NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: DEC. 11

BY: The New York Rangers

  1. Ty Ronning tallied five points (three goals, two assists), recorded 12 shots on goal, and posted a plus-three rating in three games this week. Ronning tied a single-game WHL career-high with four points (two goals, two assists), recorded six shots on goal, registered the game-tying goal in the third period, and recorded the game-winning goal in overtime to help Vancouver rally from a 3-0 deficit and earn a 4-3 win on Dec. 9 vs. Kootenay. The Rangers’ seventh-round pick (201st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has recorded a goal in 17 of the last 22 contests (23 goals, 11 assists over the span). Ronning has registered 29 goals in 32 games with Vancouver in 2017-18, and he has recorded at least one goal in 21 of the 32 contests. He leads the Giants in goals (29), points (43), plus/minus rating (plus-15), and shots on goal (170) this season. In addition, Ronning leads the WHL in shots on goal and ranks third in the league in goals in 2017-18.
  2. Adam Huska posted a 2-0-0 record, along with a 1.57 GAA and a .947 SV% (54 saves on 57 shots) in two appearances during the week. Huska stopped 26 of 27 shots he faced to earn a win on Dec. 5 vs. UMass, and he made 28 saves to earn a win on Dec. 8 vs. Colgate. The Rangers’ seventh-round pick (184th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has allowed two goals or fewer in six of his last seven appearances, as well as in nine of his last 11 appearances. In addition, Huska has only allowed one goal in six of his last nine appearances. He has posted a 5-2-0 record, along with a 1.61 GAA and a .943 SV% in his last seven appearances, and he has posted a 1.89 GA and a .932 SV% over his last 11 appearances.
  3. Tim Gettinger tallied two goals, including a shorthanded goal, and posted a plus-two rating to help Sault Ste. Marie extends its winning streak to 15 games on Dec. 6 vs. Sarnia. The Rangers’ fifth-round pick (141st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has recorded a point in eight of his last nine games (eight goals, four assists over the span), and he has tallied a goal in seven of the nine contests. Gettinger has recorded 31 points (17 goals, 14 assists) and a plus-15 rating in 29 games with Sault Ste. Marie this season. He is tied for 10th in the OHL in shots on goal this season (120). Gettinger also leads Sault Ste. Marie in shots on goal ranks third in goals, ranks fourth in points, and is tied for fifth in plus/minus rating in 2017-18.

  • Vinni Lettieri registered three points (two goals, one assist), led all skaters with five shots on goal, and posted a plus-two rating in Hartford’s win on Dec. 10 vs. Springfield. He has recorded five points (three goals, two assists) in the last five games. In addition, Lettieri has registered a point in 14 of his last 23 games, tallying 19 points (11 goals, eight assists) over the span. He leads the Wolf Pack in goals (11) and power play goals (six), and ranks second in points (19) in 2017-18. In addition, Lettieri is tied for fourth among AHL rookies in goals and is tied for sixth among AHL rookies in points this season.
  • Tony DeAngelo tallied an assist/point in each of the Wolf Pack’s three games during the week, registering four assists/over the span. Three of DeAngelo’s assists were on the power play, while two of the four assists were primary assists. He is tied for the team lead – and leads Wolf Pack defensemen – in power play assists this season (five), and he also ranks second among Hartford defensemen in assists (seven) in 2017-18. 
  • Peter Holland registered a point in each of Hartford’s three games during the week, tallying four points (two goals, two assists) over the span. He recorded two goals, including his first goal with the Wolf Pack, and tallied a goal in the shootout to help Hartford earn a win on Dec. 9 vs. Rochester. Holland, who was acquired by the Rangers from Montreal on Nov. 30, has registered 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists) in 25 AHL games in 2017-18, and he has recorded five points (two goals, three assists) in five games with the Wolf Pack. 
  • Cole Schneider recorded three points (two goals, one assist) in three games during the week, and he registered two goals on Dec. 8 at Providence. He has registered a point in four of the last five games (two goals, three assists), and he leads the Wolf Pack in assists (14) and points (20) this season. 
  • Chris Nell stopped 28 of 30 shots he faced and two of four shooters in the shootout to earn a win on Dec. 9 vs. Rochester. He has earned a win in two of his last three appearances and has posted a .917 SV% over the span. 
  • John Gilmour registered two assists on Dec. 10 vs. Springfield. He has tallied three assists/points in the last four games and has registered nine points (one goal, eight assists) in his last 16 games. Gilmour leads Wolf Pack defensemen in assists (nine) and points (11) this season. 
  • Steven Fogarty recorded a shorthanded goal while the Wolf Pack were down two men on Dec. 10 vs. Springfield. Fogarty’s goal was the first Hartford has registered while shorthanded this season. The Rangers’ third-round pick (72nd overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft has notched a point in three of his last four games (two goals, one assist). 
  • Vince Pedrie recorded an assist on Dec. 8 at Providence. Pedrie has tallied an assist/point in five of his last eight games (one goal, five assists over the span). He has recorded eight points (two goals, six assists) in 16 AHL games this season and is tied for first among Wolf Pack defensemen in points per game in 2017-18 (0.50).
  • Ryan Gropp notched an assist on Dec. 10 vs. Springfield. The Rangers’ second-round pick (41st overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has tallied four points (three goals, one assist) in the last five games, five points (four goals, one assist) in the last seven games, and six points (four goals, two assists) in the last nine contests.
  • Dawson Leedahl tallied two points (one goal, one assist) in three games during the week. He registered his first career AHL assist/point on Dec. 8 at Providence, and he recorded his first career AHL goal on Dec. 10 vs. Springfield.
  • Marek Mazanec made 17 saves and earned a win in his debut with the Wolf Pack on Dec. 10 vs. Springfield.
  • Ryan Graves registered his first goal of the season on Dec. 8 at Providence. 

