The Hockey News Future Watch issue lists the Rangers 11th in their farm team rankings and features four players in magazine’s top 62 prospects overall.
Vitali Kravtsov is ranked 5th overall, Lias Andersson 34th, Igor Shesterkin 37th and K’Andre Miller at 62.
In the past five years the Rangers overall rankings were:
- 2015: 24th
- 2016: 30th
- 2017: 29th
- 2018: 24th
- 2019: 11th
Libor Hajek, Nils Lundkvist, Adam Huska, Ryan Lindgren, Morgan Barron and Joey Keane round out the Rangers top 10 prospects.
The Future Watch issue also includes a feature on the Rangers and their rebuild.
Filip Chytil and Brett Howden are factored into the Rangers overall grade as 21-and-under NHLers but are not considered prospects anymore.
In their rankings, “A prospect doesn’t become our definition of an NHLer until he truly makes a difference in the big league.”