Read: The Style That Steven Fogarty Wants To Play

In his freshman season at Notre Dame, Steven Fogarty had five goals and five assists in 41 games.

He told the Rangers website that he wants to play in the style of Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins and as a player who has strong hockey instincts.

Fogarty also said that he looks up to fellow Minnesota-raised center Derek Stepan and that seeing how the organization develops players and gives them chances motivates him to work harder and be better.

The Fighting Irish Blog said that Fogarty was a “behind the scenes” player for Notre Dame as a freshman and someone who was able to do contribute in both zones.

For more on Fogarty, CLICK HERE.

Update On The Rangers Prospects In College

Mike S.

Here is an update on The New York Rangers top 3 prospects at the college level.
Brady Skjei/ Defense (University of Minnesota): The 2-way defenseman has had a slow start offensively for the Minnesota Gofers thus far. However; he has been very consistent on the defense.
Games      Goals        Assists       Points
12                 1                    1                    2

Steven Fogarty/Forward (University of Notre Dame): Despite managing only 4 pts in the first 13 games, Fogarty has displayed a very physical presence on the ice and is very steady defensively.

Games     Goals          Assists      Points
13                  3                    1                   4

Cristoval “Boo” Nieves/Forward (University of Michigan): Nieves has been outstanding in his first 13 games as his defense has improved immensely to go along with his offensive production.

Games       Goals          Assists     Points
13                    2                    6                8

Thus far, all three prospects have had their ups and downs this season and all three need time to develop their game to the next level. All three prospects are projected at least 3-4 years from making their professional debut, so time is on their side to improve their game.

Read: Steven Fogarty May Not Make The USA Team

At the United States of Hockey, Chris Peters writes that Steven Fogarty may not be ready to play for Team USA at the World Junior Championships in December.

He writes that Fogarty has been “adequate” so far at Notre Dame and he is “on the cusp” of making the team, but he may not be in a position right now to be a strong center for Team USA.

Peters does write, “there’s a lot of games between now and then for Fogarty to adjust. His size and skill keep him an attractive option and I’d expect him to still earn an invite to pre-tournament camp. I’m dropping him to a 45 percent chance, which is still pretty good considering the slow start.”

THIS SECTION is all about Fogarty

Steven Fogarty Prospect Preview

Mike S.

In the 2011 NHL draft, Glen Sather and Gordie Clark were faced with a dilemma as highly touted prospect Evgeny Grachev requested a trade from the organization. Acting quickly, Sather and Clark found a suitor in the St. Louis Blues and agreed on dealing the under-achiever Grachev for St. Louis 3rd round pick; which turned out to be center Steven Fogarty. Additionally, the trade had mixed reviews as Grachev was thought to be the next young star for the Rangers. However; any doubts regarding this trade was quickly erased once Fogarty displayed his talents following the draft. Fogarty has good size and uses it well in all three zones. Possess good hands and is a solid two-way player that is willing to play old fashion hockey (blue collar). Plays very physical and is solid along the boards and in front of the net as well. Can finish in tight places and has pretty good hands for a big kid (6’2/195Lbs). He doesn’t have blazing speed like many of the recent prospects drafted by the Rangers, however; he has great anticipation and instincts.

THIS SECTION focuses on Fogarty.

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Read: Brady Skjei Scouts JT Miller and Steven Fogarty

A few weeks ago Rangers prospects Brady Skjei, Steven Fogarty and JT Miller attended USA Hockey’s World Juniors evaluation camp to try and prove that they deserve to represent the United States at the World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia.

Skjei, who is likely to land a spot on defense for Team USA, spoke with Blueshirts United about his future teammates in Fogarty and Miller.

“Fogarty had a really good camp as a really good two-way center. He played well in his defensive zone, but also made plays in the offensive zone.”
“JT, obviously, is a really top talent. He can score. He works hard. And he also has that little edge to his game.”

Skjei also praised Miller’s leadership qualities.

The tournament starts on December 26th and ends on December 5th.

CLICK HERE for a section on Skjei.

CLICK HERE for a section on Miller.

CLICK HERE for a section on Fogarty.

Read: Projecting The 2012 World Juniors Team

Chris Peters, at the United States of Hockey, looks at the USA Hockey evaluation camp from the past week and projects the lineup that Team USA will bring to the World Junior Championships in December.

Peters has Miller on the first line RW with Alex Galchenyuk and Johnny Gaudreau.

He also has Steve Fogarty as the fourth line center and Brady Skjei on the the defense pair.

Peters writes of Fogarty “Steven Fogarty got the nod for No. 4 for now due to his size and the flashes he showed in camp. He wasn’t always consistent, but you could see glimpses of a strong two-way game. Biggest question is can he do it at the college level? That’s what we don’t know yet.”

Fogarty will play at Notre Dame this season.