2011 third round pick Steven Fogarty was considered to be lucky after surviving the first round of cuts earlier this week at USA Hockey’s World Juniors Evaluation camp.
Following his game against Finland earlier this week, Chris Peters wrote, at the United States of Hockey, that Fogarty stepped up his play “Fogarty is showing that he is adjusting to the pace of this camp and making better decisions with the puck. He can really skate, especially for a guy at his size, and is showing more and more elements that could help him earn a spot in a bottom-six role for Team USA.”
Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton saw Fogarty earlier in camp and said at Blueshirts United “I think as he moves forward, he’s a very skilled guy who is also responsible defensively beyond his age. We’re really excited for him most of all to get this experience because he didn’t get that chance last year. To play at this level is exactly what he needs.”
Fogarty will play at Notre Dame this season.
Earlier today USA Hockey announced their first round of cuts at their World Junior Championship evaluation camp.
All three Rangers prospects, JT Miller, Brady Skjei and Steven Fogarty made the cut to stay alive in camp, but Chris Peters writes at the United States of Hockey that Fogarty has had just an “OK” camp and needs to show more.
He says that Fogarty’s flashes of what he can do, along with his size, have kept him in camp.
He writes “I think he’ll need to show better the rest of the way, but his physical tools are going to give him a longer look.”
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Rangers 2011 third round pick Steven Fogarty is one of three members of the organization to be invited to the US World Junior evaluation camp in Lake Placid.
At the United States of Hockey, Chris Peters writes that Fogarty is one of the interesting prospects at the camp and he could find himself in the mix to make the team if the two-way game he displayed in the BCHL last season translates.
Peters notes that Fogarty’s development took a big step last season in the BCHL where he had 82 points.
He is 6-2, 194 and was listed as the Rangers “break out” prospect from this season.
He is the ninth ranked Rangers prospect by TSN.
Brady Skjei and JT Miller have also been invited.
Adam Rotter: It seems like only a matter of time before the Derek Stepan comparisons start to fall in. A scoring center from Minnesota who is heading to college (Notre Dame) and has a chance to represent the USA at the World Juniors. If he is close to the player that Stepan is and shown that he can be, the Rangers will have another real find in Fogarty.
At Hockey’s Future Leslie Treff wrote about 2011 third round pick Steven Fogarty and how he was the Rangers breakout prospect playing in the BCHL this past season.
Fogarty, who will play at Notre Dame this season, scored 33 goals and 48 assists
Treff writes of him, “Fogarty was very raw when drafted. However his progress this past season suggests a very good adjustment to the collegiate ranks and plenty of opportunities to put up big numbers next season.”
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Adam Rotter: This guy is still a few years away but seems to have the tools to be a nice player. The Rangers do have an eye for prospects from Minnesota coming out of high school…
USA Hockey has announced that JT Miller has been invited to participate in their evaluation camp for the World Junior Championships.
Miller played for Team USA in the World Juniors last season.
He had two goals and two assists in the tournament last year.
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Steve Fogarty, the third round pick from 2011, has also been invited to the camp.
This past offseason, the Rangers traded Ethan Werek to Phoenix for Oscar Lindberg and Evgeny Grachev to the St. Louis Blues for the 72nd pick in the draft. The Rangers used that pick to select Steven Fogarty.
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.