New York Rangers Player Power Rankings For Entire Team

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Apr 2, 2015; Saint Paul, MN, USA; New York Rangers forward Kevin Hayes (13) against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. The Rangers defeated the Wild 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

17. Kevin Klein, RD #8

One of the dark-horses for team MVP before he broke his arm was Kevin Klein.

Not only was he a stalwart on the defensive end, but he proved to be a goal-scoring machine. Putting up a remarkable nine goals on the season, each one seemed to be bigger than the last.

16. Jesper Fast, LW #19

Mar 22, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle (93) after defeating the Anaheim Ducks at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers defeated the Ducks 7 – 2. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Over the last two months the Rangers have thoroughly enjoyed the play of a few youngsters. One of these guys is most definitely Jesper Fast.

Do yourself a favor the next time you put a Rangers game on. Make it a point to focus on Fast’s effort on the forecheck. The man is a hustling machine who’s also a key element to the penalty kill.

15. J.T. Miller, RW/C #10

Much like Fast, J.T. Miller has enjoyed an extreme breakout during the second half of the NHL season.

Also similar to Fast, Miller is an effort guy who’s had everything click over the last two months. Having guys like this who are willing and able to do the dirty work is what championship teams are made of.

14. Keith Yandle, LD #93

Keith Yandle, interestingly enough, finds himself as the No. 14 player. This is not an indictment on Yandle. This is only proof that this Rangers team is no joke.

Yandle will prove very valuable for the power play during the playoffs. As long as he doesn’t turn the puck over in critical situations, he’ll remain a key cog in the Rangers success.

13. Kevin Hayes, C #13

If Marshawn Lynch is “Beastmode” in the NFL, than Kevin Hayes is his counterpart in hockey.

At 22-years old, the Boston College product is dripping with talent which is slowly but surely revealing itself during the 2014-15 season. 16 goals and 27 assists isn’t bad for a rookie season.

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