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Weekly Prospect Update - Nov. 30

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Marc Staal (Sudbury)--Even though the Wolves split their games this weekend, Staal showed why the New York Rangers traded up to take him 12th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. The Sudbury captain tallied two assists in their victory over Ryan Callahan and the Guelph Storm on Saturday and added another assist on the Wolves' lone goal in their loss to the Barrie Colts. Staal now has tallied an assist in his last three games (four total) and ranks sixth among all defenseman with 27 points.

Brandon Dubinsky (Portland) -- After an impressive weekend, notching four goals and three assists in three games, Dubinsky was named Greyhound Player of the Week. He now has eleven multi-point games including three two-point games, seven three-point games and one four-point game. He currently leads the team in scoring with 36 points and 22 assists. He is tied for the lead in goals with 14. His 36 points also rank him fifth in scoring in the WHL. He is currently on a four-game point-streak from Nov. 20-Nov. 26 with four goals and five assists.

Ryan Russell (Kootenay) -- Russell is continuing to come through for the Ice. He has 16 goals and 21 assists for 37 points. He ranks first on the team in both scoring and assists and is tied for first in goals. He also ranks forth in the WHL in scoring with 37 points, fifth in assists with 21 and first in game-winning goals with six. He has registered at least one point in 24 of 31 games including ten multi-point games, seven two-point games and three three-point games. Leading the BC Division and the entire Western Hockey League with an overall record of 21-9-0-1, Kootenay is 20-4 when Russell registers at least one point.

Joey Crabb (Colorado College) Crabb is on fire right now. He has registered a point in each of his last four games, tallying two goals and four assists in that span. In a two-game road trip this past weekend, Crabb started off the trip on the right foot with a goal and an assist in a 4-3 loss at the University of Massachusetts. He then tallied an assist in the Tigers' 6-5 victory at Boston University. In 16 games with Colorado College this season, Crabb has scored four goals and six assists for 10 points, along with 18 penalty minutes.

Jan Marek (Sparta Praha) -- Marek continues to be a streaky scorer. He started the season off by scoring in his first five games, tallying four goals and seven assists during that time. He currently has multi-point games in four of his last five contests and has scored three goals and five assists over that period. He had two assists on Nov. 29 in 4-3 loss to Rabat Kladno, Jaromir Jagr's former team. Sparta is 10-5-0 when Marek has registered a point this season. In 27 games this season, Marek has scored 10 goals and 19 assists for 29 points, along with 32 penalty minutes.

Kim Hirschovits (HIFK Helsinki) -- Hirschovits registered another multi-point game. Nearly two weeks after tallying his first hat trick of the season, Kim had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 victory over SaiPa on Nov. 29. He assisted on the game-winning goal and then scored the fourth goal to put the game out of reach. In 25 games this season, Hirschovits has scored six goals and 10 assists for 16 points, along with 45 penalty minutes.
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