Rangers

Three Stars of the Week

Ryan Gropp, LW, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) - Gropp registered a multi-point game in each of the first four games he played last week, recording nine points (three goals, six assists) over the span. He extended his point streak to a career-high, 16 games, before the streak ended in Seattle's final game of the week on Feb. 19 at Portland.
 
During his 16-game point streak, Gropp…

  • Registered 35 points (14 goals, 21 assists) and a plus-21 rating
  • Recorded 26 primary points (either a goal or the primary assist on a goal); 12 of his 21 assists were primary assists
  • Posted a six-game assist streak (Jan. 21 - Jan. 31), a seven-game assist streak (Feb. 8 - Feb. 18), and an eight-game goal streak (Feb. 3 - Feb. 14)
  • Recorded 11 multi-point games, including eight consecutive multi-point games from Feb. 7 - Feb. 18
  • Posted a plus-one rating or better in 13 contests

In addition, the Rangers' second round pick (41st overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has recorded a point in 21 of the last 23 contests, registering 41 points (16 goals, 25 assists) and a plus-28 rating in those 23 games. Gropp leads Seattle in points (65), is tied for the team lead in goals (25), and ranks second in assists (40) this season, and he has established his WHL career-high in assists in 2016-17.
 
Tim Gettinger, LW, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) - Gettinger tallied his second hat trick of the season, tied a single-game OHL career-high with a plus-four rating, recorded six shots on goal, and was selected as the game's First Star on Feb. 18 vs. Niagara. The Rangers' fifth round pick (141st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has established OHL career-highs in goals (26) and points (43) this season, and he is tied for second on the team in goals in 2016-17.
 
Brad Morrison, C, Prince George Cougars (WHL) - Morrison registered three points (one goal, two assists) and a plus-three rating in three games last week, including two assists on Feb. 18 at Kelowna. The Rangers' fourth round pick (113th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has registered 51 points (21 goals, 30 assists) and a plus-15 rating in 59 games this season. Morrison has recorded at least 50 points in each of the last three seasons, and he has registered at least 30 assists in each of the last two seasons. He ranks second on Prince George in assists and points, and ranks third on the team in goals this season.

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Prospect Update: Gettinger Score Hat Trick

Gropp extends point streak to 16

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Forward Tim Gettinger scored a hat trick in Sault Ste. Marie's 8-1 win over Niagara in the Ontario Hockey League. 

It was Gettinger's second hat trick of the season and fourth multi-goal game of the year. The 2016 fifth round pick's 26 goals and 43 points this season are both career-highs, while his 17 assists are just five shy of the mark he set a season ago.

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Prospect Update: Gropp Extends Streak to 15

Halverson makes 42 saves in win for Hartford

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Rangers prospect Ryan Gropp extended his point streak to 15 games with a pair of assists for Seattle Friday night in the Western Hockey League.

In addition to the 15-game streak, Gropp also has multi-point games in seven straight, and has 13 goals with 20 assists for 30 points since the streak began on Jan. 21.

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Prospect Update: Gropp's Streak Reaches 14 Games

Plus updates on Morrison and Zborovskiy

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Ryan Gropp extended his point streak to 14 games with a goal and two assists in Seattle's 4-1 win over Red Deer in the Western Hockey League.

The 2015 second round pick has six straight multi-point games totaling 18 points during that streak, while registering 31 points during his 14-game stretch. Gropp has 24 goals and 37 assists for 61 points in 51 games for the Thunderbirds this season.

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Prospect Update: Gropp's Streak Reaches 13 Games

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Rangers prospect Ryan Gropp scored a goal and added an assist for Seattle of the Western Hockey League Monday to extend his point streak to 13 games.

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Rangers Prospect Report: 2.13.17

Updates on Rangers Prospects from Around the World

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / New York Rangers

Three Stars of the Week

Ryan Gropp, LW, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) - Gropp posted a multi-point game in all four games last week, registering 13 points (seven goals, six assists) and a plus-10 rating in the four contests. Gropp recorded a hat trick, including the game-winning goal, on Feb. 7 at Victoria, and he concluded the week by registering four points (two goals, two assists) on Feb. 11 vs. Portland.
 
The Rangers' second round pick (41st overall) extended his point streak to a WHL career-high 12 games, and he has tallied 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists) and posted a plus-20 rating over the span. He has recorded a goal in each of the last six contests, registering nine goals over the span. In addition, Gropp has recorded a point in 17 of the last 18 contests, registering 32 points (13 goals, 19 assists) and a plus-27 rating in those 18 games. During the 18-game stretch, Gropp has posted a plus-one rating or better in 16 different contests. Gropp leads Seattle in goals (22) and points (56), and he ranks second in assists (34) this season.
 
Igor Shesterkin, G, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) - Shesterkin represented Russia at the 2017 Sweden Hockey Games last week, a four-nation tournament that includes teams from the Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden, and Russia. The Rangers' fourth round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft made 23 saves on 24 shots while helping Russia defeat Finland, 2-1, on Feb. 9, and he was selected as the best goaltender in the tournament.
 
Sean Day, D, Windsor Spitfires (OHL) - Day registered two points (one goal, one assist) and a plus-four rating in three games during the week. The Rangers' third round pick (81st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has recorded three points (two goals, one assist) and a plus-eight rating over the last six contests. Day has tallied 29 points (14 goals, 15 assists) and has posted a plus-18 rating in 49 OHL games this season with Windsor and Mississauga. He has established an OHL career-high in goals this season, and he is tied for third among OHL defensemen in goals in 2016-17.

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Prospect Update: Gropp Extends Point Streak to 12

Plus Hat Trick for Tambellini, Two Wins For Wall

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Ryan Gropp extended his point streak to 12 games Saturday night with two goals and an assist in Seattle's 8-5 win over Portland in the Western Hockey League.

That performance followed a goal and an assist for Gropp Friday night in Seattle's 6-2 win over Tri-City. The 2015 second round selection has four multi-point games in a row totaling 12 points during that span, and has goals in six straight, totaling nine during that streak. The 20-year-old has 12 goals and 14 assists for 26 points during his 12-game streak. Gropp has 22 goals and 33 assists for 55 points in 49 games, which leads the team.

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