Grachev has played 10 games for the Blues and picked up 1 assist while averaging 9:25 per game. He has five shots in ten games.
In the BCHL, Fogarty, who will play at Notre Dame next season has:
Werek is playing for the Portland Pirates in the AHL this season. He has three assists in eight games.
Playing in the Swedish league, Lindberg, a 2010 second round pick of Phoenix has:
The Skellefet Website says that Lindberg “Have a good game inside and is a skilled two-way center. Is also a good skater and playmaker who can carry and pass the puck at high speed.”
I wanted to see his faceoff stats, since he is a wizard at them, but I struck out looking for them.
I am rooting for Grachev to succeed, Werek less so, but like the potential that Fogarty could bring down the line and Lindberg too even if he is a defensive center who is just Tim Erixon’s buddy and cousin.
At The Hockey News, Ryan Kennedy lists 2011 third round pick Steven Fogarty as someone who is on The Hot List.
Fogarty says that he is a team player, but that his main role is to generate offense.
He also says that he plans to attend Notre Dame after this season because “If hockey doesn’t work out, I have a degree to fall back on and Notre Dame is the perfect place for that.”
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It seems like it could be a while before we get to see Fogarty as he will play this season in the BCHL and then possibly the next four at Notre Dame. There is a nice buzz about him and Gordie Clark saw him a bunch of times, so he has seen the potential that he has. Again, the Rangers did well the last time they took a center from Minnesota out of High School.
Fogarty will play in the BCHL next seasons and then at Notre Dame in 2012-13, so he isn’t any one to get excited about making an impact soon. I like when the Rangers take guys that are a little off the board because it makes me think that the Rangers know something about them that other teams don’t. They really like him and did pretty well with the last center they took from Minnesota.
According to Coming Down The Pipe, 2011 third round pick Steven Fogarty will choose to play in the BCHL over the WHL this coming season.
Fogarty has a verbal commitment to play at the University of Notre Dame and will play there after a year with the Penticton Vees.
They say that the Rangers preferred Fogarty to play in the WHL with Edmonton, but suggested that he play in the BCHL next season if he wanted to play with ND in 2012-13. They say that the Rangers didn’t want him going back to the USHL.
Notre Dame is a pretty good program, and while the WHL may be a quicker way for him to develop, it is up to Fogarty to decide where he wants to play. He is very raw and it’s still very early to project anything out for him, but the Rangers did do pretty well the last time they took a center from Minnesota who went to play NCAA hockey.
The Rangers have traded Evgeny Grachev to the St. Louis Blues for the 72nd pick.
With the 72nd pick, the Rangers have taken center Stephen Fogarty from Minnesota.
He is 6-2 and 195 pounds. He was ranked 71nd by Future Considerations.
I would think that the Rangers really like this kid to move Grachev. The Rangers know Grachev better than anyone at this point and they must have seen enough of him to understand what kind of player he will turn out to be. Fogarty seems to have some nice long-term potential. Again, I trust the Rangers decision makers like Gordie Clark and Jeff Gorton.
Grachev was the 75th pick in 2008.
Fogarty had 23 goals and 17 assists in 24 games this past season.