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)
Larry Brooks wrote that while Vesey seemed to wear down during the season half of the season he seems "born for playoff hockey." (NY Post)
Brooks writes of Vesey "this one is a keeper." (NY Post)
Adam Rotter: Vesey didn't put up a lot of points against Montreal but he sure looked like a player capable of doing so. His overall game in the playoffs was better than it had been in a while and the edge he played with was certainly a nice thing to see from a player mostly known for his skill. He didn't look out of place in the playoffs and while he's probably 7th or 8th on the depth chart in terms of forwards that the Rangers need to play well, I wouldn't be surprised if we saw Vesey net a few big goals.