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.
He has four goals and three assists in 30 games as a Freshman at Notre Dame.
Update On The Rangers Prospects In College
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.
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.”
#NYR prospect and U.S. WJC candidate Steven Fogarty scored a pair as Notre Dame edged Northern Michigan, 3-2. D Andy Ryan had 2 assists.— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) October 28, 2012
THIS SECTION is all about Fogarty
Steven Fogarty Prospect Preview
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.