NHL 19: New York Rangers Player Ratings, Roster & Top Prospects

Can you take the New York Rangers to glory with this roster?


(Image Source: EA Sports)

The New York Rangers can still be classed as a rebuilding team but, their rebuild hasn’t been as aggressive as others who have stripped their roster and sunk down the standings. Instead, the Rangers have targeted players in their early-to-mid-20s to build their new team around while phasing out some of their veterans. In a few years, they’ll have an experienced set of very strong, still quite young players who have enough experience to lead the team to the playoffs, once the surrounding cast has improved. 

Mika Zibanejad, Center, 85 OVR

Age: 25
Role: Two-Way
Height: 188cm
Weight: 103kg
Shoots: Right
Best Stats: 89 Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Mika Zibanejad, still only 25-years-old, is set to become one of the Rangers’ top players down the line and is already their top-rated forward on NHL 19. A true two-way center, the only element that the Swede needs to improve on is his work in the duel, for which he has been given a 79 in the game. With plenty of strength, good puck, skating, and shooting skills, as well as an 86 for defensive awareness and 88 for offensive awareness, Zibanejad is a great player to have in your top-six. 

Brady Skjei, Defenseman, 84 OVR

Age: 24
Role: Two-Way
Height: 191cm
Weight: 96kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 89 Speed. 88 Stick Checking, Acceleration, Slap 
Shot Power

Brady Skjei is very much a defense-first defenseman, caring little for being a part of the offense at the other end of the ice. However, for what Skjei lacks in point scoring, the blueliner is very good at moving the puck and being mobile, boasting great speed despite his 191cm, 96kg frame. As the team around him improves, he’ll begin to be rated among the more valuable defensive defensemen in the NHL. 

Henrik Lundqvist, Goaltender, 88 OVR

Age: 36
Role: Hybrid
Height: 185cm
Weight: 82kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 91 Glove Low, Stick Low. 90 Angles, Breakaway, Five Hole, Poise, Poke Check, Rebound Control, Recover, Endurance, Vision 

Henrik Lundqvist is already a legend for the New York Rangers and in the NHL as a whole, winning so many games by himself at times. With a weaker, developing team around him in recent years, his numbers have predictably taken a hit, but his 35 starts have still managed to pull in 15 wins and a .908 save percentage. He’ll be playing an important role for the team as they ease in the highly-rated young goalie Alexandar Georgiev, who landed a shutout earlier this season.

From the Day 1, September 13 update, this is how the New York Rangers’ first lines start. Despite the overall ratings, this is a very user-friendly top set. Kreider, Zibanejad, and Buchnevich boast a deadly combination of physical power, speed, and clinical finishing, while Skjei and Shattenkirk can be top playmakers from the blueline. Then, of course, they’re all backed up by the almighty Lundqvist and his 88 rating.

NHL 19 New York Rangers Roster

Chris Kreider (83) – Mika Zibanejad (85) – Pavel Buchnevich (83)
Brady Skjei (84) – Kevin Shattenkirk (84)
Henrik Lundqvist (88)

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Best Stats

Mats Zuccarello

85

Right Wing Playmaker

173cm

31

Left

92 Speed, Agility, Acceleration

Kevin Shattenkirk

84

Offensive Defenseman

183cm

29

Right

91 Offensive Awareness, Passing. 90 Puck Control

Chris Kreider

83

Left Wing Power Forward

191cm

27

Left

92 Strength, Balance. 89 Body Checking, Speed

Pavel Buchnevich

83

Left Wing Sniper

188cm

23

Left

88 Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Vladislav Namestnikov

83

Left Wing Playmaker

180cm

25

Left

89 Acceleration, Speed, Agility

Kevin Hayes

82

Power Forward Center

196cm

26

Left

90 Strength, Balance. 88 Slap Shot Power

Adam McQuaid

81

Defensive Defenseman

193cm

31

Right

90 Aggressiveness, Body Checking. 89 Strength, Balance

Ryan Spooner*

81

Playmaker Center

178cm

26

Left

90 Discipline. 88 Deking, Acceleration, Agility

Jesper Fast

81

Right Wing Sniper

183cm

26

Right

88 Deking, Discipline, Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Neal Pionk

79

Offensive Defenseman

180cm

23

Right

88 Slap Shot Power. 87 Wrist Shot Power. 85 Defensive Awareness, Shot Blocking, Discipline, Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Durability

