Three Stars of the Week
Filip Chytil, C, Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) - Chytil registered four points (two goals, two assists) in the two games he played during the week, and he tallied a goal in both contests. The Rangers' first round pick (21st overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft posted his second three-point game in the AHL on Oct. 28 at Lehigh Valley, as he registered one goal and two assists, tied for the game-high with five shots on goal, and posted a plus-two rating. Chytil has tallied eight points (three goals, five assists) in six games with the Wolf Pack this season, and seven of the eight points have either been a goal or the primary assist on a goal. He leads Hartford in points per game in 2017-18 (1.33), and he also ranks second among AHL rookies in points per game thus far this season (Dylan Strome - 1.67). Chytil also leads the Wolf Pack in plus/minus rating this season (plus-five).
Sean Day, D, Windsor Spitfires (OHL) - Day posted a multi-point game in each of his final two games of the week, recording four points (one goal, three assists) and a plus-three rating over the two contests. The Rangers' third round pick (81st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft notched two points (one goal, one assist) and posted a plus-three rating on Oct. 27 at Sudbury, and he registered two power play assists (including one on the game-winning goal) on Oct. 29 at Owen Sound. Day has tallied a point in six of the last seven games, registering eight points (two goals, six assists) over the span. He ranks fifth on Windsor in assists (seven) and points (nine) this season, and he also leads team defensemen in goals (two) in 2017-18.
Patrik Virta, C, TPS (Liiga) - Virta posted a multi-point game in two of TPS' three games during the week, registering four points (one goal, three assists) over the span. The Rangers' seventh round pick (207th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft extended his point streak to five games by tallying a point in each of the first two games during the week (three goals, four assists over the span) before the streak ended on Oct. 28. Virta has tallied a point in six of the last eight games, recording nine points (three goals, six assists) over the span, and he has posted three multi-point games over the last eight contests. He has tallied 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in 18 games this season. Virta is tied for fifth in Liiga in assists and is tied for 11th in Liiga in points in 2017-18.