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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

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2015 NHL Draft: New York Rangers Draft Recap

Bobby Bevilacqua

2015 NHL Draft logo

Photo courtesy of the Florida Panthers.

The Rangers were without a first round draft pick again this season, unable to get one in return for Cam Talbot, but they still managed to stockpile seven young prospects in the deep 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

The second draft day was hectic for Glen Sather and his management group, trading away Carl Hagelin and some draft picks to the Anaheim Ducks for Emerson Etem and to move up to the 41st pick in the second round. Cam Talbot was dealt shortly after that to the Edmonton Oilers for a three picks, which Sather eventually turned into four with a trade with the Washington Capitals.

After the day was done, Assistant GM Jeff Gorton said that the Rangers were motivated by their lack of draft picks, and that combined with the salary cap was the main reason for the trades. After dealing away so many first round picks in recent years, Sather needed to recuperate his losses and garner as many prospects as possible. Read the rest of this entry