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.
Vigneault said that Vesey's goal was a "great shot and a great play" and that he was able to beat one of the top goalies in the league.
Dave Maloney said that Vesey was the most energetic player from the start of the game and scored a "brilliant goal."
Vesey said that he is still adjusting to the schedule of being a pro after being on the same schedule for four years at Harvard. (NY Post)
He said that he has had chances over the past few weeks that the puck hasn't gone in for him. He added that he just needs to "bear down" and be confident with the puck. (NY Post)
Vesey said that he is just learning the process of being a pro and that his focus is on bringing energy and to "keep skating." (NY Post)
Adam Rotter: This is the process with Vesey and he will go up and down the Rangers lineup as he tries to find his consistency as a rookie. I think that 20 goals is possible for Vesey but that ultimately he will still end up around 30-35 points. With improved play from other players and the surprise of Michael Grabner, the Rangers have been fortunate to not need Vesey's production as much as they may have expected, but you can see the potential in his game. A goal like he scored last night shows the kind of impact player he can be and how important he is to the Rangers future.