2018 first round picks Vitali Kravtsov and Nils Lundkvist continue to impress

Nils Lundkvist
Nils Lundkvist

The Rangers have actually launched their newest possibility report, taking a thorough take a look at what’s going on for a few of their extremely promoted future pieces.

Vitali Kravtsov (Traktor, KHL) was picked with the ninth choice in general back in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, and is continuing to reveal why he should have to get prepared in the leading 10. He tallied a help, a shootout objective, 5 shots on objective, and a logged a single-game KHL career-high 22:04 of ice time on Feb. 5. He would go on to score another shootout objective in 20:39 of ice time on Feb. 7.

Kravtsov has actually been on the ice for 8 of Taktor’s 15 objectives in the last 7 video games, and has actually now tape-recorded a point in 5 of the last 8 video games (2-3-5).

Fellow 2018 preliminary choice Nils Lundkvist (Lulea, SHL) had a power play objective and signed up 4 shots on objective while skating a single-game season-high 25:55 of ice time on Feb. 6. He’s has a point in 12 of the last 20 video games (5-8-13).

Lundkvist leads SHL defenseman in objectives and power play objectives (5), and ranks 2nd amongst defenseman in shots on objective (116).

Here’s what else occurred for Rangers potential customers:

  • RW Lauri Pajuniemi (TPS, Liiga) tape-recorded 3 objectives in 2 video games throughout the previous week, consisting of the game-winning objective on Feb. 2. He has actually signed up a point in 14 of the last 15 video games (9-6-15). He leads the league in objectives because the start of last season, taping 36 objectives and 21 helps in 71 video games.

  • Defenseman Tarmo Reunanen (Hartford Wolf Load, AHL) scored his very first profession AHL objective, help, and point in his AHL launching on Feb. 7 versus Birdgeport. The 22-year-old from Finland was a 4th round choice in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.