Category: Prospects

Around the Farm: Allen, Kristo, Fast with multi-point nights in Wolfpack win

Danny Kristo (1 G, 2 A), Jesper Fast (2 A) and Connor Allen (1 G, 1 A) led the way for the Hartford Wolfpack tonight en route to a 5-3 win over Bridgeport. Marek Hrivik, Oscar Lindberg, and Micheal Haley also contributed with goals as the Pack improved to 7-2-0-1, tops in the Eastern Conference.

I apologize for the week hiatus with these. I’m trying to get them out daily, but sometimes life does get in the way.

  • Hartford Wolfpack (W 5-3)
    • Danny Kristo: 1 G, 2 A, 0 PIM, +2
    • Oscar Lindberg: 1 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, +1
    • Jesper Fast: 0 G, 2 A, 0 PIM, +1
    • Andrew Yogan: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
    • Kyle Jean: 0 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, +2
    • Ryan Bourque: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, -1
    • Marek Hrivik: 1 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
    • Michael St. Croix: 0 G, 0 A, 2 PIM, Even
    • Dylan McIlrath: 0 G, 1 A, 4 PIM, +1
    • Connor Allen: 1 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, Even
    • Tommy Hughes: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
    • Jason Missiaen: 21 shots, 18 saves

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Patience the key for Danny Kristo

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Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Given the current lack of offense and the injuries to key players, the Rangers may be very tempted to promote Danny Kristo from the AHL for a short term fix. Kristo is off to a very exciting start with six goals and nine points in his first nine games as a member of the Wolf Pack who, despite routinely losing players to the needy Rangers, have started out very well with a six wins in their first nine games.

Kristo has already grabbed four powerplay goals and has proven to be an offensive weapon for the ‘Pack. Kristo however is likely to be allowed to build on his fast start and deliver some extended consistency. Given what Kristo offers to a team there simply isn’t room in New York despite the injuries. With the progression Kreider and Miller have begun to show, and their extra familiarity with the organisation, they are in the box seat in terms of staying in New York and Kristo would be wasted as a bottom six guy in New York.

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Around the Farm: Shorthanded Wolfpack drop first game of season

The Hartford Wolfpack, missing J.T. Miller, Chris Kreider, Brandon Mashinter, and Cam Talbot, lost their first regulation game of the season to the Portland Pirates by a score of 4-2. Danny Kristo and Kyle Jean scored for the Pack, while Michael St. Croix was held off the score sheet in his AHL debut. See below for the scoring lines for all prospects in action in the AHL, OHL, and QMJHL.

  • Hartford Wolfpack (L 4-2)
    • Danny Kristo: 1 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, -1
    • Oscar Lindberg: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, -1
    • Andrew Yogan: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
    • Kyle Jean: 1 G, 0 A, 2 PIM, +1
    • Ryan Bourque: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
    • Marek Hrivik: 0 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, -1
    • Michael St. Croix: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
    • Dylan McIlrath: 0 G, 1 A, 7 PIM, +1
    • Connor Allen: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, -1
    • Tommy Hughes: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
    • Jason Missiaen: 30 shots, 26 saves

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Around the Farm: Spelling, Buchnevich held scoreless

Thomas Spelling (5th, 2012) and Pavel Buchnevich (3rd, 2013) were both held scoreless tonight in their games in Hockeyligaen and the KHL, respectively. Shift time was not available for Spelling, but Buchnevich played a shade under 15 minutes as a rookie on a poor Severstal squad. Buchnevich’s team may be bad, but the kid has looked good and is getting invaluable experience as a third line player in the KHL as an 18-year-old.

  • Thomas Spelling (SønderjyskE, Hockeyligaen; W 3-0): 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
  • Pavel Buchnevich (Severstal, KHL; SOL 3-2): 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even

Around the Farm: Conor Allen nets first pro goal as Pack stays unbeaten

Connor Allen, the last defenseman cut from the roster during preseason, notched his first professional goal last night in Hartford’s 3-2 win over Portland. Danny Kristo also scored in the contest, with his goal holding up as the game winner. The scoring lines from all prospects from the AHL, CHL, NCAA, and international play are below.

