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Prospect Report: 10.22.18

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Three Stars of the Week

Tyler Wall posted a 1-1-0 record, along with a 1.00 GAA, a .971 SV% (66 saves on 68 shots), and 1 SO in two appearances during the week. The Rangers' sixth round pick (174th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft stopped all 36 shots he faced to earn a win and a shutout, and was selected as the game's First Star on Oct. 19 at Miami (Ohio) University. In addition, Wall stopped 30 of 32 shots he faced and was selected as the game's Third Star on Oct. 20 at Miami (Ohio) University. In three appearances this season, Wall has posted a 2-1-0 record, along with a 1.00 GAA, a .968 SV% (91 saves on 94 shots), and 1 SO; he has allowed two goals or fewer in each of his three appearances, and he has also been selected as one of the game's Three Stars in each appearance.

Riley Hughes recorded four points (one goal, three assists) in three games during the week, and he registered three points (one goal, two assists) on Oct. 20 vs. Powell River. The Rangers' seventh round pick (216th overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has recorded 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) in 17 games with the Victoria Grizzlies of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) this season, and he has also registered a point in nine of the last 11 games (four goals, 10 assists in the 11 contests). Hughes ranks third on Victoria in assists and points, and he is also tied for fourth on the team in goals in 2018-19. In addition, he is tied for third among BCHL rookies in assists, ranks fourth among BCHL rookies in points, and is tied for seventh among BCHL rookies in goals this season.

K'Andre Miller registered three points (one goal, two assists), including two power play points (one power play goal, one power play assist), recorded five shots on goal, and posted a plus-three rating on Oct. 20 at St. Lawrence University. The Rangers' first round pick (22nd overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has registered five points (two goals, three assists), a plus-six rating, and 15 shots on goal through his first four career collegiate games with the University of Wisconsin, and he has also recorded a point in three of those first four contests.

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Prospect Report: 10.15.18

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Three Stars of the Week

Lias Andersson registered a point in all three of the Wolf Pack's games during the week, tallying four points (two goals, two assists) in the three contests. The Rangers' first round pick (seventh overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft recorded a "Gordie Howe Hat Trick" while celebrating his 20th birthday on Oct. 13 at Providence, as he registered one goal, one assist, and a fighting major.

By tallying a point in all three games during the week, Andersson extended his point streak to four games (two goals, four assists in the four contests), and he has registered a point in four of Hartford's first five games this season. Andersson ranks among the AHL leaders in several categories thus far in 2018-19: he is tied for eighth in points (six), is tied for 11th in assists (four), ranks 10th in penalty minutes (13), and he is also tied for the AHL lead in shorthanded goals (one). In addition, he leads the Wolf Pack in assists, points, penalty minutes, and shots on goal (12) this season.

K'Andre Miller registered two points (one goal, one assist), recorded seven shots on goal, and posted a plus-four rating in his first two career collegiate games with the University of Wisconsin during the week. The Rangers' first round pick (22nd overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft tallied his first career collegiate goal/point, which was also his first career collegiate game-winning goal, and posted a plus-three rating while making his collegiate debut in Wisconsin's 3-0 win against Boston College on Oct. 12. In addition, Miller notched his first career collegiate assist, tied for the team-high with five shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating on Oct. 13 vs. Boston College.

Miller is tied for first among NCAA freshmen defensemen in game-winning goals (one), is tied for second among NCAA freshmen defensemen in goals, and is tied for third among NCAA freshmen defensemen in points, shots on goal, and plus/minus rating this season.

Igor Shesterkin earned a win and a shutout in his only appearance of the week with SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), as he stopped all 32 shots he faced in SKA's 2-0 win against Severstal on Oct. 12. The Rangers' fourth round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft posted a shutout for the fourth time in his last five appearances, and he has only allowed one goal over the span; he has registered a 5-0-0 record, along with a 0.20 GAA, a .992 SV% (123 saves on 124 shots), and four shutouts in those five appearances.

Shesterkin has posted a 7-0-0 record, along with a 0.71 GAA, a .972 SV% (173 saves on 178 shots), and four shutouts in seven KHL appearances in 2018-19. He leads the KHL in GAA and SV%, and he is tied for first in the KHL in shutouts thus far this season. In 74 KHL regular season appearances since the start of the 2016-17 season, Shesterkin has posted a 62-6-3 record, along with a 1.57 GAA, a .939 SV%, and 19 shutouts. In addition, Shesterkin has earned 20 shutouts in 93 career appearances (regular season and playoffs combined) with SKA St. Petersburg; he recorded his 20th career shutout with SKA St. Petersburg faster (in fewer games) than any other goaltender in KHL history; the previous record was held by Ilya Sorokin, who earned his 20th shutout with CSKA in his 106th career appearance with the team.

