3 Stars Of The Week: North American Prospects Edition Week 5

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Getty ImagesProspects are the lifeblood of any organization. You have to build from somewhere, right? The New York Rangers have a plethora of young, talented players waiting in the wings for a shot with the big club on Broadway. Here are your 3 Stars of The Week, North American Prospect edition!

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3rd Star: Tyler Nanne, D, Minnesota Golden Gophers (NCAA)

Tyler Nanne shows up on our list again this week as our third star. Nanne tallied a power-play goal and posted a plus/minus rating of +1 on Dec. 1 against Wisconsin. For the Golden Gophers, he has registered six points (two goals, four assists) and has posted a plus/minus rating of +2 this season. Currently, Nanne is tied for first among his team’s defensemen in goals and ranks third among team defensemen in points this year.

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

The Windsor Spitfires defenseman posted four assists and a plus/minus rating of +2 in three games during the week. Day recorded a single-game OHL career-high with three assists and tied a single-game OHL career-high with three points on Nov. 30 vs. North Bay. Day has recorded a point in seven of his last nine games for Windsor (goal, eight assists) as well as eleven in his last fourteen games (three goals, twelve assists).

In a solid start to this year, Day leads all Spitfires defensemen in goals (four), assists, and points. He’s also 10th among OHL defensemen in PPG this season (0.87), and he is tied for 11th among OHL defensemen in assists.

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

Emerging as someone the Rangers should keep their eye on, Ty Ronning makes our list again this time around. Ronning posted two goals in three games during the week. On Dec. 1 at Prince George, Ronning netted a goal, had a game-high eight shots on goal and was picked as the game’s first star.

So far this season, Ronning has registered 26 goals in 29 games with the Vancouver Giants this season, and he has put up almost one goal in 19 of the 29 games he has played in. He leads Vancouver goals (26), points (38), plus/minus rating (+11), and shots on goal (158) thus far this season. Ronning also is tied for second in the WHL in goals.