New York Rangers 2016-17 Report Cards: Jimmy Vesey

New York Rangers 2016-17 Report Cards: Jimmy Vesey

The following article appeared on www.bluelinestation.com on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 featuring former Harvard standout Jimmy Vesey who is now skating with the New York Rangers.

By Tyler Kluepfel

The New York Rangers swooped in and won the Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes unexpectedly prior to the 2016-17 campaign. Vesey was heavily hyped as a result, which caused his roller coaster season be put under a microscope.

The signing of Jimmy Vesey added much-needed youth to a New York Rangers team that has been starved for it for the past few seasons. Vesey won the Lars-Erik Sjöberg Award, given to the best rookie in Rangers training camp. With this, he received a roster spot playing in 80 games during the regular season and 12 in the postseason.

The left wing got off to a scorching start in his NHL career with seven goals in his first fifteen games. However, regression hit hard and only managed ten more goals in his final 77 games, including the playoffs. Vesey finished the season with sixteen goals and eleven assists. Still respectable numbers for a first-year pro playing under a coaching staff that has always preferred its veterans.

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