New York Prospect report welcomes Riley Hughes to the party

The New York Rangers have released their prospect report for December 14, 2020. In this edition, Riley Hughes checks in with two goals and updates from North America and Europe.

Below are excerpts from the official report provided to the media via the New York Rangers.

New York Rangers WJC Prospects

  • Brett Berard was named to the United States’ roster for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, and he will be playing in the tournament for the first time in his career. The Rangers’ fifth round pick (134th overall) in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft is the second-youngest player on the United States’ roster and one of only six players born in 2002 who will represent the United States in the tournament.
  • Hunter Skinner was named to the United States’ roster for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, and he will be playing in the tournament for the first time in his career. The Rangers’ fourth round pick (112th overall) in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft registered 32 points (six goals, 26 assists) and a plus-22 rating in 62 games with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) last season.
  • Braden Schneider was named to Canada’s roster for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, and he will be playing in the tournament for the first time in his career. The Rangers’ first round pick (19th overall) in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft skated in 60 games with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL) last season, registering seven goals and 35 assists for 42 points, along with a plus-nine rating and 42 penalty minutes.
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Braden Schneider (Robert Murray / WHL Images)
  • Dylan Garand was named to Canada’s roster for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, and he will be playing in the tournament for the first time in his career. The Rangers’ fourth round pick (103rd overall) in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft is the second-youngest player (and the youngest goaltender) on Canada’s roster for the tournament.

Hello Riley Hughes

  • Riley Hughes tallied a goal in each of his first two games of the 2020-21 season with Northeastern on Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 (each game was against Merrimack), and he also tied for the team-high with four shots on goal on Dec. 13. The Rangers’ seventh round pick (216th overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft tallied four points (one goal, three assists) in his freshman year last season, and he was one of seven players (and one of three freshmen) who skated in each of the team’s 34 games during the season.

New York Rangers European Prospects

  • Vitali Kravtsov registered an assist, tied for the team-high with three shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating in 19:10 of ice time on Dec. 13 against Barys Nur-Sultan. The Rangers’ first round pick (ninth overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has recorded 14 points (nine goals, five assists), a plus-seven rating, and 81 shots on goal in 30 KHL games with Traktor this season.
  • Nils Lundkvist tallied a power play assist on the game-winning goal on in Lulea’s 3-2 win against Djurgardens on Dec. 12, and he also led all skaters with five shots on goal on Dec. 8 against Rogle. The Rangers’ first round pick (28th overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has registered 12 points (five goals, seven assists) and 63 shots on goal in 21 SHL games in 2020-21, and he has averaged 20:26 of ice time per game in the 21 contests. Lundkvist has notched an assist/point in three of the last four games (three assists), and he has also recorded eight points (three goals, five assists) in the last nine games.
  • Adam Edstrom tallied an assist and posted a plus-one rating on Dec. 12 against IK Oskarshamn, and he also registered three shots on goal, was credited with three hits, and posted a plus-one rating on Dec. 10 against Skelleftea. The Rangers’ sixth round pick (161st overall) in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft has registered four points (one goal, three assists) and a plus-four rating in 17 SHL games with Rogle this season.

Thanks again to the NYR PR staff for gathering this great info.

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