Read: A reshuffled Rangers top 20 prospects

Brady Skjei has taken over the top spot in the Rangers top 20 prospect rankings and is followed by Pavel Buchnevich and Anthony Duclair. (Hockey’s Future)

Newly signed Kevin Hayes debuts on the list at 6. (Hockey’s Future)

Former number one prospect Danny Kristo has dropped to eighth as younger players have passed him and because of his up and down season last year. (Hockey’s Future)

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Read: Looking at another version of the Rangers top 10 prospects (Updated with Kevin Hayes)

8/21/14 | 2:40PM: Pronman has newly signed Kevin Hayes ranked SIXTH behind Oscar Lindberg. (ESPN Insider)

8/19/14 | 10:45AM: Corey Pronamn of ESPN Insider lists Pavel Buchnevich as the Rangers top prospect followed by Anthony Duclair and Danny Kristo. (ESPN Insider)

Last year, Pronman has the Rangers top prospects as Chris Kreider, Danny Kristo, Pavel Buchnevich and Michael St. Croix.

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Read: The Rangers rank near the bottom of the league in prospect rankings

1:19PM: The Hockey News Yearbook has the Rangers 30th in the NHL in prospects based on their “Future Watch” issue from the spring.

8/14/14 | 10:34AM: The Rangers are ranked 28th in Corey Pronman’s rankings of each organizations “prospect pipeline.” (ESPN Insider)

He puts the Rangers at 28th because Chris Kreider and JT Miller are considered to be “graduates” and because they have dealt away their first round pick the last two years. (ESPN Insider)

Pronman adds that he really likes Pavel Buchnevich but all the other prospects need to improve to be considered “top prospects.” (ESPN Insider)

He adds that Dylan McIlrath’s development has been on the “slow side.” (ESPN Insider)

Pronman had the Rangers in one of his lower tiers last year.

Hockey’s Future had the Rangers at 23rd in the Spring after putting them at 27th in the Fall.

Read: TSN’s Top Rangers prospects

CaptainScott Cullen of TSN has ranked the Rangers top prospects as part of his offseason game plan for the team (TSN)

Cullen listed the Rangers top prospects in March and said: JT Miller, Danny Kristo, Jesper Fast, Anthony Duclair, Dylan McIlrath.

Cullen’s 2013 prospect rankings

Read: The Rangers top prospects

Rangers-Chrome-Stadium-Series-Scott Cullen lists who he thinks are the Rangers top five prospects (TSN):

  • JT Miller
  • Danny Kristo
  • Jesper Fast
  • Anthony Duclair
  • Dylan McIlrath

Back in June, Cullen ranked the top five as Miller, Fast, Michael St. Croix, Dylan McIlrath and Christian Thomas.

Thomas, who was traded for Kristo, was not listed in Montreal’s top five.

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Read: The Hockey News Future Watch Top Ten Rangers Prospects

The Hockey News has released their “Future Watch” edition and have the Rangers top ten prospects as:

  1. JT Miller (23rd overall)
  2. Brady Skjei (74th overall)
  3. Jesper Fast
  4. Conor Allen
  5. Dylan McIlrath
  6. Anthony Duclair
  7. Danny Kristo
  8. Ryan Graves
  9. Oscar Lindberg
  10. Boo Nieves

The Hockey News works with groups of scouts from each team in the league to determine top ten rankings.

The Rangers as an organization rank 30th in the league and with a grade of a C-.

The list from last year had a top five of Chris Kreider, JT Miller, Jesper Fast, Dylan McIlrath and Christian Thomas.

 

Read: The Rangers In The Low End Of The Team Prospect Rankings

Hockey’s Future has ranked the Rangers 27th overall in their rankings of NHL farm systems.RANGERS

They say that the Rangers strengths are having various prospects who look to be able to fill different roles at the NHL level.

They say that the Rangers lack depth at each position, the defense is in need of a puck mover and there is no prospect who has shown the potential to be a starting goalie.

HF does say that prospects Anthony Duclair and Pavel Buchnevich are high-potential prospects but at this point they are projects.

The Rangers were 17th in the spring.

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