Corey Pronman of The Athletic has a ranking of the top 100 players in the NHL under the age of 25.
Pronman cites the criteria of the list to be "based on talent assessment of who I believe will have the best NHL careers."
Players from the Rangers who are on the list include:
- 99: Jimmy Vesey
- On Vesey, Pronman says that he is "reasonably good at most of the traits you look for in a scoring forward and depending on how his overall game shakes out, he could be a 20 goal/40pt player. (The Athletic)
- 92: Pavel Buchnevich
- On Buchnevich, Pronman says that he isn't "much use" away from the puck but that he showed promise last season that he could be a "useful PP weapon." (The Athletic)
- 68: JT Miller
- On JT Miller, Pronman writes that he is a "very solid middle of the lineup forward who can play at both ends of the ice." (The Athletic)
- 65: Brady Skjei
- On Skjei, Pronman spoke to scouts who think Skjei could scored 25 to 35 points and that he skates "at an elite level" and makes "quick decisions." (The Athletic)
- 44: Mika Zibanejad
- On Zibanejad, Pronman writes that he is a valuable player with a good shot and should get an expanded role without Derek Stepan. (The Athletic)
Anthony DeAngelo was listed as an honorable mention. (The Athletic)
Adam Rotter: Those players, especially Miller, Skjei and Zibanejad are part of the Rangers new/young core that need to step up and take on bigger roles. The hope is that both Jimmy Vesey and Pavel Buchnevich will take steps this season but Miller, Skjei and, maybe most importantly, Zibanejad have taken steps and shown they can be important players but need to be consistent and take on more responsibility.