1. Cristoval Nieves, C, University of Michigan (NCAA) – Nieves tied single-game collegiate career-highs with two goals and three points, and registered two power play points (one goal, one assist) in Michigan’s 6-0 victory over RPI on November 29. He has tallied a point in eight of his last 10 games (four goals, six assists), and six of his last seven games (four goals, four assists over the span).
5:05PM: Allen has been sent back to Hartford. (AHL)
By game, Allen has played:
- 11/3: 13:03
- 11/5/ 8:46
- 11/8: 13:15
- 11/9: 13:44
He played 3:42 in the second period, 2:18 in the third and 46 seconds in OT.
Allen didn’t play the final 8:30 of the second period and didn’t play for a 7 minute stretch in the third period.
He wasn’t credited with anything on the NHL’s official score sheet except for one giveaway.
When Allen was on the ice at 5 on 5, the Rangers had 13 shot attempts for and 9 against.
He started 3 of his shifts in the offensive zone, 7 in the neutral zone, and 3 in the defensive zone.
After being called up, Alain Vigneault said of Allen “he is what we saw last year. He is a good puck moving defenseman, has a knack to jump into the attack when the opportunity is there and just needs to pick the right spots and that is part of any young player, part of the process, he is learning the game and will get better as we move forward.”
Marc Staal (plus two) played 26:33, Matt Hunwick (minus one) played 24:51, Michael Kostka (plus one) played 18:10, Conor Allen played 13:03 and Dylan McIlrath played 8:02.
- Michael Kostka: 5:08 in the first, 6:07 in the second, 6:17 in the third, 38 seconds in OT, 14 seconds PP, 1:44 PK
- Dan Girardi: 9:56 in the first, 9:44 in the second, 9:42 in the third, 3:36 in OT, 5:14 on the PP, 3:37 PK
- Marc Staal: 6:13 in the first, 9:29 in the second, 8:53 in the third, 1:58 in OT, 29 seconds PP, 3:37 PK
- Conor Allen: 6:17 in the first, 3:42 in the second, 2:18 in the third, 46 in OT, 9 seconds PP
- Dylan McIlrath: 2:06 in the first, 3:18 in the second, 2:38 in the third, 16 seconds PK
- Matt Hunwick:5:42 in the first, 7:46 in the second, 9:35 in the third, 1:48 in OT, 2:08 PP, 1:28 SH.
The Corsi for each defensemen tonight was: Kostka (45%), Girardi (49%), Staal (57%), Conor Allen (58%), Dylan McIlrath (65%), Matt Hunwick (52%)
Alain Vigneault said earlier today that the Rangers would announce their moves after 5PM due to cap issues.
The Wolf Pack beat Worcester 5-4 last night:
- Mat Bodie: 1 goal, plus one, 4 shots
- Conor Allen: 1 goal, 1 shot
- Dylan McIlrath: minus one, 1 shot
- Ryan Bourque: 1 goal, minus one, 3 shots
- JT Miller: 1 assist, minus one, 3 shots, tripping penalty
- Marek Hrivik: minus one
- Chris Bourque: plus one, 1 shot
- Oscar Lindberg: 1 goal, plus one, 2 shots
- Jesper FastL minus one
- Danny Kristo: 1 goal, 2 assists, plus two, 4 shots
- Ryan Haggerty: 2 assists, plus one, 3 shots
9/5/14 | 2:39PM: Allen is ranked 10th on the Rangers prospect list and the organization was happy with his performance during his brief call up last year. (Hockey’s Future)
It’s expected that he will start the season in Hartford. (Hockey’s Future)
8/29/14 | 3:38PM: Conor Allen could be a third-pairing defenseman who is solid but “doesn’t stand out in any regard.” (ESPN Insider)
The 2014 Hockey News Future Watch says that Allen is a late maturing player but who has a good first pass, makes the right reads and reacts quickly. They had him ranked 4th on the Rangers prospect list.
Ranked as the 4th Rangers prospect in the 2014 Hockey News Yearbook, they say that Allen had a “good rookie” season and has him making the NHL in 15-16.
Allen could develop into a player similar to Anton Stralman and has good vision and is a good skater. He is projected to make the NHL in 2015-16. (NHL.com)