Read: Carl Hagelin so far in January and his spot in the lineup

Carl HagelinCarl Hagelin followed up a five goal and five assists (in 15 game) November with a four goal and 0 assist (in 14 games) December.

So far, in four January games, Hagelin has two goals and an assist, is a plus two and is playing 16:52 per game.

Hagelin has 11 goals on the season, 4 of which are game winners and 14 of his 18 points are primary points.

Hagelin has been skating lately with Brad Richards and Ryan Callahan.

Adam Rotter: Right now Carl Hagelin is on one of the Rangers two “second lines.” His line and the line of Mats Zuccarello, Benoit Pouliot and Derick Brassard have around the same even strength averages over the last three games, between 13 and 14 minutes a night. Alain Vigneault distributes ice time much more evenly than John Tortorella did and the Rangers have enough depth at forward now to allow them to have a top-nine and not just a top-six. The determination of which line is really “the second line” is ultimately determined by which players the opponent puts out against them. One line will face the opponent second line and second pair defense and the other will face the third line pairings. Either way, both lines have enough talent to be able to create positive matchups against lesser players.

Puck Luck
Puck Luck

Hagelin has been huge so far this month. The last 3-4 games he has been integrated into the games much more. It seemed like AV was unsure of how to use Hagelin as his play slumped a bit in December. He scored the game winner against Chicago at United Center with less than 6 mins left. The goal was scored down low in the crease. A place the Rangers have not had control over in most games this season. Very good to see Hags contribute offensively.