Vitali Yeremeyev, the 25 year old goalie from Kazakhstan, has had a superb first season in North America. He started the year in the ECHL, then moved up to the AHL and was dominant there, and now he finds himself in the NHL wearing a 3rd different jersey this season.
Yeremeyev’s NHL debut came a few weeks ago as he relieved Kirk McLean in a 4-3 loss against the Hurricanes. But Yeremeyev got his first chance to start a game yesterday when goalie Mike Richter was unable to go because he had fluid drained from his surgically repaired knee a few days earlier. The game wasn’t a memorable one for Yeremeyev, as the Rangers put forth one of their worst efforts of the season in a 4-1 loss to the Bruins at the FleetCenter.
It all started 33 seconds into the game when Bill Guerin took an innocent shot from the sideboards that Yeremeyev deflected away with his stick, but the puck hit off Brian Leetch in front and trickled right back into the net. Since Yeremeyev doesn’t speak English, the lack of communication showed. Guerin scored another one, this time 13:49 into the 1st period. Guerin was allowed to stand right in front of the goalie and tap in a pass from behind the net to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead. The Rangers defense just stood there and didn’t even make an attempt to knock Guerin down or not give him position. Radek Dvorak was able to put the Rangers on the board when he scored 17 seconds into 2nd period. But with the Rangers on the power play a few minutes later, the Bruins were able to score again. The third goal was another mista Read more»
Nr. 1 Marcel Goc
Nr. 2 Thomas Greilinger
Nr. 3 Christian Ehrhoff
Nr. 4 Christoph Schubert
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Welcome Fans. Please meet the Rangers top 30 prospects…
1. Pavel Brendl - Premier goal scorer who is a superstar in the making. Arguably the current best prospect in the NHL, Brendl flashed his talents on the World stage, leading the Czech Republic to the gold medal in the 2001 World Junior Championships with 4 goals and 6 assists in 7 games.
2. Mike Mottau - Surefire future top 3 defenseman in the NHL. Is currently rounding out his game in Hartford. An offensive-minded defenseman who loves to hit and play physical and a future power play Quarterback.
3. Jamie Lundmark - A hardworking, high-scoring center. Lundmark was traded to Seattle of the WHL early in the season and has turned that whole entire team around and now they are on their way to becoming legitimate playoff contenders. A future captain in the NHL, Lundmark plays with a lot of heart and has a great work ethic.
4. Johan Holmqvist - Although Vitali Yeremeyev has been the most surprising Rangers goalie prospect this year, the future still remains in the hands of Holmqvist. He’s only 22 and is having a very solid year in Hartford of the AHL.
5. Tomas Kloucek - Currently playing in the NHL with the Rangers, Tomas has a bright future ahead of him. A future top 4 defenseman, Kloucek plays a steady stay-at-home defensive game and very rarely makes a mistake on the ice. Brian Leetch was quoted as saying about Kloucek, “He’s going to be one heck of a hockey player.”
6. Jason Labarbera - Don’t let the numbers fool you. Labarbera has playe Read more»
Week Of 12/31/00 to 1/12/01
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Pavel Brendl Calgary WHL 26 29 23 52 24 21 Czech WJC 7 4 6 10 8 8
This Week: 3 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 3 P, 4 PIM, +2
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Jamie Lundmark Seattle WHL 20 17 17 34 19 3 Canada WJC 7 4 3 7 6 4
This Week: 3 GP, 2 G, 0 A, 2 P, 4 PIM, +3
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Filip Novak Regina WHL 40 13 28 41 42 20
This Week: 5 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 4 P, 4 PIM, +6
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Garret Bembridge Saskatoon WHL 42 27 23 50 16 -15
This Week: 5 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 3 P, 0 PIM, Even
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Evgeny Gusakov Baie-Comeau QMJHL 33 11 20 31 68 +5
This Week: 1 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 P, 0 PIM, Even
Player Team League GP G A P PIM +/- Premsyl Duben Baie-Comeau QMJHL 23 0 7 7 24 -5
This Week: No Games Played Read more»