  • Lias Andersson tallied an assist and posted a plus-two rating on Dec. 9 against Mora. Andersson has recorded six points (two goals, four assists) over the last five games. The Rangers’ first-round pick (seventh overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft has registered a point in six of the last 10 games, tallying 10 points (five goals, five assists) over the span. Andersson has also tallied 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in his last 14 SHL games with Frolunda, as well as 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in 22 SHL contests with Frolunda this season. Among SHL players younger than 20 years old, Andersson ranks second in goals (seven) and points (14) in 2017-18. Andersson ranks third on Frolunda in goals and ranks fifth on the team in points this season. He was also named to Sweden’s preliminary roster for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship on Dec. 6.
  • Sean Day tallied an assist, recorded four shots on goal, and posted a plus-two rating on Dec. 7 vs. Erie. The Rangers’ third-round pick (81st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has recorded a point in eight of the last 11 games (one goal, nine assists), in 12 of the last 16 games (three goals, 13 assists), and in 16 of the last 21 games (four goals, 16 assists). He is tied for second on Windsor in assists (17) and ranks fifth on the team in points (21) this season. In addition, he leads team defensemen in goals (four) and points in 2017-18. Day also ranks 10th among OHL defensemen (min. 20 games played) in points per game this season (0.84), and he is tied for 13th among OHL defensemen in assists in 2017-18.
  • Dominik Lakatos registered a goal with Liberec in Czech Extraliga on Dec. 10. The Rangers’ sixth-round pick (157th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft has tallied nine points (six goals, three assists) in 27 games with Liberec in Czech Extraliga competition in 2017-18, and he is tied for fourth on the team in goals this season.
  • Tarmo Reunanen tallied an assist while playing in his second game with SaPKo this season on Dec. 8. SaPKo is a team in the Mestis league in Finland. The Rangers’ fourth-round pick (98th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft registered nine assists in 42 games with TUTO in Mestis during the 2016-17 season, and he has tallied two assists/points in two games with SaPKo in 2017-18.
  • Igor Shesterkin was selected to play in the KHL All-Star Game for the second consecutive season. The Rangers’ fourth-round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft has posted a 19-0-1 record, along with a 1.57 GAA, a .941 SV%, and 4 SO in 20 KHL appearances this season. Over the last two seasons with SKA, Shesterkin has posted a 50-4-2 record, along with a 1.62 GAA, a .938 SV%, and 12 SO in 59 appearances. He ranks third in the KHL in GAA and SV%, and is tied for seventh in in the league in shutouts this season. Shesterkin will represent Russia at the Channel One Cup, a six-nation tournament (Russia, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, South Korea, and Sweden) which takes place from Dec. 13 to Dec. 17.
  • Patrik Virta recorded two points (one goal, one assist) and posted a plus-two rating in three games during the week. The Rangers’ seventh-round pick (207th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft has registered four points (one goal, three assists) and a plus-four rating in the last five games. Virta has recorded 19 points (five goals, 14 assists) in 30 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 fifth on the team in points this season.

“He’s a goal scorer. He makes stuff happen. It’s nice to have him on our side.” – Wolf Pack forward Steven Fogarty on teammate Vinni Lettieri 

“He plays in all situations. He’s playing some solid hockey.”Wolf Pack Head Coach Keith McCambridge on Vinni Lettieri

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