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.