Jimmy Vesey

79

Two-Way Left Wing

191cm

25

Left

86 Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Marc Staal

78

Defensive Defenseman

193cm

31

Left

90 Endurance. 87 Body Checking, Balance

Filip Chytil

77

Two-Way Center

188cm

19

Left

85 Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Durability

Tony DeAngelo

77

Offensive Defenseman

180cm

22

Right

89 Deking. 88 Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Slap Shot Power

Brendan Smith

76

Defensive Defenseman

188cm

29

Left

87 Slap Shot Power. 85 Stick Checking, Balance, Endurance, Aggressiveness, Body Checking, Durability, Strength, Wrist Shot Power

Cody McLeod

75

Left Wing Grinder

188cm

34

Left

91 Aggressiveness. 90 Body Checking. 88 Strength, Balance

Lias Andersson

73

Center Sniper

180cm

19

Left

85 Hand-Eye, Speed. 84 Acceleration, Offensive Awareness

Alexandar Georgiev

78

Hybrid Goaltender

183cm

22

Left

85 Agility, Speed. 84 Vision, Durability, Stick Low, Glove Low

*Ryan Spooner traded to the Edmonton Oilers on November 16th.

Ryan Gropp, Left Wing, 68 OVR

Age: 21
Role: Power Forward
Height: 191cm
Weight: 87kg
Shoots: Left
Potential: Top 9 
med

Ryan Gropp is an interesting prospect for the New York Rangers, boasting speed, strength, and power. But, the Rangers’ left wing is well-stocked with varied skill sets, with Chris Kreider already a strong power forward and only 27-years-old. But, given his size and attributes, Gropp could become a strong option as a scratch to bring in when your strategies switch to a more physical, suffocating style of play against flair-filled teams.

Brett Howden weighs in as the Rangers’ most exciting young prospect, with Calle Sjalin and Ty Ronning potentially coming along well if given ample opportunities in the AHL and NHL when the time is right. Other than those three, though, there’s not a lot to be excited about here. 

NHL 19 New York Rangers Top Prospects

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Potential

Jacob Ragnarsson

54

Offensive Defenseman

183cm

18

Left

Top 6 med

Nils Lundkvist

56

Two-Way Defenseman

180cm

18

Right

Top 6 med

Nico Gross

57

Defensive Defenseman

180cm

18

Left

7th D med

Lauri Pajuniemi

56

Two-Way Right Wing

180cm

19

Right

Bottom 6 med

Joey Keane

57

Defensive Defenseman

185cm

19

Right

Top 6 med

Calle Sjalin

61

Two-Way Defenseman

185cm

19

Left

Top 4 low

Ty Ronning

62

Right Wing Sniper

175cm

20

Right

Top 6 low

Tarmo Reunanen

62

Offensive Defenseman

180cm

20

Left

AHL Top 2 med

Libor Hajek

63

Defensive Defenseman

188cm

20

Left

Top 6 med

Sean Day

64

Two-Way Defenseman

188cm

20

Left

Top 6 med

Tim Gettinger

66

Left Wing Power Forward

196cm

20

Left

Bottom 6 med

Brett Howden

66

Two-Way Center

185cm

20

Left

Top 6 med

Brandon Crawley

66

Defensive Defenseman

183cm

21

Left

7th D med

Dominik Lakatos

66

Left Wing Playmaker

180cm

21

Left

Bottom 6 med

Gabriel Fontaine

64

Playmaker Center

185cm

21

Left

Bottom 6 med

Brandon Halverson

67

Hybrid Goaltender

193cm

22

Left

Backup low

Want to share your opinion? Why not Write For Us?


admin

0 Comments