Rangers Re-Call F Vinni Lettieri From Hartford Wolf Pack

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Following the loss of Chris Kreider to a mysterious “upper-body injury” that caused him not to return to last night’s 1-0 victory over the Washington Capitals, the Rangers have officially re-called Vinni Lettieri from the Hartford Wolf Pack.

The re-call isn’t very reassuring that whatever is ailing Kreider is a short-term issue, but an update is expected after practice today.

In the meantime, Lettieri, who has been one of Hartford’s most productive players, could skate in his first NHL contest as early as tomorrow night against the Red Wings. In 31 games with the Wolf Pack this season, Lettieri leads the team in goals (12) and is third in points (21). He is also tied for fifth in goals scored and tenth in points scored by AHL rookies.

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  1. Myusername
    I think hes slightly better than a 50 point player though. Hes in his prime at this point. Either way it's all kinda moot now

    I guess. I mean, based on his P/GP progression, he's probably exactly that. 0.56, 0.58, 0.54, 0.71, 0.59 P/GP, in that order, over the last five years. Last year appears to be the anomaly.
    I watched him for years at the U of Minnesota, where he started off as one of the less heralded recruits on a team that always has a lot of high draft picks and ended up as the most productive offensive player on the squad. As Larry Brooks points out, he shoots the puck, and he'll have guys here like Buch, Z93, Z36, and JT who can get you the puck the way no AHL teammates can. I was very pleased when they signed him last spring. If you arrive at a door at the same time as Vinny, he's not going to say "but you first."
    Phil in Absentia
    If he was, it was marginal. He was on pace for 24 goals and just under 50 points. 0.6 P/GP. Down from 0.7 P/GP last season (finished 28-25-53).

    I think hes slightly better than a 50 point player though. Hes in his prime at this point. Either way it's all kinda moot now
    Phil in Absentia
    If he was, it was marginal. He was on pace for 24 goals and just under 50 points. 0.6 P/GP. Down from 0.7 P/GP last season (finished 28-25-53).

    Phil ...P.S. i would add to that a virtual assist for every time he gets in front of the net and screens the goalie/creates a distraction and the puck goes in, and then you might have a 60+ point projection. That’s how I see it anyway. Hope he recovers soon.
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    Myusername
    Put up similar numbers to Kreider in both college and AHL... will be interesting to see what he can do.
    Going to miss Kredier, but he's been a little bit of a disappointment this season. Let him recover slowly

    If he was, it was marginal. He was on pace for 24 goals and just under 50 points. 0.6 P/GP. Down from 0.7 P/GP last season (finished 28-25-53).
    Put up similar numbers to Kreider in both college and AHL... will be interesting to see what he can do.
    Going to miss Kredier, but he's been a little bit of a disappointment this season. Let him recover slowly
    I loved what I saw of him in training camp and wanted him to make the team out of camp. I'm excited to see what he brings with the big boys! I think it's going to be really good.