3 Stars Of The Week: North American Prospects Edition – Week 4


When drafting prospects, sometimes a team will scout players and select those who may be able to make an impact on their team down the line.

Sometimes, they scout and analyze but throw a pick at a wall and see if it sticks. The Rangers have a plethora of prospects that are brewing in the system, thrown at a wall attempting to stick somewhere. Here are the three stars of the week from the North American prospect pool!


3rd Star: Adam Huska, Goalie, UConn Huskies (NCAA)

Huska appeared in three games this week (which included two starts in net) and posted a 1.35 Goals Against Average and put up a .952 Save Percentage (60 saves on 63 shots) for UConn. In a 2-1 loss against Boston College on Nov 7th, he posted 34 saves while registering an assist. In a 1-1 tie versus Ohio State, Huska stopped 24 out of the 25 shots he faced during that contest.

Putting up decent numbers, Huska has a 1.91 Goals Against Average and a .927 Save Percentage over his last five games and has done a solid job at keeping the puck out of the net by only allowing two goals or fewer in three of his last four starts.

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2nd Star: Sean Day, Defenseman, Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

Sean Day makes another appearance on our list by tallying two assists and two points while posting a plus-minus rating of +4 in two games during the week.

Day has recorded six points in his last seven games (two goals and six assists) and ten points in his last twelve contests. Making his mark on Windsor, Day is all over the stat sheet by being tied for fourth on Windsor in assists with ten and places fifth on the club with thirteen points this season. He is also tied for second on the Spitfires in plus/minus rating at +5, and also leads the Windsor defenseman in goals with three.

1st Star: Ty Ronning, Right Wing, Vancouver Giants (WHL)

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Ty Ronning just can’t seem to escape our list as he is performing extremely well for Vancouver this season. Ronning tallied a goal and a point in each of Vancouver’s three games during the week, putting up six points (four goals, two assists) and loading up nineteen shots in the three contests.

Ronning’s point-scoring streak was extended to seven games by putting up nine goals and five assists, as well as recording a goal or a point in nine of his last ten contests. It seems that he is someone who always places himself on the score sheet and Rangers brass is probably taking notice as Ronning doesn’t seem too far out for an opportunity to make the big club within the next few years.

Ronning leads the Giants in goals, points, and plus-minus rating  (19 goals, 30 points, +10) so far this season. He leads the Western Hockey League in shots on goal and places second in the league in goals.

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