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Prospect Report: 10.8.18

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

Three Stars of the Week

Igor Shesterkin posted a 2-0-0 record, along with a 0.50 GAA, a .978 SV% (44 saves on 45 shots) and one shutout in two appearances with SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) during the week. The Rangers' fourth round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft stopped all 28 shots he faced to earn a win and a shutout on Oct. 2 against Spartak; Shesterkin earned his third consecutive shutout in the contest to extend his shutout streak to 191:11.

Shesterkin has posted a 6-0-0 record, along with a 0.83 GAA, a .966 SV% (141 saves on 146 shots), and three shutouts in six KHL appearances in 2018-19. He leads the KHL in GAA and SV%, and he is tied for first in the KHL in shutouts thus far this season. Shesterkin has allowed only one goal over his last four appearances (4-0-0 record, 0.25 GAA, .989 SV%, 3 SO in the four appearances). In 73 KHL regular season appearances since the start of the 2016-17 season, Shesterkin has posted a 61-6-3 record, along with a 1.59 GAA, a .938 SV%, and 18 shutouts.

Vitali Kravtsov registered two points (one goal, one assist), including the game-winning goal, tied for the game-high with four shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating in 16:08 of ice time on Oct. 7 against Admiral. The Rangers' first round pick (ninth overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has tallied six points (three goals, three assists) in the last 10 games with Traktor in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Through 14 KHL games in 2018-19, Kravtsov ranks second on Traktor in shots on goal (32), ranks third on the team in goals (three), and is tied for fifth on the team in assists (three) and points (six) this season. In addition, Kravtsov has drawn seven penalties through the first 14 games of the season in 2018-19, and he leads Traktor in penalties drawn thus far this season.

Joey Keane tallied a point in all three games he played during the week (one goal, two assists), and he registered the game-winning goal on Oct. 7 at Kingston. The Rangers' third round pick (88th overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has recorded eight points (two goals, six assists) and has posted a plus-nine rating in seven games with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) thus far this season. Keane is tied for the OHL lead - and leads OHL defensemen - in plus/minus rating in 2018-19, and he ranks third in the OHL in penalty minutes this season (17). In addition, he is tied for first among OHL defensemen in assists and points thus far this season.

Last season, Keane was named to the OHL's Third All-Star Team. He registered 44 points (12 goals, 32 assists) and posted a plus-45 rating in 62 games with Barrie last season, and he ranked third in the OHL (and led OHL defensemen) in plus/minus rating in 2017-18.

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Rangers Rebound With Win Over Wild at Traverse City

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

TRAVERSE CITY, MI - The Rangers rebounded from Friday night's disappointing loss with a 4-2 victory Saturday over Minnesota at the 2018 Traverse City Prospect tournament.

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Training Camp Already Underway for Hopefuls Meskanen, Lindqvist

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

The spotlight has shined brightly on the Rangers' draft picks and players acquired at this year's trade deadline, and rightfully so, headed into and through one game at the 2018 Traverse City Prospect tournament.

The Blueshirts added two first round picks in Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil in the 2017 draft, and both found themselves on Broadway to close out last season. In February, New York added former first round pick Brett Howden and defensemen Libor Hajek and Ryan Lindgren, both second-round choices in 2016, giving the organization depth throughout its system.

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Rangers Drop Traverse-Opener to Stars

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

TRAVERSE CITY - The Rangers' Traverse City squad was unable to protect a two-goal lead in the third period, as they surrendered the opening game of this four-game prospect tournament to the Dallas Stars, 7-5, on Friday night.

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Rangers 2018 Traverse City Prospect Tournament Preview

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

The annual Traverse City Prospects Tournament is a chance for management to see where the youngest members of the Rangers' organization stack up against other NHL clubs in a high-intensity setting.

But this season feels different following a string of moves that began at the 2017 NHL Draft, through the trade deadline in February and culminated at the 2018 Draft this past June.

The 2018 Traverse City Rangers will have nine players drafted by the Blueshirts, including 2017 draft choices Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil, plus an additional six players either acquired in trades or signed as free agents, including Brett Howden, Libor Hajek and Ryan Lindgren, all of whom were acquired at the 2018 deadline.

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Rangers Announce 2018 Traverse City Tournament Roster

Annual tournament begins Sept. 7 in Michigan

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / New York Rangers

The New York Rangers have announced their roster for the 2018 Traverse City Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan. The Blueshirts are making their 12th consecutive appearance in the eight-team tournament, which is set to begin on Friday, September 7.   

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Prospect Update: Kravtsov Named Best Forward at Four Nations

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Forward Vitali Kravtsov was named the Best Forward at the 2018 U20 Four Nations Tournament after posting a goal and three assists in three contests for Russia, who went 2-1 at the event that was held in Sweden this past weekend.

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Prospect Update: Kravtsov Dominant in Opener of Four Nations

by Matt Calamia @MattCalamia / NYRangers.com

Rangers 2018 first round pick Vitali Kravtsov got off to a strong start at the 2018 U20 Four Nations Tournament with a goal, power play assist and shootout goal to help Russia edge the host country Sweden, 4-3, in the tournament-opening contests on Friday.

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