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Jimmy Vesey will return to the Rangers lineup tomorrow in Winnipeg. according to Alain Vigneault. (NYR)

Vesey spoke after practice today and said (NYR):

  • "I've felt good for a couple of days now. I came in yesterday and passed the baseline test and everything like that, I am good to go and excited to play tomorrow."
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Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) shoots the puck on Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom (25) during a shoot out at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) shoots the puck on Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom (25) during a shoot out at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

2/9 | Vigneault said on Friday, "Jimmy skated today, where that puts us, he had a non-contact sweater yesterday. I would say that he is coming along but I haven't talked to Rammer today but I know he skated this morning." (SNY)

2/8/18 | 6:27PM: Vigneault said that Vesey is going through the different steps of the protocol, skated in a non-contact jersey on Thursday and would need a full/contact practice before returning.(NYR)

2/7/18 | 11:59AM: Alain Vigneualt said on Wednesday that Vesey skated this morning. (NYR)

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Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) scores the game winning goal on Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom (25) during a shoot out at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) scores the game winning goal on Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom (25) during a shoot out at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

4:57PM: The NHL Department of Player safety announced that Forsberg has been suspended for three games due to interference on Vesey.

The video noted that Forsberg delivered a "late, high hit" that made "substantial head contact."

They noted that Vesey suffered an injury on the play.

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Nov 8, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal (18) stretches during warmups prior to the game against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Nov 8, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal (18) stretches during warmups prior to the game against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

11:24PM: Alain Vigneault said of the hits (MSG):

  • Updates on Vesey and Staal, "they both took shots to the head. They were held off and we will know more tomorrow."
  • On the hits, "my opinion is that it's very hard to figure certain things out from game to game. I'm just gonna leave it at that otherwise I will get myself in trouble."

11:12PM: On MSG, Dave Maloney said of hit on Staal, "I thought that the Emelin hit with Staal, unfortunately for Marc he got himself into a bit of an awkward spot. He looked like he was on his way down and then comes Emelin. The point of contact looked to be shoulder to head, head to glass and I think you can make the case that he was off the ice at the point of contact. That one I think is 50/50."

On the hit on Vesey, Dave said "the one that was egregious to me was Forsberg. I remember thinking right at the point of the hit that it sure looked like the point of contact was the elbow and I would even argue that it was borderline late. I thought that at best case the officiating was mediocre."

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Jan 7, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) skates with the puck during the third period of play against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports (Stephen R. Sylvanie)
Jan 7, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) skates with the puck during the third period of play against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports (Stephen R. Sylvanie)

Alain Vigneault said on Friday that with the injury to Pavel Buchnevich, Jimmy Vesey will get another opportunity to play a bigger role.

He said that Vesey has been begging for more ice time, needs to elevate his game and will get a chance to skate with Mika Zibanejad and Rick Nash.

Vigneault made similar comments about Vesey when Chris Kreider was injured.

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Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Pearson (70) scores behind New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Michael Owen Baker/AP)
Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Pearson (70) scores behind New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Michael Owen Baker/AP)

David Desharnais and Jimmy Vesey put the Rangers ahead early with first-period goals, but the team subsequently failed to score en route to a 4-2 loss to the Kings on Sunday night in Los Angeles.  >> Box score


First period:

  • 3:53 NYR David Desharnais (Power Play); Assists: Tony DeAngelo, Vinni Lettieri
  • 7:12 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Brady Skjei

Second period:

  • 0:30 LAK Jake Muzzin (Power Play); Assists: Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar
  • 6:13 LAK Michael Amadio (Power Play); Assists: Alec Martinez
  • 10:22 LAK Tanner Pearson (Power Play); Assists: Alec Martinez, Michael Amadio 

Third period:

  • 19:42 LAK Trevor Lewis (ENG); Assists: Drew Doughty
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Jimmy Vesey scored for the Rangers last night and has 11 points in the past 21 games.

Vesey's goal was his 9th of the season and tied the game for the Rangers at 1.

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Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) shoots the puck on Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom (25) during a shoot out at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) shoots the puck on Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom (25) during a shoot out at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Jimmy Vesey has goals in two of his last three games and points in three of his last four.

He has 8 goals and 6 assists this season while averaging 13:43 per game.

Alain Vigneault mentioned Vesey's name yesterday while talking about the opportunity available with Chris Kreider injured.

