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Leedahl Takes 'Big Step' in Hockey Career With Rangers

Newly signed forward talks about his explosive season with Regina (WHL)

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Dawson Leedahl didn't know what was next at the start of the season with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League.

The undrafted forward had been traded by Everett to Regina prior to the start of his final season of junior hockey, with no pro contract to look ahead towards.

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Memorial Cup Update: Day and Windsor Top Gropp and Seattle

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Defenseman Sean Day registered an assist for the Windsor Spitfires in its 7-1 win over Ryan Gropp and the Seattle Thunderbirds in the Canadian Hockey League's Memorial Cup on Sunday night.

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Memorial Cup Update -- May 21

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Forward Ryan Gropp picked up an assist in the Seattle Thunderbirds' 4-2 loss to the Erie Otters in their first game of the 2017 Memorial Cup on Saturday.

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Pionk Excited for Opportunity Presented by Rangers

Minnesota Duluth product talks joining organization

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Defenseman Neal Pionk grew up about 10 minutes from the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth and dreamed about playing for the Bulldogs.

So the decision to leave school to sign with the New York Rangers was difficult but one that he said he could not pass up.

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Prospect Update: Gropp Capture WHL Title

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Rangers prospect Ryan Gropp and the Seattle Thunderbirds captured their first Western Hockey League title Sunday with a 4-3 overtime victory against Regina in Game 6 of the WHL Final.

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Prospect Update: Shesterkin Captures KHL Title

Plus Gropp Advances to WHL Conference Final; Wolf Pack season wraps up

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Goaltender Igor Shesterkin and SKA captured the Kontinental Hockey League's Gagarin Cup on Sunday. Shesterkin did not play in the final three games of the Final, though he did pick up a win in the series-opening game.

The 2014 fourth-round pick finished the postseason 4-1 with a .940 SV% and a 1.84 GAA after going 27-4-6 with a .937 SV% and a 1.64 GAA and eight shutouts.

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Rangers Agree to Terms With Forward Gabriel Fontaine

Rangers' sixth round pick in 2016 NHL Entry Draft signs entry-level contract

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Gabriel Fontaine on an entry-level contract.

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Prospect Update: Weekend Round Up

Updates From Around the Farm System

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Forward Gabriel Fontaine had goals in back-to-back games for Rouyn-Noranda in its first two games of its second-round matchup with Chicoutimi in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs.

The 2016 sixth-round pick picked up the game-winning goal in Game 1 for the Huskies, and netted his second of the series in Game 2. He has points in six of his eight playoff games thus far, and has a four-game goal scoring streak. He has five goals and four assists for nine points in the postseason.

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Prospect Update: Fontaine With 3 Points in Clincher

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Rangers prospect Gabriel Fontaine posted a goal and two assists in Rouyn-Noranda's 5-2 win over Halifax to take the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League opening-round series in six games.

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Rangers Prospect Report: 4.3.17

Updates From Around the Farm System

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / New York Rangers

Three Stars of the Week

Igor Shesterkin, G, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) - Shesterkin was named the Best Goaltender of the KHL Conference Finals, as he helped SKA complete a four-game sweep against Lokomotiv and advance to the Gagarin Cup Finals. The Rangers' fourth round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft posted a 3-0-0 record, along with a 0.55 GAA and a .985 SV% (65 saves on 66 shots) in three appearances in the series. Shesterkin led all goaltenders in the Conference Finals in GAA and SV%.
 
Tim Gettinger, LW, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) - Gettinger registered three points (two goals, one assist), including the game-winning goal, and was selected as the game's First Star, as he helped Sault Ste. Marie conclude its first round series in Game 5 against Flint on Mar. 31. The Rangers' fifth round pick (141st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft recorded five points (three goals, two assists), 14 shots on goal, and a plus-five rating in the series. Gettinger tied for second on Sault Ste. Marie in goals and points, and ranked fourth in shots on goal in the series. Gettinger has already established OHL playoff career-highs in goals and points this year.
 
Gabriel Fontaine, C, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL) - Fontaine registered his second overtime goal of Rouyn-Noranda's first round series against Halifax, as he recorded the game-winning goal 26 seconds into the third overtime period in Game 5 on Mar. 31 to give the Huskies a three-games-to-two lead in the series. The Rangers' sixth round pick (174th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has recorded four points (two goals, two assists) in five games thus far in the series, and he leads the QMJHL in overtime goals this year.

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