NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 28: (LR) New York Rangers’ 78th Braden Schneider and Brennan Othmann clear the arena before the preliminary game against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden on September 28, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The New York Rangers continue to delight in developing their first-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft entry, Brennan Usman.
After being named Rangers’ prospect for March, April started off in a strong fashion.
Per New York City:
Brennan Usman is back at Future Blue Radar after a stellar performance throughout March. This season, he played #78 in 61 games, breaking the Flint Firebirds franchise’s record for most goals in a season, with 43. He not only leads the team in goals, but also leads the team in assists (46) and points obtained ( 89). Watch out for left winger Brennan Usman.
Rangers prospect Brennan Usman sets a world record in Flint
On Sunday, Osman set a franchise record for points in a single season by scoring his 44th goal to score 91.
He picked the New York Rangers 6-0, 175-pound forward 15th in the 2021 Draft. He had an impressive camp when he was 18 and looks like he has a bright future with the Rangers.
This season, the 19-year-old star has 91 points in 63 OHL games. He should move to the pro next season with the Hartford Wolfpack.
One thing to keep in mind is that Osman is a left winger and is likely to stay in his normal position. With Rangers locked in for the next several years with Banarin, Chris Kreider and Alexis Lavrinier, it will be interesting to see how Chris Drury plans to handle the matter.
Usman is unlikely to break the team next year, but he will make a push in 2024. This is the same time that Kreder’s full trade becomes limited.
Artemi Panarin jokes with 100 points
After Saturday’s three-point performance in the 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators, Artemi Panarin now has 88 points in 68 contests.
Can he hit 100 with 9 matches left?
If we just go by his average score of 1.29 points per game this season, he’ll end up with 99 points. However, in his last 10 matches, he has had 16 points with an average of 1.6. That would make him finish with 102 points.
If Panarin reaches the century mark, he will be the first Rangers since Jaromir Jäger to do so. Jagger scored 109 points in the 2005-06 season.
New York Rangers potential rivals in the play-off
On Saturday, the New York Rangers snatched their first playoff position in 5 years. Coach Gerard Gallant explained that their work is not over this season.
“You always fight for the ice at home, if that’s a great first place,” he said after the match. “We have 9 matches left and we will try to finish it as high as possible.”
Yesterday, we looked at the potential opponents in the first round and the probability of facing each of them. This is the possible arrangement:
- Pittsburgh penguins
- Washington Capitals
- Tampa Bay Lightning
- Boston Bruins
For more details on each scenario and match, read here.
Editor’s noteCorrected: Rangers last game from Sunday to Saturday
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