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(Adam Hunger)

Jimmy Vesey and J.T. Miller tried to help fuel a late rally for the Rangers after falling behind 2-0, but the Maple Leafs held on and won, 3-2, on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. >> Box Score

First period:

  • 17:14 TOR William Nylander; Assists: Auston Matthews, Morgan Rielly 

Second period:

  • 0:50 TOR Ron Hainsey (Power Play); Assists: Morgan Rielly, Mitchell Marner
  • 2:37 NYR Jimmy Vesey
  • 11:22 TOR Auston Matthews; Assists: Zach Hyman, William Nylander

Third Period:

  • 11:25 NYR J.T. Miller; Assists: Pavel Buchnevich, Chris Kreider
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Rick Nash secured the late lead for the Rangers as they beat the Kings, 4-2, at Madison Square Garden >> Read More


First period: 

  • 10:23 NYR Chris Kreider (Power Play); Assists: Kevin Shattenkirk, David Desharnais

Second period: 

  • 3:46 LA Marian Gaborik; Assists: Jussi Jokinen
  • 14:43 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Michael Grabner

Third period:

  • 7:59 LA Torrey Mitchell; Assists: Marian Gaborik, Jussi Jokinen
  • 16:33 NYR Rick Nash; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Jimmy Vesey
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Nov 8, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Nov 8, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Jimmy Vesey scored the game tying goal in the third period as well as the game winning goal in the shootout.

Vesey spoke after the game and said (NYR Game Notes):

On the game-tying goal…"I think it was a good play all the way from our own end out. I actually ended up as the low forward in our own end and was able to pick off a puck and get it up to Haysie [Hayes] who made a nice play to Rick [Nash]. I was kind of just coming in late and might have got lost in coverage by Vancouver. Rick made a great pass and I tried to bring it to my backhand and get it up. I figured [Jacob] Markstrom might still be sliding one way."

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Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) chases the puck against Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin (33) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) chases the puck against Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin (33) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Jimmy Vesey forced overtime with a game-tying goal in the third period, then knocked in the game-winner in a shootout to fuel the Rangers to a 4-3 win over the Canucks on Sunday. >> Box score

First period

  • 7:54 VAN Loui Eriksson; Assists: Henrik Sedin

Second period

  • 7:21 VAN Jake Virtanen
  • 17:40 NYR Jesper Fast Assists: Nick Holden

Third period

  • 0:19 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Kevin Shattenkirk
  • 1:00 VAN Sam Gagner; Assists: Thomas Vanek
  • 5:05 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: Rick Nash, Kevin Hayes
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New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes controls the puck past Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes controls the puck past Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers scored once in the second period and twice in the third en route to a 3-0 win over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

  • 4:46 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: Jesper Fast, Jimmy Vesey

Third period:

  • 4:52 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: Marc Staal, Mats Zuccarello
  • 17:31 NYR Mika Zibanejad (ENG); Assists: Zuccarello, Chris Kreider
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Oct 31, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) celebrates a goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Oct 31, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) celebrates a goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

Jimmy Vesey met with the media on Monday following Rangers practice and said the following about what happened to his mouth and Saturday (NYR):

  • On what happened, "it's hard to say, it's almost like I saw the skate coming in slow motion but couldn't move out of the way. It hit me pretty hard square in the face and I knew right away that my teeth were gone. I guess the nerve was exposed and when I was breathing the air was hitting the nerve and it was really sensitive and painful."
  • On how he is feeling, "today has been the best day. Saturday night was painful and yesterday I went to the dentist again and got a couple of root canals and pretty much sat on the couch all day. Today I feel a lot better, the swelling in my lip has been really bad and once that goes down I will go back in and they will cap my teeth, should be good to go."
  • On wearing the cage, "it feels horrible now to go back to it, it's bulkier and you can't really look down, when the puck is at your feet you can't see it, it's definitely different. I don't think I will be in it that long."
  • When did you think of coming back into the game, "I knew I was going to need some sort of stitches when I was bleeding, didn't know if they would have to remove my teeth, didn't know what the deal was going to be but once we got in there I wanted to make sure they took care of the sensitivity with some Novocaine and then I was going to get back out there. The thing that delayed it a bit was the X-Rays and luckily enough they saw my teeth were in my lip on those. Glad we took those in the end."
  • "my mom was at the game and got on a 5PM train and thought that I just got stitches. She wasn't happy about the teeth."
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Nov 8, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Nov 8, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Jimmy Vesey scored two goals last night, doubling his season total to four through 17 games.

