NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: OCT. 16
BY: The New York Rangers
- Filip Chytil, C, Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) – Chytil registered three points (one goal, two assists), including his first career AHL goal/assist/point, tallied the game-winning goal, and posted a plus-three rating on Oct. 14 at Springfield. The Rangers’ first-round pick (21st overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft also posted a plus-one rating while making his AHL debut on Oct. 13 vs. Toronto. Chytil became the youngest player to appear in an AHL game since Mario Tremblay in 1974. He leads the Wolf Pack in plus/minus rating (plus-four), is tied for second in assists (two), and is tied for third in points (three) thus far in 2017-18, and he also leads the team in points per game (1.50) thus far this season.
- Lias Andersson, C, Frolunda Indians (SHL) – Andersson registered two points (one goal, one assist), including the game-winning goal in the third period, won seven of 12 faceoffs (58.3%), recorded three shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating while helping Frolunda earn a 3-1 win in a Champions Hockey League (CHL) game against Rapaces de Gap on Oct. 10. The Rangers’ first-round pick (seventh overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft has tallied four points (two goals, two assists) and a plus-two rating in five CHL games with Frolunda this season, and he has posted a multi-point game in each of his last two CHL contests.
- Igor Shesterkin, G, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) – Shesterkin posted a 1-0-1 record, along with a 1.48 GAA, a .941 SV% (48 saves on 51 shots), and 1 SO in two appearances during the week. Shesterkin stopped all 21 shots he faced to earn his fourth shutout of the season on Oct. 9 against Spartak Moscow. He has posted a 14-0-1 record, along with a 1.21 GAA, a .954 SV%, and 4 SO in 15 appearances this season. Shesterkin has allowed one goal or fewer in 11 of his 15 appearances in 2017-18. The Rangers’ fourth-round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft has registered a 45-4-2 record, along with a 1.52 GAA, a.942 SV%, & 12 SO in 54 appearances since the start of last season. Shesterkin ranks second in the KHL in wins (14), GAA (1.21), SV% (.954), and shutouts (four) thus far in 2017-18.