Rangers Prospect Report

  1. Adam Tambellini, C, Calgary Hitmen (WHL) – Tambellini tallied seven points (four goals, three assists) in two games over the past week. He tied a single-game WHL career-high with four points (two goals, two assists) and posted a plus-three rating on Jan. 30 vs. Prince Albert and recorded three points (two goals, one assist) along with a plus-two rating on Jan. 31 vs. Edmonton. Tambellini extended his point streak to a WHL career-high seven games, and he has also tallied a goal in a WHL career-high six straight contests (11 goals, four assists over the last seven games).


The Rangers’ third round pick (65th overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft finished January with 24 points (15 goals, nine assists) in 14 games, and he registered all 24 points over the final 12 games of the month. Tambellini ranks second in the WHL in plus/minus rating (plus-37), ranks third in the WHL in goals (37), is tied for seventh in game-winning goals (five), and is tied for eighth in points (63) this season. He is the only player in any of the three Canadian Major Junior Leagues (OHL, QMJHL, and WHL) who has tallied at least 37 goals and has posted a plus/minus rating of plus-37 or better this season.


Tambellini has registered a point in 35 of 50 games this season and has tallied a goal in 28 of those contests. Tambellini has recorded a point in 56 of 81 career WHL regular season games, tallying 102 points (54 goals, 48 assists) in his WHL career.


2014-15 WHL TOTALS: 50 GP, 37-26-63, +37 RATING, 18 PIM


  1. Anthony Duclair, LW, Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) – Duclair registered five points (three goals, two assists) in two games with Quebec over the past week. He tallied a goal and recorded six shots on goal on Jan. 27 at Drummondville, and he registered four points (two goals, two assists) in the Remparts’ 9-4 victory over Victoriaville on Jan. 31.


The 19-year-old has notched a point in seven of nine games since he made his QMJHL season debut with the Remparts on Jan. 9. Duclair has recorded seven points (three goals, four assists) over his last four contests.


2014-15 QMJHL TOTALS: 9 GP, 4-7-11, E RATING, 8 PIM


  1. Pavel Buchnevich, LW, Severstal Cherepovets (KHL) – Buchnevich registered three points (one goal, two assists) in three games over the past week. He recorded two points (one goal, one assist), including a penalty shot goal, to help Severstal defeat Salavat Yulaev, 5-4, on Jan. 30.


With 26 points this season, Buchnevich now ranks third in KHL history in points during one season by a player who is younger than 20 years old. He is tied for second on Severstal in even strength goals (11) and game-winning goals (two), ranks third on the team in points (26), is tied for third in goals (11) and shots on goal (88), and is tied for sixth in plus/minus rating (plus-seven) this season.


Click here to see Buchnevich’s penalty shot goal on Jan. 30





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2014-15 KHL TOTALS: 40 GP, 11-15-26, +7 RATING, 12 PIM


Notes from the Wolf Pack’s two contests over the past week:


  • Oscar Lindberg notched an assist in each of the Wolf Pack’s two games (three assists over the span). Lindberg has registered six points (two goals, four assists) in his last four games, and he recorded 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 12 games in January. He leads Hartford in shots on goal (132) and ranks second on the team in goals (13), assists (18), points (31), and power play goals (five) in 2014-15.


  • Danny Kristo registered the game-winning goal in each of Hartford’s two contests over the past week. He tallied four points (three goals, one assist) in the two games and extended his point streak to three games (three goals, two assists over the span). Kristo ranks third on the Wolf Pack in goals (12) and points (25) this season.


  • Marek Hrivik recorded four points (two goals, two assists) in the two contests over the past week, notching one goal and one assist in each game. Hrivik extended his goal streak to an AHL career-high three games (three goals, two assists). Hrivik has registered a point in 10 of the last 13 games, tallying 12 points (five goals, seven assists) over the span. He is tied for fourth on the Wolf Pack in points (20) this season.


  • Daniel Walcott, D, Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (QMJHL) – Walcott established a single-game QMJHL career-high with two goals and tied a single-game QMJHL career-high with three points on Jan. 30 at Sherbrooke. Walcott has recorded nine points (three goals, six assists) in his last seven contests, posting three multi-point games over the span. The Armada captain ranks third on the team in assists (25) and ranks fourth in points (31) and plus/minus rating (plus-19).


  • Brandon Halverson, G, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) – Halverson made 26 saves through regulation and overtime and stopped four of five players he faced in the shootout to help the Greyhounds beat North Bay, 4-3, on Jan. 30. The 18-year-old extended his winning streak to a career-high nine games (2.98 GAA, .902 SV%, 1 SO over the span), and he has posted an 18-0-2 record in his last 21 appearances (2.60 GAA, .914 SV%, 1 SO in his last 21 appearances).


  • Brady Skjei, D, University of Minnesota (NCAA) – Skjei tied single-game collegiate career-highs with two assists/points in Minnesota’s 7-5 victory over the University of Wisconsin on Jan. 30. He has recorded four assists/points in his last five games.


  • Steven Fogarty, C, University of Notre Dame (NCAA) – Fogarty registered three points (two goals, one assist) in two games against the University of New Hampshire over the past weekend, including two goals in Notre Dame’s 5-3 victory on Jan. 31. Fogarty has recorded seven points (two goals, five assists) in his last six games. The Notre Dame captain has established collegiate career-highs in goals (six), assists (10), and points (16) in 28 games during his junior season this year.


  • Cristoval Nieves, RW, University of Michigan (NCAA) – Nieves recorded an assist in the Wolverines’ contest against Michigan State on Jan. 30. He has registered an assist/point in each of his last three games (five assists) and he has tallied a point in 13 of his last 18 games (four goals, 13 assists over the span).


  • Ryan Graves, D, Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) – Graves registered his 10th goal of the season on Jan. 31 vs. Victoriaville. He is one of eight QMJHL defensemen who have tallied at least 10 goals in 2014-15.


  • Richard Nejezchleb, RW, Tri-City Americans (WHL) – Nejezchleb tallied two goals, including his eighth power play goal of the season, on Jan. 31 vs. Victoria. He has recorded a point in 23 of 31 games this season (15 goals, 21 assists in the 31 contests).


  • Ryan Mantha, D, Niagara IceDogs (OHL) – Mantha tallied two points (one goal, one assist) in three games over the past week. He has registered a point in eight of his last 12 games (one goal, seven assists).


“What a pass by (him). That’s a creative player making a real creative play.” – Wolf Pack forward Joey Crabb on Oscar Lindberg setting him up for a goal on Jan. 30 (Source: Hartford Wolf Pack)


“Danny has skill and puck savvy. He’s capable of making plays as well as scoring goals. He is a prospect with the ability to produce in the NHL.” – Rangers Director of Professional Scouting Kevin Maxwell on Danny Kristo


“(His game this weekend) was one of the best games I have seen him play here. His line was on against the other team’s top line. He played solid defensively and showed flashes of his skill and hockey sense.” – Rangers Amateur Scout Larry Bernard on Steven Fogarty


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