Last night against Montreal, Tony DeAngelo played 3:45 and had one shot attempt blocked.
DeAngelo played 52 seconds in the first period and 2:53 in the second period with 2:08 coming at even strength and 1:37 on the PP.
DeAngelo did not take a shift in the third period.
In the second period DeAngelo played 1:37 on the PP and 1:16 at even strength.
The Rangers went with 7 defensemen and 11 forwards and Alain Vigneault said that he wanted to keep DeAngelo in the lineup for PP purposes last night.
On Saturday against Toronto, DeAngelo was a minus two in 12:12 and had two giveaways.
Prior to the first game of the season, Vigneault said of DeAngelo, "he is a pretty confident young man. I've really liked the decisions that he has made with the puck. His head is high, he is looking for the easy, early outlet pass and so far he has shown a knack to jump into the play. I'd like him to use his shot, he has a quick release and a good shot. I really like the tools with the puck. Defensively he is not a very big defenseman but his positioning is good, he is understanding our trigger points and I think that as we move on here he will figure them out quicker and be even more effective defensively than he has been so far."
Adam Rotter: It was a strange game for DeAngelo, who with his offensive skill certainly could have taken a shift or two up front on the fourth line. I think we might see a DeAngelo/Holden rotation for a bit before the Rangers decide to follow one direction.
Alain Vigneault said over the weekend that Holden was in the top six before he got hurt and then DeAngelo took that spot. It wouldn't at all be a shock to see Holden reclaim that sixth spot and see DeAngelo go to Hartford to work on his game.