New York Rangers prospects
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The New York Rangers prospects have had an eventful week. Some good, some scary but all display how bright the team’s future is.

Frank Curto

The New York Rangers prospects experienced an interesting week in their respective leagues. They have scored some great goals, made some fantastic saves, and even gave Ranger fans quite a scare plus a little in between.

There has been enough talk this season of who will be traded, are the playoffs a possibility, and why is head coach David Quinn going with seven defensemen again? Sometimes, it’s just enjoyable to hear about how the future Rangers are doing in Russia, college and around the globe.

Let’s take a look at the players who will hopefully be wearing the red, white and blue sweaters on Broadway in the near future.

Vitali Kravtsov

Vitali Kravtsov is having a great season playing for Traktor Chelyabinsk in the KHL. He scored his eighth goal of the season on Monday.

The Rangers first-round pick, ninth overall, in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft now has 13 assists for 21 points in 45 games played for Traktor. His 21 points this season are tied for the ninth-most in a season by a player younger than 20 in the history of the KHL. He is tied with Artemi Panarin of the Columbus Blue Jackets (for the time being).

Kravtsov currently leads KHL players younger than 20-years-old in goals (eight), assists (13), and points (21) this season. Traktor has a record of 26-31 on the season and with the playoffs in doubt, could there be a chance of Kravtsov heading to North America now instead of the beginning of training camp next season?

Rangers fans will have to wait and see what general manager Jeff Gorton decides to work out with Kravtsov’s camp, but regardless of that decision he will be in New York sooner rather than later.

Igor Shestyorkin

Igor Shestyorkin stopped 27 of 28 shots today to earn his 22nd win in 26 appearances this season with SKA. He has appeared in 26 games with 1.19 goals against average along with a .949 save percentage.

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