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New York Rangers: Wolf Pack and Prospect Report

Drew Williams

Notable Prospect Notes

Pavel Buchnevich

  • Buchnevich has been excellent with Severstal of the KHL, playing on the top line as one of the leading scorers. Buchnevich has six goals and 10 assists in 23 games.
  • Russia's Pavel Buchnevich celebrates after scoring the 3 - 5 in the empty goal after the team of the US took out their goalie in the final minute of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships quarter final match between USA and Russia in Malmo, Sweden on January 2, 2014. AFP PHOTO / TT NEWS AGENCY / ANDREAS HILLERGREN / ** SWEDEN OUT ** (Photo credit should read ANDREAS HILLERGREN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Photo courtesy of Andreas Hillergen/AFP/Getty Images.

Brian Gibbons:

  • Leading in points for the Wolf Pack with eight points in ten games played (3G, 5A)
  • Signed in free agency; Played for the Penguins and Columbus
  • Likely to be called up if a third-line player is injured

Brady Skjei

  • Highly touted 1st rounder taken by the Ranger 28th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft
  • Has played in all ten AHL games so far
  • Statline: 0G, 3A, 3P; +1 with 0 PIM

Adam Tambellini

  • Tambellini is off to a pretty good start in his first AHL season. He’s one of the better prospects in the organization, and a center. Through 11 games, he has six points (4-2-6).

Magnus Hellberg

  • Hellberg is off to an excellent start to the AHL season, taking over the starting role for the time being. Gorton acquired him from Nashville for a sixth round draft pick. He has posted a 5-2-0 record with 2.11 GAA and a .930% SV. Also has one shutout.

MacKenzie Skapski

  • 21 year old Rangers goalie prospect has not played a game yet for the Wolf Pack this season. Skapski was assigned to the Rangers ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. This is likely for rehabbing from hip surgery.
  • He made one appearance for Greenville last year, stopping 29 shots in a 3-0 shutout.

Igor Shesterkin

  • Shesterkin is shaping up to be a potential goalie of the future down the road. The 19 year old is dominating Russia’s VHL, with a record of 10-2-3 in 15 games. He has a GAA of 1.18 and a save percentage of .953%.

Other important notes:

  • Free agent signing Raphael Diaz has only played in five games for Hartford this season, but has posted two points.
  • Right winger Marek Hrivik has played in every game so far and has put up six points (1G, 5A).
  • Only pointless player so far is defenseman Chris Summers, who was acquired from Arizona in the trade for Keith Yandle. Summers has played in every game for Hartford.
  • Matt Lindblad is the only skater to not play in a game yet.
  • Defenseman Petr Zamorsky has the lowest plus-minus rating so far, with a -5.
  • 2015 second round pick Ryan Gropp has posted nine points (5-4-9) in 11 games with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL.
  • Keegan Iverson has a statline of 3-6-9 through 14 games with the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL.
  • Brad Morrison, a 2015 fourth round pick, has 5 goals and 4 assists in 14 games with the Prince George Cougars of the WHL.
  • Stevan Fogarty has eight points (4-4-8) in six games with Notre Dame.
  • Robin Kovacs is tearing up the Swedish league, tallying 7 goals and 5 assists in 17 games.
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