Vesey said after last night's game that he considers himself to be a goal scorer and hopes that the two "greasy" goals he scored will get him going.

He added that he is trying to consistently play with good habits such as finishing his checks and stopping in front of the net and looking for the puck.

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Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) skates against the New Jersey Devils during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) skates against the New Jersey Devils during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

Jimmy Vesey met with the media on MSG following the Rangers win over Boston and said:

  • "we've been good as a line in most games, it was good to get rewarded offensively tonight. Playing with two really good players so it's easy for me out there."
  • On his production, "I think we need contributions from all four lines and I consider myself a goal scorer, I've been that my whole life. I have had the chances in some games and it hasn't necessarily fallen for me. Got a couple of greasy ones tonight and maybe it takes off from here."
  • On his goals, "right in front of the net, trying to get good habits in my game, finishing checks, stopping in front of the net and two pucks just laying there for me but I'll take it them."
  • On defending the lead, "it's definitely nice to play ahead of teams, for a while we were on the other end of that and you don't have a lot of success that way. We've been starting games a lot better and 5 in a row now, it's definitely working for us."
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Rangers on 4-2 win over Bruins 00:00:36
Henrik Lundqvist and Jimmy Vesey break down the Rangers' 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Jimmy Vesey scored two goals 29 seconds apart to cap a three-goal first period as the Rangers defeated the Bruins, 4-2, for their fifth straight win on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score


First period:

  • 9:53 NYR Pavel Buchnevich; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Michael Grabner
  • 10:14 BOS David Pastrnak; Assists: Patrice Bergeron, Anders Bjork
  • 14:41 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: Mika Zibanejad, Buchnevich
  • 15:10 NYR Vesey; Assists: Kevin Shattenkirk, David Desharnais

Second period:

  • N/A

Third period:

  • 6:44 BOS Bergeron; Assists: Torey Krug, Pastrnak
  • 19:52 NYR Rick Nash (ENG); Assists: McDonagh
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Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) skates against the New Jersey Devils during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) skates against the New Jersey Devils during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

Jimmy Vesey has 2 goals and 1 assist through 14 games this season with 26 shots on goal and 45 shot attempts in 14:13 per game.

In his first 14 games last season, Vesey had 6 goals and 4 assists and 24 shots on goal in 14:43 per game.

Through the rest of last season, Vesey had 10 goals and 7 assists, a minus 18 rating, 92 shots and 13:24 per game.

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Ryan McDonagh and Alain Vigneault talk about the Rangers' toughness as they came from behind to defeat the Golden Knights at the Garden.

The Rangers scored four unanswered goals in the final period to beat the Vegas Golden Knights 6-4 on Tuesday  >> Box Score


First Period

  • 2:45 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: David Desharnais, Ryan McDonagh
  • 5:22 LV Oscar Lindberg; Assists: Alex Tuch, Deryk Engelland
  • 19:21 LV Reilly Smith; Assists: Jonathan Marchessault, Colin Miller

Second Period

  • 1:29 NYR Mats Zuccarello; Assists: Rick Nash, Kevin Hayes
  • 7:06 LV Reilly Smith; Assists: Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson
  • 18:59 LV David Perron (Penalty Shot)

Third Period

  • 5:31 NYR Chris Kreider (Power Play); Assists: Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello
  • 9:26 NYR Pavel Buchnevich; Assists: Mika Zibanejad
  • 14:11 NYR Mika Zibanejad (Power Play); Assists: Kevin Shattenkirk, Pavel Buchnevich
  • 18:46 NYR Michael Grabner (ENG); Assists: Jesper Fast
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New York Rangers celebrate after a goal by New York Rangers right wing Jesper Fast (17) against Nashville Predators during first period at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers celebrate after a goal by New York Rangers right wing Jesper Fast (17) against Nashville Predators during first period at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

All three of Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Hayes and Jesper Fast scored for the Rangers on Saturday against the Predators.

From the Rangers Game Preview for tonight's game against San Jose, "over the last two contests, each of the three players has posted a plus-four rating or better (Hayes - plus-five; Vesey - plus-four; Fast - plus-four), and each player has also registered at least two points (Hayes - two goals, one assist; Vesey - one goal, one assist; Fast - one goal, one assist)."

