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Rangers Prospect Report: 1.15.18

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Three Stars of the Week

Ty Ronning registered four goals/points in three games during the week, and he tallied his third hat trick of the season on Jan. 10 at Prince George. The Rangers' seventh round pick (201st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has recorded 11 points (nine goals, two assists) in the last eight contests. He leads the WHL in shots on goal (227) and ranks second in the league in goals (40) this season. In addition, Ronning leads Vancouver in goals, points (57), and shots on goal, and ranks second on the team in plus/minus rating (plus-12) in 2017-18.

Igor Shesterkin participated in the 2018 KHL All-Star Game on Jan. 14. Shesterkin has represented the Bobrov Division in the KHL All-Star Game in each of the last two seasons. The Rangers' fourth round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft also appeared in two KHL games during the week with SKA and posted a 2-0-0 record, along with a 1.00 GAA, a .952 SV%, and 1 SO. Since the start of last season, Shesterkin has posted a 52-6-2 record, along with a 1.70 GAA, a .935 SV%, and 13 SO in 63 KHL appearances.
 
Tim Gettinger registered a goal/point in two of three games during the week (two goals). The Rangers' fifth round pick (141st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has registered a point in seven of the last nine games, tallying nine points (five goals, four assists) over the span. Gettinger has recorded 41 points (22 goals, 19 assists) and a plus-15 rating in 41 games with the Greyhounds this season. He ranks ninth in the OHL in shots on goal this season (160). He also leads Sault Ste. Marie in shots on goal, ranks third in goals, and ranks fourth in points this season.

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Prospect Update: Gropp Scores, Day With Assist for Kingston

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Ryan Gropp scored while John Gilmour and Adam Tambellini added assists in Hartford's 3-2 loss to Syracuse Saturday night. Goaltender Marek Mazanec made 28 saves in the loss.

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Prospect Update: Andersson Scores, Sweden to WJC Gold Medal Game

Hartford's Gilmour to AHL All-Star Classic

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Rangers 2017 first-round pick Lias Andersson scored in the third period for Sweden, who beat Team USA, 4-2, to advance to the Gold Medal round of the 2018 World Junior Championship tournament in Buffalo.

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Rangers Prospect Report: 1.2.18

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Three Stars of the Week

Lias Andersson registered six points (five goals, one assist) and posted a plus-five rating in four games during the Preliminary Round of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. The Rangers' first round pick (seventh overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft led all skaters in the tournament in goals, tied for second among all skaters in points, and tied for sixth among all skaters in plus/minus rating during the Preliminary Round. Andersson registered three points (two goals, one assist) and was named Sweden's Best Player of the Game on Dec. 30 against Switzerland. Sweden will play Slovakia in the Quarterfinals on Jan. 2.
 
Filip Chytil
registered four points (two goals, two assists) and posted a plus-three rating in four games during the Preliminary Round of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. The Rangers' first round pick (21st overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft posted two multi-point games in the Preliminary Round (Dec. 26 against Russia and Dec. 30 against Belarus). The Czech Republic will play Finland in the Quarterfinals on Jan. 2.
 
Ty Ronning
registered a hat trick and led all skaters with eight shots on goal on Dec. 30 vs. Prince George. The Rangers' seventh round pick (201st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft recorded his 32nd, 33rd, and 34th goals of the 2017-18 season in the contest and established a WHL career-high for goals in one season. In addition, Ronning tallied his 100th career WHL goal in the game. He leads the WHL in shots on goal (201) and ranks third in the league in goals (34) this season. In addition, Ronning leads Vancouver in goals, points (49), shots on goal, and plus/minus rating (plus-13) in 2017-18.

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Prospect Update: Andersson Named Player of Game for Sweden

2017 first-round pick scores twice, adds assist in win over Switzerland

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Forward Lias Andersson scored twice and added an assist in Sweden's 7-2 win over Switzerland Saturday at the World Junior Championship tournament in Buffalo.

