Vitali Kravtsov tops all in latest New York Rangers prospect report

The New York Rangers have released their prospect report for September 21, 2020. In this edition, Vitali Kravtsov ridiculous goal scoring streak headlines the latest news from overseas.

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

OFFICIAL: New York Rangers Prospect Report 9/21/20

Vitali Kravtsov tallied a goal/point in each of Traktor’s three games during the past week, notching five points (four goals, one assist) in the three contests, and he posted a multi-point game in each of the final two contests during the week (three goals, one assist). He tied single-game KHL career-highs with two goals and two points, recorded the game-winning goal, led all skaters with six shots on goal and eight shot attempts, and posted a plus-two rating on Sept. 17 against Vityaz.

Kravtsov also played on Traktor’s top line in each of the team’s three games during the past week. The Rangers’ first round pick (ninth overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has recorded seven points (six goals, one assist) and 32 shots on goal through the first seven games in 2020-21. Kravtsov extended his goal/point streak to four games (five goals, one assist over the span), and he has tallied a goal in five of seven games this season.

Swedish Prospects

Lias Andersson notched two assists in his final pre-season game of the year on Sept. 15 against Djurgardens, and he tied for the game-high with four shots on goal and led all skaters with 16 faceoff wins (16-for-23; 69.6%) in his first SHL regular season game in 2020-21 on Sept. 19 against Frolunda.

Nils Lundkvist tallied a power play assist, led all skaters with six shots on goal and eight shot attempts, and logged 20:04 of ice time (second-most on Lulea) while playing his first SHL regular season game in 2020-21 on Sept. 19 against Farjestad. Lundkvist’s six shots on goal in the game were a single-game SHL career-high.

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Karl Henriksson registered three shots on goal and drew a penalty which led to a power play goal in 15:31 of ice time in his first SHL regular season game in 2020-21 on Sept. 19 against HV71. The Rangers’ second round pick (58th overall) in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft skated in his 11th career SHL game on Sept. 19, and his 15:31 of ice time in the contest was a single-game SHL career-high.

Olof Lindbom stopped 31 of 33 shots in regulation and the five-minute overtime period (.939 SV%), and did not allow a goal at even strength, in Mora’s game against Timra in the SCA Cup on Sept. 16.

Calle Sjalin recorded his first career SHL assist/point and logged 15:33 of ice time while playing in his first SHL regular season game in 2020-21 on Sept. 19 against Skelleftea. 

Jacob Ragnarsson tallied an assist and recorded four penalty minutes in three games with Timra during the SCA Cup this past week. 

Also not in the current report but noteworthy, Adam Edstrom has been suspended for 5 games due to this hit.

Other Rangers prospects

Lauri Pajuniemi skated in two pre-season games with TPS during the past week, and he played on the team’s top line in each contest (TPS’ regular season schedule begins on Oct. 2). The Rangers’ fifth round pick (132nd overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft registered 40 points (26 goals, 14 assists) in 49 games with TPS in Liiga last season.

Yegor Rykov logged 17:38 of ice time, including a game-high 5:21 of ice time which was considered time on attack, in CSKA Moscow’s win on Sept. 14 against Barys Nur Sultan. He also posted a plus-two rating in 15:41 of ice time on Sept. 19 against Metallurg. Rykov has registered two assists and a plus-four rating through seven KHL games in 2020-21.

For more on all these prospects, listen to Statboy Steven and myself on the latest Forever Blueshirts Podcast!

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