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  1. K’Andre Miller registered two assists, including a power play assist, and posted a plus-three rating in the University of Wisconsin’s 6-2 win on Oct. 27 against Michigan Tech. The Rangers’ first round pick (22nd overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has registered seven points (two goals, five assists), a plus-nine rating, and 19 shots on goal through his first six career collegiate games, and he has also recorded a point in four of those six contests. In addition, Miller has tallied five points (one goal, four assists) and has posted a plus-six rating in the last three games. Thus far this season, Miller is tied for first among all players in the NCAA in plus/minus rating. In addition, among freshman defensemen in the NCAA, Miller ranks first in points, is tied for first in assists, and is tied for second in goals and shots on goal thus far in 2018-19.

 

  1. Nils Lundkvist tallied a point in both of Lulea’s games during the week (one goal, one assist), and he registered his first Swedish Hockey League (SHL) goal of the season on Oct. 25 against Vaxjo. The Rangers’ first round pick (28th overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has recorded four points (one goal, three assists) in 13 SHL games with Lulea thus far this season; he notched five points (two goals, three assists) in 28 SHL games with Lulea last season. Of the 18 defensemen younger than 20 years old who have skated in at least one SHL game this season, the 18-year-old Lundkvist is one of only two who have recorded at least one goal and is one of only three who have tallied at least one point. Lundkvist leads all SHL defensemen younger than 20 years old in assists and points thus far in 2018-19.

 

  1. Adam Huska posted a 1-0-1 record, along with a 1.92 GAA and a .932 SV% (55 saves on 59 shots) in two appearances with UConn during the week. The Rangers’ seventh round pick (184th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft stopped 24 of 26 shots he faced and earned a win on Oct. 26 against the University of Maine, and he stopped 31 of 33 shots he faced in UConn’s tie against Maine on Oct. 27. Huska has allowed two goals in three of his five appearances thus far this season, and he has also made 30 or more saves in three of his five appearances in 2018-19.

 

  • Lias Andersson tallied an assist on Oct. 27 vs. Bridgeport. The Rangers’ first round pick (seventh overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft has recorded nine points (three goals, six assists) in 11 games with the Wolf Pack this season, and he has tallied at least one point in seven of the 11 contests. Andersson is tied for the team lead in points, is tied for second in assists, is tied for third in goals, and ranks fourth in shots on goal (23) this season. Among all AHL players younger than 21 years old, the 20-year-old Andersson is tied for second in assists and is tied for third in points this season. He has registered 23 points (eight goals, 15 assists) in 36 career AHL games (0.64 points per game).

 

  • Brandon Crawley posted back-to-back multi-point games on Oct. 27 vs. Bridgeport and Oct. 28 at Springfield (one goal, three assists over the two games). The Rangers’ fourth round pick (123rd overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft tallied two assists and posted a plus-one rating on Oct. 27, and he registered a “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” (one goal, one assist, and one fighting major) and posted a plus-one rating on Oct. 28. Crawley has tallied four points (one goal, three assists) in six games with the Wolf Pack this season.

 

  • Gabriel Fontaine recorded an assist/point in all of Hartford’s three games during the week, and he registered four assists/points and a plus-three rating over the three games. The Rangers’ sixth round pick (171st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has recorded five assists and a plus-six rating in 11 games with the Wolf Pack this season. Fontaine is tied for the team lead in plus/minus rating and is tied for fourth on Hartford in assists in 2018-19.

 

  • Steven Fogarty recorded a point in all of the Wolf Pack’s three games during the week (two goals, one assist). The Rangers’ third round pick (72nd overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft has registered nine points (five goals, four assists) in 11 games with Hartford this season. Fogarty leads Hartford in goals and is tied for the team lead in points thus far in 2018-19.

 

  • Tim Gettinger registered a point in two of Hartford’s three games during the week (one goal, one assist). The Rangers’ fifth round pick (141st overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has tallied six points (four goals, two assists) in 11 games with the Wolf Pack this season. Gettinger is tied for fifth among AHL rookies in goals this season.

 

  • Cole Schneider registered an assist/point in two of Hartford’s three games during the week (two assists). He has tallied a point in four of the last five games (two goals, two assists) and has recorded eight points (three goals, five assists) in 11 games this season.

 

  • Peter Holland recorded an assist on Oct. 24 vs. Lehigh Valley. He has registered eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 11 games with the Wolf Pack this season, including six assists/points in the last eight games, and he leads the Wolf Pack in assists in 2018-19.

 

  • Libor Hajek recorded an assist and registered four shots on goal on Oct. 24 vs. Lehigh Valley. The 20-year-old leads Wolf Pack defensemen in plus/minus rating this season (plus-three).

