In 40 games this season, Marek Hrivik had seven goals and 19 assists. Hrivik was out of the lineup from 1/5/13 to 4/5/13.
By month, Hrivik scored:
- October: 3 assists in 5 games
- November: 1 goal and 7 assists in 11 games
- December: 3 goals and 7 assists in 14 games
- January: 1 assist in two games
- April: 3 goals and 1 assist in eight games.
At Hockey’s Future, Leslie Treff writes that Hrivik has excellent offensive skills, outstanding size, good speed and a good release on his shot. She says that if Hrivik can stay healthy he could develop into a top-six forward at the NHL level.
Hrivik was expected to join the Rangers for training camp this year but was out with his concussion at the time.
In speaking with Ranger Rants, Hrivik said that he isn’t feeling any concussion symptoms and that he wonders what would have happened if he didn’t get his concussion shortly before the new CBA was signed back in January. Hrivik said he is focused on making a good impression at training camp in September and battling for a spot on the roster.
Pat Leonard writes in the Daily News that the Rangers are very high on Hrivik’s skill level and his potential.
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Larry Brooks tweets that Marek Hrivik is not skating with the Rangers during their informal skates because he suffered a concussion in his last game.
Laurie Carr said that he suffered a mid-ice collision over the weekend and didn’t return to that game.
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In his first full season with the Whale, Marek Hrivik has 4 goals and 16 assists.
Hrivik, 6-1 and 197lbs had nine points in nine games for the Whale in the playoffs last season before the Rangers offered him a contract.
Updating how Hrivik is playing this season, Jim Schoenfeld told Blueshirts United “He sees the ice well. He is a very good passer/playmaker, he is sound defensively, he is good along the boards. The one area we want to see him improve is his shot. When you get to the NHL if all you are is a disher than teams are just going to defend you as a disher. You have to shoot it sooner or later or the people who you want to pass the puck to are always going to be covered. He is working on it everyday. Kenny has him shooting between 50 and 100 pucks a day and just by virtue of that repetition he will get better.”
Leslie Treff writes at Hockey’s Future that Hrivik has “outstanding size, good speed and excellent passing skills.”
Hrivik has nine points in 12 December games for the Whale.
On the first day of training camp for the Whale, Jim Schoenfeld was asked about Marek Hrivik who signed an entry-level deal with the Rangers following a tryout with the Whale last season.
Schoenfeld said, “He got everyone’s attention with his play last season when there was more on the line. He was arguably one of the best playoff performers. Now it’s a matter of continued improvement and working on every facet to his game. His head is a bit ahead of others. He thinks that half step ahead, he knows what he is going to do with the puck before he gets it. He has good size, good puck handling ability and we see him as a legit prospect.”
Hrivik told the Rangers website that he is exited to make the jump into pro hockey, “It’s a big jump from the AHL or NHL to the Q where I played last year. It’s faster and I just need to do my job out there.”
Bob Crawford wrote at his blog, “Hrivik scored some distinctly “sniper”-type goals during his late-season audition with the Whale in the spring, and now in camp he looks determined to show that he is willing to work to get some “greasy” ones as well.”
In June Hrivik was listed as one of the Rangers top ten prospects.
He is 6-2, 185.
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The Ranger signed Marek Hrivik last May following a point per game performance in the playoffs for the Whale last season.
Hrivik, 20, went undrafted while playing for Moncton in the QMJHL where he racked up 204 points in 179 games.
Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton said at Blueshirts United, “He earned his contract. We like what we see in him, and now want to see what he shows over a full season.”
Ken Gernander thinks that the Rangers may have found a diamond in the rough with Hrivik, “You have to tip your hats to the scouts because Marek has quite a bit of skill and was a big part of our playoff run. He was one of our better playoff performers.”
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The Rangers signed winger Marek Hrivik earlier in the offseason after a big post season in Hartford with the Whale.
On Hrivik, Jeff Gorton said during a chat on the team’s website, “He was able to get into the mix a little earlier. he found some chemistry and took off from there. He was a nice find for us. He ran with it and earned a contract because of it.”
Gordie Clark said of Hrivik in a video on the Rangers website, “Here’s a guy that scored 38 goals two years ago and 32 goals last year, missing 20 games. So we’ve always kept an eye on him. Our Quebec scout Daniel Dorey had an eye on him and my western scout Ernie Gere was going through. I said, will you take a look at this guy when you’re going through. I had gone up to see him after Daniel talked about and then I said Ernie you keep an eye on him. He liked him and so then we took a shot at him at the end of the season. He’s a well rounded player, he always works. He doesn’t wanna dump a puck in that’s what I love about him. He loves to hold onto it, take a hit, but make a play and like I said he scored 38 and 32 so the goals don’t surprise me at all.”
Hrivik, 20, is 6-2, 185.
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According to Cap Geek, via jordan, the Rangers re-signed Michael Verance, 26, to a one-year deal worth $525,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL Level.
Vernace, a defenseman, was acquired with a third round pick for Wojtek Wolski.
Hrivik signed an entry-level deal that has a cap hit of $685,000 per season and $65,000 at the AHL level.
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