Mar 30, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers forward Carl Hagelin (62) skates against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers Carl Hagelin: Player Report Card

Player Name:

Carl Hagelin

Position:

Forward- Left Wing and top Penalty Killing Unit

Personal Stats:

Height: 5′ 11″

Weight: 176lbs

Shoots: Left

Season Numbers:

Games Played: 72

Points: 33

Goals: 17

Assists: 16

Shots on Goal: 144

Hits: 78

Blocked Shots: 23

Penalties In Minutes (PIM): 44

Average Time On Ice (TOI): 15:32

Strengths:

Hagelin is one of the fastest skaters on the ice for the New York Rangers. His season started considerably late, after having a longer than expected recovery from off-season labrum surgery.  While former head coach, John Tortorella, didn’t like to use him on the power play, Hagelin is a huge part of the penalty killing unit with Brian Boyle. Hagelin is a quiet player who has put up fairly consistent numbers on a monthly basis and is key in puck races, using his speed to get to the puck first. Hagelin is very skilled on his feet and rarely loses an edge or falls down. He uses his skating ability to get around defenders and get the puck on net whenever possible.

Weaknesses:

Hagelin is often more of a reactive player and less of a proactive player. He tends to follow the lead of his line mates and doesn’t create plays on his own. This is only Hagelin’s third season in the NHL and he is still learning and growing as a hockey player, though he will get there soon.

Post Season Prediction:

Hagelin will continue to be the same solid player on the ice and he will gain some much needed post season experience. He will continue to be a major factor when the Rangers are short-handed and he will play his hardest no matter what. He will play with urgency and he will hustle from puck drop to the final horn. Hagelin registered his first hat trick of his career this year and has been hungry for more ever since.

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