Alain Vigneault said last week that the trio is a "hard working line" where Fast and Vesey get in on the forecheck and create turnovers and that Hayes complements them well.

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Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) skates against the New Jersey Devils during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) skates against the New Jersey Devils during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

10/5/17 | 5:05PM: Vesey said that he thinks the Rangers have "four lines of skill" and that his linemates can "still bring production" to the team. (NY Post)

He added that he needs to be consistent and that is part of the process of learning what "it takes to be a good player at this level." (NY Post)

3:22PM: Asked about Vesey being on the fourth line, Alain Vigneault said that the Rangers need to be a four line team that plays with speed. He added that he expects the line of Vesey, Desharnais and Paul Carey to be effective at both ends of the ice.

10/4/17 | During practices leading up to the start of the season, Alain Vigneault has had Jimmy Vesey skating on a fourth line with David Desharnais and Paul Carey.

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Mar 18, 2017; Saint Paul, MN, USA; New York Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey (26) celebrates his goal on Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) during the second period at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports (Brace Hemmelgarn)
Mar 18, 2017; Saint Paul, MN, USA; New York Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey (26) celebrates his goal on Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) during the second period at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports (Brace Hemmelgarn)

9/17/17 | 4:57PM: Vesey spoke with the media and said (NYR):

  • "I'm stronger and I think a little bit bigger and excited for the year."
  • "Consistency, I think I showed some flashes last year where I played well for a stretch and I want to do that every night even if it's not scoring goals it's being accountable in my own zone and someone that coach can put out in any situation."

8:40AM: Jimmy Vesey said that he is hoping that his play in the playoffs last spring will help carry over into his second season. (NYR)

Alain Vigneault said that he thinks Vesey is a "gamer" and that he took the pressure of the playoffs "head on" last season.

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Mar 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) plays the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) plays the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

On Friday, Jimmy Vesey tweeted that he was heading down to New York after finishing his summer training up in the Boston area.

Today, Vesey was on the ice with his teammates during informal skates before training camp. (NYR)

Vesey spent the summer training with Kevin Hayes and also played in a summer league featuring Hayes, Jimmy Hayes, Jack Eichel, Noah Hanifin, Charlie Coyle and others from the Boston/New England area.

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Mar 18, 2017; Saint Paul, MN, USA; New York Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey (26) celebrates his goal on Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) during the second period at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports (Brace Hemmelgarn)
Mar 18, 2017; Saint Paul, MN, USA; New York Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey (26) celebrates his goal on Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) during the second period at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports (Brace Hemmelgarn)

Bill Lindsay said on the NHL Network that Jimmy Vesey needs to be better this season and to expect "bigger and better things" from him. (NHL.com)

Vesey had 16 goals and 11 assists last season with 11 goals and 8 assists in the first 48 games and then 5 goals and 3 assists in the final 32 games.

By month, Vesey's numbers were:

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Mar 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) plays the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) plays the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Jimmy Vesey was on the Spittin' Chiclets podcast this week and said the following things about his rookie season:

  • He had a "big start," the middle was "up and down" but he liked how he finished the season/playoffs and hopes to bring that momentum into next season.
  • The toughest thing for him was the mental aspect of playing so many games. He said that he was fine physically but the mental part of the game took a toll.
  • He said that it's a "process" to stay even keeled.
  • On Alain Vigneault, "everyone says that he doesn't like rookies but I think he liked me, he played me in a lot of situations. "
  • On AV, Vesey added that he felt that everything he got he deserved and that Vigneault had faith in him right away.
  • His focus this summer is on getting stronger, being tougher to play against in front of the net and puck protection.
  • He is working both on flexibility and injury prevention as well as leg and core strength this summer.
  • He spent six years learning Mandarin in high school and early in college
  • When Hayes and Vesey were working out together last summer, before Vesey signed with the Rangers, Hayes would put on songs mentioning New York all the time.
  • The first round series against Montreal was one of the most fun times he has had playing hockey

Listen to the entire interview, here.