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Prospect Update: Chytil Scores, Adds Assist in Czech Win at World Juniors

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Rangers 2017 first-round pick Filip Chytil scored a goal and added an assist in the Czech Republic's 6-5 win over Belarus Saturday at the 2018 World Junior Championship in Buffalo.

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Rangers Prospect Update: Andersson, Chytil Open WJC With Bang

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Forward Lias Andersson scored twice for Sweden in its 6-1 victory over Belarus in the opening game of the 2018 World Junior Championship in Buffalo on Tuesday.

The 2017 seventh overall pick, who was named captain of the team last week, was a plus-2 and logged 17:41 of ice time.

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Rangers Prospect Report: 12.26.17

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / New York Rangers

Three Stars of the Week

Lias Andersson was named to Sweden's roster for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, which begins on Dec. 26, and he was selected as the captain of the team. Andersson is the first Rangers prospect who has served as a captain at the IIHF World Junior Championship since Derek Stepan with the United States in 2010. The Rangers' first round pick (seventh overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft registered three goals in seven games while representing Sweden at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. Sweden will play four games during the preliminary round: Dec. 26 against Belarus, Dec. 28 against the Czech Republic, Dec. 30 against Switzerland, and Dec. 31 against Russia.
 
Filip Chytil was named to the Czech Republic's roster for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. The Rangers' first round pick (21st overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft recorded five points (two goals, three assists) in five games while representing the Czech Republic at the 2017 IIHF World U18 Championship, and he helped the Czech Republic win a gold medal at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. The Czech Republic will play four games during the preliminary round: Dec. 26 against Russia, Dec. 28 against Sweden, Dec. 30 against Belarus, and Dec. 31 against Switzerland.
 
Dominik Lakatos registered a goal in both games he played during the week. The Rangers' sixth round pick (157th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft has tallied 11 points (eight goals, three assists) in 29 games with Liberec in Czech Extraliga this season, and he is tied for third on the team in goals in 2017-18.

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Prospect Update: Big Night for Pack in Win Over Bruins

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Vinni Lettieri, Gabriel Fontaine and Ryan Graves all scored for the Wolf Pack, who topped Providence, 6-4, for their fifth win in their last six games and extended their point streak to nine.

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Rangers Prospect Report: 12.20.17

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / New York Rangers

Three Stars of the Week

Ty Ronning tallied four points (three goals, one assist) and recorded 14 shots on goal in three games this week. Ronning registered two goals, including his 30th goal of the season, on Dec. 16 at Victoria. The Rangers' seventh round pick (201st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has recorded a goal in 19 of the last 25 contests (26 goals, 12 assists over the span). Ronning has registered 32 goals in 35 games with Vancouver in 2017-18, and he has recorded at least one goal in 23 of the 35 contests. Ronning's 32 goals this season are a WHL career-high. He leads the Giants in goals (32), points (47), plus/minus rating (plus-16), and shots on goal (184) this season. In addition, Ronning leads the WHL in shots on goal and ranks third in the league in goals in 2017-18.
 
John Gilmour registered four points (two goals, two assists) in two games with the Wolf Pack during the week. He established a single-game AHL career-high with two goals and tied a single-game AHL career-high with three points (two goals, one assist) on Dec. 15 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Gilmour extended his assist/point streak to three games, and he has registered six points (two goals, four assists) over the span. In addition, he has tallied seven points (two goals, five assists) in the last six games and has registered 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in his last 18 games. Gilmour leads Wolf Pack defensemen in goals (four), assists (11), and points (15) this season.
 
Patrik Virta recorded two points (one goal, one assist) and posted a plus-two rating on Dec. 15 against Ilves. The Rangers' seventh round pick (207th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft extended his point streak to three games (two goals, two assists), and he has registered six points (two goals, four assists) and a plus-six rating in the last six games. Virta has recorded 21 points (six goals, 15 assists) in 31 games with TPS in Liiga this season. He has established a Liiga career-high in assists in 2017-18 (his previous career-high in assists was 13, which he tallied in 49 games last season). Virta ranks third on TPS in assists and is tied for third on the team in points this season.

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