  • International
  • CHL
    • Troy Donnay (Erie Otters, OHL; W 6-2): 0 G, 1 A, 6 PIM, +3
    • Mackenzie Skapski (Kootenay Ice, WHL; W 4-3): 31 shots, 28 saves
    • Anthony Duclair (Quebec Remparts, QMJHL; W 5-2): 1 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, +1
    • Ryan Graves (Charlottetown Islanders, QMJHL; W 3-0): 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, +2
  • Hartford Wolfpack (SOW 4-3)
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Around the Farm: Hrivik, Kristo with goals as Hartford wins in a shootout

Sorry that the ATF is late, wasn’t able to get this done til now. This ATF covers last night’s games, and we will have one tomorrow afternoon to cover tonight’s games.

Danny Kristo notched his third goal of the year and Marek Hrivik netted his first of the year as the Hartford Wolfpack continued its strong start with a 4-3 shootout win over Manchester last night. Aaron Johnson scored a shorthanded goal to tie the game with just over five minutes left in regulation. Cam Talbot made 30 saves in the win. Check below for the scoring lines for all Ranger prospects in action last night, including NCAA, CHL, and international play.

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Around the Farm: Buchnevich with an assist in Severstal win

Pavel Buchnevich (3rd, 2013) contributed an assist on the game winning goal as Severstal collected the win, 2-1, over Neftekhimik. Buchnevich finished with a +1 rating as well. Calle Andersson was the only other prospect in action tonight, playing a strong defensive game in a 4-2 Malmo victory.

  • Pavel Buchnevich (Severstal, KHL; W 2-1): 0 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, +1
  • Calle Andersson (Malmo, HockeyAllsvenskan; W 4-2): 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM,

Around the Farm: Spelling with three point night

Thomas Spelling was the only prospect in action today, notching a goal, two assists, and a +4 rating in SønderjyskE’s 7-1 victory. It is worth noting that Hockeyligaen isn’t exactly top competition, but it’s good to see Spelling excelling.

  • Thomas Spelling (SønderjyskE, Hockeyligaen; W 7-1): 1 G, 2 A, 0 PIM, +4

Foreshadowing moves to come

One or both of Miller and Kreider are expected to be recalled today.

One or both of Miller and Kreider are expected to be recalled today.

After Arron Asham and Martin Biron were placed on waivers yesterday, there was a lot of discussion about what moves the Rangers would be making. I heard everything from a trade (no specifics, just “they are going to make a trade”) to a much more rational call up. In my humble opinion, the Rangers aren’t going to make a trade and blow things up after five games, two of which they weren’t really outplayed. Waiving a backup goaltender and a fourth line player qualifies as minor moves, and minor moves will be made to replace them.

The first move is the easiest to assume: Cam Talbot will be called up from the Hartford Wolfpack. Talbot was one of the second round of cuts in preseason, and really surprised everyone with his strong play. People tossed around the idea of having Johan Hedberg come back, since he was brought in on a PTO during camp, but he would be contract #50 of the 50-contract limit. That move doesn’t really make sense.

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Showing caution with the kids in Hartford

J.T. Miller is off to a hot start.

J.T. Miller is off to a hot start.

With the Rangers off to a 1-4 start, any attention not focused on the Blueshirts has been on the Hartford Wolfpack. Specifically, attention has been on Danny Kristo, J.T. Miller, and Chris Kreider. Some other attention has been on Oscar Lindberg and Brandon Mashinter as well.

The attention isn’t unwarranted. Kristo (2-3-5), Kreider (2-1-3), and Miller (4-0-4) are all making waves with fans with their offensive performances. Mashinter (0-3-3) and Lindberg (0-3-3) also have some pretty nice point totals through four games. But points only tell half of the story. Since #fancystats aren’t available for the AHL, we need to focus on stats that are available.

Focusing on Kristo/Kreider/Miller, let’s focus on shooting percentage and +/- (I know…). Both stats add a little more to the discussion about rushing kids based on point production.

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