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Feb 13, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) shoots against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Nationwide Arena. New York beat Columbus 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)
Feb 13, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) shoots against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Nationwide Arena. New York beat Columbus 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)

7/21/17 | Jimmy Vesey said during the playoffs that he still has "so much room to grow" as a player and that just going through the season and playoffs gave him confidence. (NY Post)

5/29/17 | Jimmy Vesey said toward the end of the regular season that he considered his rookie year to be "pretty good" and that he was "only going to get better" from that point forward. (NY Post)

He said that during the regular season he had some "stretches of really good hockey" but also had some "lulls." (NY Post)

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Apr 20, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) makes a save against New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) as defenseman Nathan Beaulieu (28) defends during an overtime period in game five of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports (Jean-Yves Ahern)
Apr 20, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) makes a save against New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) as defenseman Nathan Beaulieu (28) defends during an overtime period in game five of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports (Jean-Yves Ahern)

In his first career playoff round, Jimmy Vesey had 2 assists, 7 PIM, a fight, 7 shots on goal, 16 shot attempts, 11 hits and an average of 14:59.

Alain Vigneault said during the first round that he had always known Vesey as someone who played with an edge as well as a "big time player" who performed well in big moments.

Jimmy Vesey said that he has been building confidence from one game to the next and that he feels he is at his best when he is "engaged." (NY Post)

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Apr 12, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens defenseman Nathan Beaulieu (28) and New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) battle for the puck during the second period of game one of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 12, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens defenseman Nathan Beaulieu (28) and New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) battle for the puck during the second period of game one of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports (Jean-Yves Ahern)

In his first career playoff game last night, Jimmy Vesey played 11:49, had one shot on goal, one shot attempt that missed the net, 2 hits and 1 takeaway.

He played 3:08 in the first period, 3:31 in the second period and 5:10 in the third period with 10:18 coming at even strength and 1:31 coming on the PP.

He skated mostly on a line with Rick Nash and Mika Zibanejad and when he was on the ice at 5 on 5 the Rangers had 9 shot attempts for, 11 against and 5 shots on goal for and 5 against.

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New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi tangles up with Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi tangles up with Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)

Jimmy Vesey scored the go-ahead goal in the third period as the New York Rangers ended the regular season with a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 9:16 PIT Nick Bonino; Assists: Dominik Simon, Phil Kessel
  • 13:54 NYR Ryan McDonagh; Assist: Michael Grabner
  • 18:31 NYR Derek Stepan (power play); Assists: McDonagh, Mika Zibanejad

Second period:

  • 13:38 PIT Carter Rowney

Third period:

  • 7:23 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assist: Zibanejad
Tags: Derek Stepan, Jimmy Vesey, Michael Grabner, Mika Zibanejad, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ryan McDonagh
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Mar 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) plays the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) plays the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Jimmy Vesey returned to the Rangers lineup on Sunday after being scratched for Friday's loss to the Penguins.

Vesey was a minus two in 14:25 and had one shot on goal, 1 shot attempt that was missed and 1 blocked shot.

He saw 11:50 at even strength and 2:35 on the PP.

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Feb 13, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) shoots against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Nationwide Arena. New York beat Columbus 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)
Feb 13, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) shoots against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Nationwide Arena. New York beat Columbus 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)

11:25AM: Jimmy Vesey and Tanner Glass will return to the Rangers lineup tonight against the Flyers. (NYR)

Pavel Buchnevich and Matt Puempel will be scratched. (NYR)

Vesey was scratched against the Penguins but Alain Vigneault said that he would likely return tonight and that he would be part of the Rangers lineup in the playoffs.

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Nov 29, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) reacts to a goal scored by defenseman Nick Holden (not pictured) against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Nov 29, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) reacts to a goal scored by defenseman Nick Holden (not pictured) against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Jimmy Vesey skated with the extras yesterday at Rangers practice and while Alain Vigneault said that he hadn't firmly decided on his lineup he said that Vesey's spot in practice would be an "indication" on tonight.

He said that Vesey had been playing well but that Tuesday in San Jose he had an "off night" which Vigneault said was "being polite"

Vigneault said that it wasn't a big deal and that "there is no doubt in my mind that for us going into the playoffs that Jimmy is going to be in the lineup. Maybe not there for the next game but he will be there in the playoffs."

