The Rangers top nine prospects according to The Hockey News Future Watch

MSG Bridges RangersThe 2015 Future Watch issue of The Hockey News is out and Pavel Buchnevich assumes the role of the Rangers top prospect after Anthony Duclair was traded.

Buchnevich is ranked 63rd overall and is the only current Rangers prospect in the top 75. Duclair was ranked 17th overall.

Following Buchnevich is:

JT Miller and Jesper Fast have graduated from last year’s list.

Dylan McIlrath (5), Danny Kristo (7) and Boo Nieves (10) are not on the list.

Including Duclair the Rangers are ranked 24th in the NHL, 6 spots ahead of last year.

Read: The Rangers being near the bottom of the league in prospect rankings

RangersHockey’s Future has ranked the Rangers 28th in the NHL in terms of their team prospect rankings. (Hockey’s Future)

They say that the Rangers have a handful of “speedy, highly skilled forwards” with a player like Anthony Duclair showing “dynamic potential.” (Hockey’s Future)

In terms of their weaknesses, they say that there is a “sharp drop” in defensive talent after Brady Skjei, Dylan McIlrath and Mat Bodie and that the Rangers still need to add depth at center. (Hockey’s Future)

They have the Rangers top five prospects as Skjei, Pavel Buchnevich, Duclair, JT Miller and Brandon Halverson.

The Hockey News had the Rangers ranked 30th in the spring and ESPN had them ranked 28th in August.

Hockey’s Future had the Rangers at 23rd in the Spring after putting them at 27th in the Fall.

Read: How the Rangers rank in the top 60 prospects

RangersThree NHL.com writers and three anonymous scouts compiled a list of the top 60 prospects in the NHL and Kevin Hayes (49th) was the only Rangers prospect to make the list. (NHL.com)

They say that the question with Hayes is how long it will take him to adjust from college hockey to pro hockey. (NHL.com)

Hayes was listed on four of the six lists, rankings 13th, 59th, 59th and 50th. (NHL.com)

Other Rangers prospects who received votes included: (NHL.com)

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Read: The three Rangers prospects in the top 120 in the NHL

McKeen’s Hockey Yearbook has a list of the top 120 prospects in the NHL.

The Rangers have three prospects in the top 120:

Last season Miller was ranked 40th, Skjei was ranked 90th and Hayes wasn’t ranked.

In 2012, McKeen’s had Chris Kreider (6th), Dylan McIlrath (65th), Miller (75th) and Brady Skjei (82).

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Read: A reshuffled Rangers top 20 prospects

9/1/14 | 8:44PM:Brady Skjei has taken over the top spot in the Rangers top 20 prospect rankings and is followed by Pavel Buchnevich and Anthony Duclair. (Hockey’s Future)

Newly signed Kevin Hayes debuts on the list at 6. (Hockey’s Future)

Former number one prospect Danny Kristo has dropped to eighth as younger players have passed him and because of his up and down season last year. (Hockey’s Future)

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Read: Looking at another version of the Rangers top 10 prospects (Updated with Kevin Hayes)

8/21/14 | 2:40PM: Pronman has newly signed Kevin Hayes ranked SIXTH behind Oscar Lindberg. (ESPN Insider)

8/19/14 | 10:45AM: Corey Pronamn of ESPN Insider lists Pavel Buchnevich as the Rangers top prospect followed by Anthony Duclair and Danny Kristo. (ESPN Insider)

Last year, Pronman has the Rangers top prospects as Chris Kreider, Danny Kristo, Pavel Buchnevich and Michael St. Croix.

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