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Rangers Radar: Barron off to a big start with the Big Red

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Morgan Barron is piling up points for Cornell

NCAA HOCKEY: MAR 30 Div I Championship East Regional - Cornell v Northeastern Photo by M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s time for another installment of Blueshirt Banter’s Rangers Radar, where we focus the spotlight on trends in performance, production, and collect notes on players in the New York Rangers organization.


New York Rangers

  • Kaapo Kakko had his first two-goal game — his second goal being his first career OT-winner — against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Nov. 12. Kakko now has five goals in his last seven games. He’s also second in goals scored (6) among rookies, and is just behind Buffalo’s Victor Olofsson (7).
  • Center Ryan Strome has had five multi-point games for the Rangers since Oct. 24. Strome has failed to pick up a point just twice in his last 11 games and currently has a 20.8 shooting percentage. He’s tied for third on the team in 5-on-5 scoring (8 points), where his most frequent linemate has been Artemiy Panarin (113:43).
  • Czech center Filip Chytil has points in his last three games, and now has five points in seven games since being called up from the Hartford Wolf Pack. Chytil’s 54.33 xGF% at 5-on-5 leads the team; his +13.08 Rel xGF% is second on the team behind Jesper Fast.
  • Rookie defenseman Adam Fox is currently third among NHL rookie D-men in scoring with eight points in 16 games. Fox is on a five-game scoring streak and has points in seven of his last nine games.
  • Rookie defenseman Ryan Lindgren scored his first career NHL goal against the Florida Panthers on Nov. 10. In that same game, Lindgren had a rib pop out after being crushed by former Ranger Brian Boyle. He now has two points in six games with the Rangers this season after starting the season with two points in nine games with the Wolf Pack in the AHL.

Hartford Wolf Pack

  • Defenseman Joey’s Keane (88th overall, 2018 Draft) saw his point-scoring streak ended at four games after he was kept out of the scoresheet on Nov. 10. Keane has 10 points in his first 14 games in the AHL. Keane leads all AHL defensemen in goals (6) and has a 25.0 shooting percentage.
  • After picking up just two points in his first seven games of the season, Steven Fogarty (72nd overall, 2011 Draft) has eight points in his last seven games — including a recent stretch where he had three consecutive two-point games.
  • After failing to score through the first seven games of the 2019-20 season, big forward Tim Gettinger (141st overall, 2016 Draft) has four goals in his last eight games and is currently tied for second in goals on Hartford with Vinni Lettieri. Gettinger had 14 goals in 64 games with the Wolf Pack last season.
  • Goaltender Igor Shesterkin (118th overall, 2014 Draft) has allowed just one goal in his last two starts and now has a .939 SV% in 546 minutes of AHL hockey. He has been in net for just one regulation loss for the Wolf Pack and has allowed more than two goals in three of his nine appearances.

Other Rangers Prospects

  • Forward prospect Morgan Barron (174th overall, 2017 Draft), had a hat trick and an assist in Cornell’s 6-2 victory over Yale on Nov. 9. Barron has started the 2019-20 season with four consecutive multi-point games and is already up to 10 points and is averaging 5.0 SOG/GP.
  • After starting the season with Frölunda HC J20 in SuperElit, center Karl Henriksson (58th overall, 2019 Draft) has played four games in Allsvenskan with Södertälje SK. Recently, Henriksson picked up two points in three games representing Sweden at the Four Nations Tournament. Henriksson had 23 points in 17 games in Sweden’s SuperElit before being loaned to Södertälje.
  • Goaltender Tyler Wall (174th overall, 2016 Draft) leads Hockey East with a .949 SV%. That save percentage is also good for second in the nation among goalies who have played in at least three games.
  • Towering forward prospect Adam Edström (161st overall, 2019 Draft) is averaging 10;28 TOI/GP for Rögle BK and ranks third on the team in hits (26). He has two points in 17 games in his first season of SHL hockey.
  • Defenseman Zac Jones (68th overall, 2019 Draft) picked up an assist in UMass’ 3-1 loss to New Hampshire on Nov. 10. Jones now has nine points in his first eight games of NCAA D-I college hockey. He’s second on UMass in points, behind 21-year-old forward Mitchell Chaffee (undrafted).

Stats cited are prior to play on November 13, 2019.

All data courtesy of naturalstattrick.com, hockeyeastonline.com, shl.se, EliteProspects.com, ontariohockeyleague.com, en.khl.ru, and theahl.com.