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Mar 18, 2017; Saint Paul, MN, USA; New York Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey (26) celebrates his goal on Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) during the second period at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports (Brace Hemmelgarn)
Mar 18, 2017; Saint Paul, MN, USA; New York Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey (26) celebrates his goal on Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) during the second period at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports (Brace Hemmelgarn)

Jimmy Vesey scored his first goal in 14 games last night.

Vesey last scored on 2/16 against the Islanders and has 4 goals in the past 31 games.

He had two shots on goal, 1 shot attempt blocked, 1 hit and 1 blocked shot.

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GEICO SportsNite: NYR lose 00:00:39
Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash and coach Alain Vigneault speak to the media following the Rangers' 5-2 loss to Columbus on Sunday night.

The New York Rangers lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-2, Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more

First period:

  • 1:02 CLB Alexander Wennberg; Assists: David Savard, Oliver Bjorkstrand
  • 4:07 NYR Rick Nash; Assists: Jimmy Vesey, Derek Stepan
  • 6:47 CLB Cam Atkinson (power play); Assists: Sam Gagner, Zach Werenski

Second period:

  • 9:47 CLB Wennberg; Assist: Oliver Bjorkstrand

Third period:

  • 4:12 CLB Cam Atkinson; Assist: Brandon Dubinsky
  • 19:36 CLB Josh Anderson; Assists: Scott Hartnell, William Karlsson
  • 19:59 NYR Jesper Fast; Assists: Marc Staal, Oscar Lindberg
Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Derek Stepan, Jimmy Vesey, Rick Nash
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GEICO SportsNite: Isles best NYR 00:00:24
Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh discusses the Rangers 4-2 loss to the Islanders on the road at Barclays Center.

Andrew Ladd scored twice and the Islanders extended their unbeaten streak at the Barclays Center to 10 games with a 4-2 win over the Rangers, who came into the game having won six straight. >> Read more


First period:

  • 6:23 NYR Nick Holden; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Brady Skjei

Second period:

  • 2:43 NYI Anders Lee; Assists: Josh Bailey, John Tavares
  • 6:24 NYI Andrew Ladd; Assists: Stephen Gionta

Third period

  • 3:03 NYI Nikolay Kulemin (short handed); Assists: John Tavares
  • 3:46 NYR Jimmy Vesey (power play); Assists: Brady Skjei, Rick Nash
  • 18:50 NYI Andrew Ladd (empty net); Assists: Jason Chimera
Tags: Brady Skjei, Jimmy Vesey, Mats Zuccarello, Nick Holden, Rick Nash
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Feb 14, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Islanders forward John Tavares (91) shoots the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Feb 14, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Islanders forward John Tavares (91) shoots the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

The Islanders host the Rangers at Barclays Center on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • The Islanders were throttled by the Maple Leafs on Tuesday, 7-1. The six-goal margin of defeat was the largest for the Islanders since a 6-0 loss to Minnesota on March 18, 2014.
  • The Rangers winning streak reached a season-high six games with Monday's 3-2 victory at the Blue Jackets. It is the longest winning streak by the Rangers since a run of nine games from October 25 -- November 15, 2015.
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Feb 13, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) shoots against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Nationwide Arena. New York beat Columbus 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)
Feb 13, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) shoots against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Nationwide Arena. New York beat Columbus 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)

2/15/17 | 5:21PM: Alain Vigneault said on Wednesday that Vesey has been handling the learning curve of the NHL "very well," adding "I look at the last game where he got off to, he was skating real well, playing the body and seemed like he had some good energy. Jimmy had his legs and had some jump and sparks and he was physical. He is doing exactly what we expected, that any young player does." (NYR)

2/14/17 | 12:14PM: Jimmy Vesey scored the game-winner Monday night for the Rangers -- his first goal in five games -- and has six goals and three assists in the past 35 games.

Vesey had two shots on goal and was moved up to skate with Derek Stepan and Rick Nash because Alain Vigneault said that he was skating better than Pavel Buchnevich at the time.

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Dec 17, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) celebrates with teammates after a goal in the shootout against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. The Rangers won 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports (Christopher Hanewinckel)
Dec 17, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) celebrates with teammates after a goal in the shootout against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. The Rangers won 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports (Christopher Hanewinckel)

Jimmy Vesey scored the game winning goal for the Rangers tonight at 13:28 of the third period.