 

  • Ryan Lindgren registered an assist, two shots on goal, and four penalty minutes on Oct. 27 vs. Bridgeport. The 20-year-old ranks third on Hartford in penalty minutes this season (14).

 

  • Ville Meskanen recorded a goal and posted a plus-two rating on Oct. 27 vs. Bridgeport, and he has registered five points (two goals, three assists) in 11 games with Hartford this season.

 

  • Michael Lindqvist tallied a goal on Oct. 27 vs. Bridgeport, and he has registered five points (three goals, two assists) in 11 games with Hartford this season.

 

  • John Gilmour tallied an assist on Oct. 24 vs. Lehigh Valley, and he has registered five points (two goals, three assists) in 11 games with Hartford this season.
  • Vitali Kravtsov registered an assist and posted a plus-one rating on Oct. 27 against Neftekhimik. The Rangers’ first round pick (ninth overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has recorded eight points (three goals, five assists) in 22 games with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) this season; he is tied for third on Traktor in goals, assists, and points, and ranks second on the team in shots on goal (48) in 2018-19. Kravtsov notched his eighth point of the 2018-19 regular season in his 22nd game of the season, eclipsing his regular season point total from last season in 13 fewer contests. Among KHL players younger than 20 years old, the 18-year-old Kravtsov (who turns 19 years old on Dec. 23) ranks first in the league in points and is tied for first in the league in assists this season.

 

  • Igor Shesterkin stopped 21 of 22 shots he faced and earned a win on Oct. 26 against Dinamo Riga. The Rangers’ fourth round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft has posted a 9-1-0 record, along with a 0.99 GAA, a .957 SV% (224 saves on 234 shots), and four shutouts in 10 KHL appearances in 2018-19. He ranks second in the KHL in GAA and SV%, and he is tied for second in the KHL in shutouts this season. In 77 KHL regular season appearances since the start of the 2016-17 season, Shesterkin has posted a 64-7-3 record, along with a 1.57 GAA, a .938 SV%, and 19 shutouts.

 

  • Riley Hughes recorded an assist/point in two of three games during the week (two assists). The Rangers’ seventh round pick (216th overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has recorded 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) in 20 games with the Victoria Grizzlies of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) this season, and he has also registered 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in the last 14 games. Hughes ranks fourth on Victoria in assists and points, and he ranks sixth on the team in goals in 2018-19. In addition, he is tied for third among BCHL rookies in assists, ranks fourth among BCHL rookies in points, and is tied for 10th among BCHL rookies in goals this season.

 

  • Joey Keane registered an assist and recorded four shots on goal on Oct. 27 vs. Windsor. The Rangers’ third round pick (88th overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has tallied 10 points (three goals, seven assists) and has posted a plus-seven rating in 13 OHL games with Barrie this season.

 

  • Nico Gross tallied an assist on the game-winning goal and posted a plus-one rating on Oct. 26 at Hamilton. The Rangers’ fourth round pick (101st overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has notched four points (one goal, three assists) and has posted a plus-seven rating in 14 games with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) this season, and he has registered three points (one goal, two assists) over the last seven games. Gross is tied for fourth on Oshawa in plus/minus rating in 2018-19.

 

  • Morgan Barron tallied an assist and registered 13 shots on goal over his first two regular season games with Cornell in 2018-19 during the past week. The Rangers’ sixth round pick (174th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft led all skaters with nine shots on goal in Cornell’s first regular season game in 2018-19 on Oct. 26 vs. Michigan State, and he notched an assist and recorded four shots on goal on Oct. 27 vs. Michigan State. Barron registered 18 points (five goals, 13 assists) and a plus-10 rating during his freshman year at Cornell in 2017-18, and he received the Greg Ratushny Award as Cornell’s most promising rookie player, as selected by his teammates.

 

  • Dominik Lakatos recorded an assist on Oct. 28 against HC Plzen, and he has tallied an assist/point in three of the last four games (three assists). The Rangers’ sixth round pick (157th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft has registered four assists/points with Liberec in Czech Extraliga this season. Last season, Lakatos led all players 20 years old or younger in Czech Extraliga in goals (10) and points (21), and tied for first among all players 20 years old or younger in assists (11).

 

  • Lauri Pajuniemi registered his first goal in Liiga this season and posted a plus-one rating on Oct. 25 against Ilves. The Rangers’ fifth round pick (132nd overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has recorded two points (one goal, one assist) with TPS in Liiga in 2018-19.

 

“He has an internal fire, the engine that burns really bright, and it shows whether you meet him or you watch him on the ice.” – Rangers Director of European Scouting Nickolai Bobrov on Nils Lundkvist

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