Jimmy Vesey said recently that he is looking forward to "somewhat of a fresh start" this season under David Quinn.
Vesey said that consistency has been "big" for him and that he has had both good and quieter stretches.
He said, "I've gone from a younger guy on the team to pretty much one of the older guys. I want to step up my game and be more consistent and develop into a leader for this team."
Adam Rotter: Both Vesey and the Rangers are looking for consistency out of the former Hobey Baker winner. In the past two seasons we have seen the player that Jimmy Vesey was hyped to be. We have seen the scorer and offensive player that was expected to step right in and produce but we have also seen stretches where Vesey looks like a bottom-six forward and more of a spare type of player. He will need to earn a spot in the top-six as well as consistent PP time but the opportunity is there. The Rangers certainly hope that David Quinn and a fresh start will be better for Vesey than how things were under Alain Vigneault, but a lot of that will fall on Vesey himself. He's always been a hard worker but he needs to define what kind of player he is going to be. Vigneault tried him as more of a power forward and someone who can play in front of the net and score goals that way but that may not be his best use. Vesey has good size and can play that role at times, but he's not Chris Kreider. Vesey probably needs to have the puck a bit more and use his skills to make plays and create offense. The Rangers are going to give Vesey every chance to stake his claim to being a big part of the rebuild and it will be on him to make it work.