The Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Ty Ronning on an entry level contract. Ronning, the Blueshirts’ 7th round pick in 2016, is looking to be a complete steal for the Rangers. The 5’9, 170 lb winger exploded this year for 55 goals and 77 points in 64 games with the Vancouver Giants of the WHL.
The scouting report on Ronning is that he’s a pest who can chip in offensively. He has a nose for the net, gets in on the forecheck, and does a lot of the dirty work. The good thing here is that Ronning’s game has already shown like it can transfer to the pros, following a good stint with Hartford last year.
Ronning isn’t going to be a 50-goal scorer for the Rangers, but his style of play likely means he’s going to be a fan favorite. He’s certainly one of my favorite prospects, ranking him 12th in this year’s version of the Top 25 Under 25.