From the Rangers Game Notes: "Jimmy Vesey recorded the game-winning goal, tied for the game-high with two hits, registered two shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating. He is tied for second among NHL rookies in game-winning goals this season (four), and he also ranks second on the Rangers in game-winning goals in 2016-17. He is the first Ranger who has registered four game-winning goals in his rookie season since Nigel Dawes in 2007-08. In addition, Vesey has tallied each of his last two goals against the Blue Jackets."

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New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi celebrates a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period at Nationwide Arena. (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi celebrates a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period at Nationwide Arena. (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports)

Jimmy Vesey's go-ahead goal midway through the third period propelled the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday at Nationwide Arena. >> Read more


First period:

  • 8:12 COL Brandon Dubinsky; Assists: Brandon Saad, Seth Jones

Second period:

  • 0:12 NYR Dan Girardi (short handed); Assists: Kevin Hayes, J.T. Miller

Third period:

  • 4:49 NYR Hayes; Unassisted
  • 11:53 COL Nick Foligno; Assist: David Savard
  • 13:28 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: Derek Stepan, Nick Holden  
Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Dan Girardi, Derek Stepan, J.T. Miller, Jesper Fast, Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Hayes, Nick Holden, Oscar Lindberg
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Nov 13, 2016; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey (26) waits for play to begin against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Perry Nelson)
Nov 13, 2016; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey (26) waits for play to begin against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Perry Nelson)

Jimmy Vesey scored his first goal and recorded his first point on 2017 on Tuesday against Columbus.

Vesey has 3 goals and 1 assist in the past 22 games with only 26 shots on goal and an average of 12:37 per game.

Vesey has four shots on goal, 3 against Columbus, in the past two games after playing six straight games without registering a shot on goal.

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Nov 13, 2016; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey (26) waits for play to begin against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Perry Nelson)
Nov 13, 2016; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey (26) waits for play to begin against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Perry Nelson)

 

Alain Vigneault said on Saturday that Jimmy Vesey's decrease in ice time isn't so much because of how he is playing but because of returning players like Rick NashMika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich.

Vigneault also pointed to the success of the Derek Stepan line and the Kevin Hayes line and that Vesey is going through the process of becoming a pro.

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Dec 17, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) scores past Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) in the shootout at Bridgestone Arena. The Rangers won 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports (Christopher Hanewinckel)
Dec 17, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) scores past Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) in the shootout at Bridgestone Arena. The Rangers won 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports (Christopher Hanewinckel)

1/13/17 | Vigneault said on Friday, "he is coming along, a young player that our management and scouts spoke very highly of but as with any young player you are hoping that what you are seeing in the leagues that they are playing in, that they can bring that to the NHL and Jimmy has done that. He has come in and very mature, extremely hard worker, he wants to learn, very easy to coach and getting an opportunity at this level and has been able to contribute 5 on 5 and PP and we are very happy with his progression."

1/10/17This season, Jimmy Vesey has 11 goals and 8 assists in 41 games, with a minus two rating, 66 shots on goal and an average of 14:16 per game.

In the past 21 games Vesey has 4 goals, 3 assists, a minus 7 rating, 31 shots on goal and an average of 13:46 per game.

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New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal and New Jersey Devils right wing PA Parenteau battle for a loose puck during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal and New Jersey Devils right wing PA Parenteau battle for a loose puck during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

The New Jersey Devils allowed a late game-tying goal to Derek Stepan and lost to the New York Rangers in a shootout, 3-2, Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

Tags: Adam Henrique, Brady Skjei, Chris Kreider, Damon Severson, Derek Stepan, Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Klein, Kyle Palmieri, Mats Zuccarello, Mike Cammalleri, P.A. Parenteau, Ryan McDonagh, Taylor Hall
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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers win 00:01:37
Henrik Lundqvist and Alain Vigneault discuss the Rangers' second consecutive shootout victory on Sunday against the New Jersey Devils.

Derek Stepan scored a game-tying goal late in the third period as the New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, in a shootout Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

Tags: Adam Henrique, Brady Skjei, Chris Kreider, Damon Severson, Derek Stepan, Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Klein, Kyle Palmieri, Mats Zuccarello, Mike Cammalleri, P.A. Parenteau, Ryan McDonagh, Taylor Hall
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Dec 17, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) scores past Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) in the shootout at Bridgestone Arena. The Rangers won 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports (Christopher Hanewinckel)
Dec 17, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) scores past Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) in the shootout at Bridgestone Arena. The Rangers won 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports (Christopher Hanewinckel)

In his first game in Nashville, Jimmy Vesey played 13:09, had 1 shot on goal, 5 shot attempts and was booed and serenaded with "Vesey Sucks" when he touched the puck.

