Rangers Roundup: Finnish prospect lighting up Liiga, Upper Deck hockey cards hot, and more

The New York Rangers prospects report came out yesterday. In it we mentioned the continued excellent play of forward Lauri Pajuniemi. Well, we need to keep talking about him some more today.

New York Rangers prospect Lauri Pajuniemi on fire

Lauri Pajuniemi notched two more goals yesterday and added an assist in three games of action for TPS this past week. He was a +3, and launched 12 shots on net. For the season, the 2018 fifth rounder has four goals and six points in 11 contests.

It took him awhile to get going, but now he has 4 points in his last 4 games. Here’s a sample of his goal scoring touch.

The 20-year old winger has his sights set on the NHL but is patient. We spoke to him back in June where he confirmed that it was the Rangers who wanted him to spend one more year in Finland before making the jump to North America.

Right now, the decision to keep him there was correct for a multitude of reasons.

Upper Deck Hockey Cards hot this Christmas

Alexis Lafreniere Upper Deck
2020-21 Upper Deck Series One (Upper Deck)

Hockey fans and in particular, Rangers fans are going crazy for the latest Upper Deck Hockey cards. The 2020-21 Series One set is loaded with 50 new young gun cards including Alexis Lafreniere who makes his first appearance in a Blueshirts sweater.

So what does Forever Blueshirts do? Our next guest on the podcast coming out Friday will be Upper Deck Brand Manager Paul Zickler. Don’t miss it! Could be some surprises in there for sure.

Also, the Forever Blueshirts Radio podcast welcomed 1994 New York Rangers Stanley Cup Champion Nick Kypreos on our last episode. We talked about his brand new book Undrafted, which chronicles his inspirational story and is available on Amazon right now.

And yes…we talked a lot about the 1994 Cup. Listen below!

Listen to the show on iTunes here!

Will the Rangers send Alexis Lafreniere to the WJC?

It’s a big week for that decision. Read more about it at The Daily Goal Horn.


Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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