Thread: Prospect Info: Final Prospect Rankings - Summer 2009
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08-22-2009, 05:03 AM
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After more than a month of voting, we finally have our list of prospects. With 50 prospects in total, about half of whom having a very good chance of cracking the NHL, this is probably the deepest prospect list that the Rangers had since HFboards began these rankings.

We can reasonably expect more than a dozen of these kids to play regularly in the NHL. We may not have any superstars on the list, but we sure will have a lot of depth plus a superstar goalie, which is what the Debbies used to win 3 Cups in 9 years.

In all 42 players got ranked - 35 individually plus 7 honorable mentions. A few more got listed as Rangers property. This list should be valuable to all those looking to track our prospects during the pre-season and then in Hartford.

When we do our mid-season rankings, we will probably go down from 35 individual players to either 25 or 30 because a few prospects are bound to not live up to expectations.

But by then, a few will rise in what is expected of them. Until then, here are the top 50 New York Rangers prospects:


TOP PROSPECTS

1. Artem Anisimov
2. Evgeny Grachev
3. Michael Del Zotto
4. Bobby Sanguinetti
5. Ryan McDonagh
6. Derek Stepan
7. Matt Gilroy
8. Chris Kreider
9. Michael Sauer
10. Ethan Werek


SECOND-TIER PROSPECTS

11. Tomas Kundratek
12. Dane Byers
13. Ryan Bourque
14. Brian Boyle
15. Corey Potter
16. Nigel Williams
17. Ilkka Heikkinen
18. David Kveton
19. Pavel Valentenko
20. Brodie Dupont


PROJECTS

21. Carl Hagelin
22. Chris Doyle
23. Dale Weise
24. Chad Johnson
25. Mitch Gaulton
26. Matt Zaba
27. Jordan Owens
28. Roman Horak
29. Max Campbell
30. Tomas Zaborsky


SUSPECTS

31. Mihail Pashnin
32. Justin Soryal
33. Miika Wiikman
34. Tysen Dowzak
35. Scott Stajcer


HONORABLE MENTIONS
(based on how many votes they got in the last round)

36. Chris Chappell
37. Paul Crowder
38. Devin DiDiomete
39. Sam Klassen
40. Daniel Maggio
41. David Skokan
42. Ryan Hillier


RANGERS PROPERTY WORTH KNOWING
(Not ranked, listed in alphabetical order, but count them as 43-50)

* Ambuhl, Andres
* Bahensky, Zdenek
* Beller, Greg
* Hobbs, Danny
* Hunter, Eric
* Locke, Corey
* Psurny, Roman
* Zelisa, Lucas

RANGERS PLAYERS 26 OR YOUNGER
(They will be in their prime for another half dozen or more years)

Defense: Marc Staal and Dan Girardi.

Forwards: Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan Callahan, Chris Higgins and Enver Lisin.


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