Vesey told Dave Maloney after the game that he was focused on keeping things simple and not letting any "external distractions" bother him.

Vesey scored the winner in the shootout, something he told Dave Maloney "definitely felt good."

Alain Vigneault said that this was the most hostile of the three environments Vesey has played in, Nashville, Boston, Buffalo, but that he doesn't think it bothered him "one bit." (MSG)

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Jimmy Vesey spoke on MSG after the game and said:

  • On being enemy number 1 in Nashville, "probably the same. Just tried to keep it simple tonight and not let the external distractions bother me. First period was me trying to get into the game mentally and blocking that stuff out. Definitely felt good to score in the shootout."
  • On the game, "I thought it was a pretty up and down game, the ice was a little bouncy, I think because of the warm weather. A lot of chances both ways and overall a pretty good hockey game."
  • On Hayes and Nash, "we had a pretty good game, I would say that the second period was probably our best. I know that Rick scored in the first but in the second we were getting more chances and had more attempted shots, I'd say. We had a pretty good game tonight."
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New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey reacts to a goal scored by defenseman Nick Holden against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey reacts to a goal scored by defenseman Nick Holden against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Jimmy Vesey will play his first NHL game in Nashville tonight.

Vesey was a third round pick of the Predators in 2012 but didn't sign with Nashville, had his rights traded to Buffalo and then signed with the Rangers.

The Predators were holding a spot on their roster for Vesey after he finished at Harvard but Vesey told the team on March 23 that he was intending to test free agency rather than sign in Nashville.

Nashville GM David Poile said that the news was a "shocker" and that up until that phone call in March he "thought for sure" that Vesey would sign with the Preds. (Tennessean)

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Nov 13, 2016; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey (26) waits for play to begin against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Perry Nelson)
Nov 13, 2016; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey (26) waits for play to begin against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Perry Nelson)

Jimmy Vesey had a career high 7 shots on goal and a career high 8 shot attempts against Chicago on Tuesday night.

Vesey has 11 shots on goal in the past three games since returning from a one game absence due to an upper body injury.

After the game last night, Joe Micheletti said that Vesey's play sent a message to the coaches that he wanted more ice time.

Micheletti said that Vesey played a "big man's game, a courageous game" and went hard to the net and made plays.

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New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal and New Jersey Devils right wing PA Parenteau battle for a loose puck during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal and New Jersey Devils right wing PA Parenteau battle for a loose puck during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

The New Jersey Devils lost their third straight game when they fell to the New York Rangers 5-0 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 16:43 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Kevin Klein

Second period:

  • 16:07 NYR J.T. Miller (short handed); Assist: Kevin Hayes
  • 19:57 NYR Brady Skjei; Assists: Derek Stepan, Oscar Lindberg

Third period:

  • 6:04 NYR Brandon Pirri (power play); Assists: Kreider, Ryan McDonagh
  • 18:42 NYR Jimmy Vesey (power play); Assists: Nick Holden, Pirri
Tags: Brandon Pirri, Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan, J.T. Miller, Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Hayes, Kevin Klein, Mats Zuccarello, Nick Holden, Oscar Lindberg, Ryan McDonagh
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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers win 00:01:11
Alain Vigneault and Antti Raanta discuss the Rangers' 5-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.

Five different New York Rangers scored as they beat the New Jersey Devils 5-0 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 16:43 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Kevin Klein

Second period:

  • 16:07 NYR J.T. Miller (short handed); Assist: Kevin Hayes
  • 19:57 NYR Brady Skjei; Assists: Derek Stepan, Oscar Lindberg

Third period:

  • 6:04 NYR Brandon Pirri (power play); Assists: Kreider, Ryan McDonagh
  • 18:42 NYR Jimmy Vesey (power play); Assists: Nick Holden, Pirri
Tags: Brandon Pirri, Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan, J.T. Miller, Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Hayes, Kevin Klein, Mats Zuccarello, Nick Holden, Oscar Lindberg, Ryan McDonagh
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