LW, WILL CUYLLE:
I haven’t seen enough to give him a grade as he’s only appeared in two games, but getting into a scrap with Vegas Golden Knights enforcer Keegan Kolesar shows he’s not afraid to mix it up, which coaches love in 21-year-olds like these. Cuylle is expected to begin the second half with the big club after the organization prohibited from attending the AHL all-star game, which he was selected too.
He was brought here to provide physicality and he’s done that. However, it’s time for the 23-year-old to net his first career point, let alone a goal.
RW, JULIEN GAUTHIER
You may be wondering why the guy who’s notorious for having everything you would want in a hockey player sans the ability to finish his chances gets an “A “from me, but it’s because he’s done everything asked of him in his bottom six roles.
The six goals and nine points in 35 games is a career-high and is respectable for someone who gets a mere 8:21 of ice time per contest.
The 25-year-old has likely done enough to convince Rangers brass to bring him back on a bridge deal this Summer when he hits the market as a restricted free agent.