LOS ANGELES – The Rangers selected 16 skaters – 12 forwards and four defensemen – in the three drafts between 2014 and 2016, making the team not a first-rounder. Of those 16 skaters, Tim Gettinger has played most of the NHL and Rangers. That would be a total of 11. That’s not great, Bob. Nor is it the fact that Gettinger scored a total of NHL career assists by helping Jacob Trouba in Ottawa on November 22, 2019.
Until Saturday, Gettinger had played unforgettable roles in his past nine games. The 23-year-old has also forgotten he was involved in his first NHL game of the season on Jan. 2, when he played 12:10 in the Rangers 4-1 win over Tampa Bay at the Garden.
Before the Rangers’ 3-1 loss to the Kings on Monday, the 141st-overall pick of 2016 “would have been the last year.” “The previous year.”
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Gettinger did not achieve all of that, skating alongside Greg McKegg in the center and Ryan Reeves in the right. But the 6-foot-6, 218-pounder impressed with his Wolf Pack-mates in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Anaheim, working his part to establish himself as a net-forward throughout the match. Low cycle cycle in the acquisition and disruptive unit in the neutral zone.
In fact, Gettinger set the screen blind to Anthony Stollarz, which created a one-man traffic jam in the final seconds of the third period with Ryan Lindgren’s 3-1 win in the middle of the third period, forcing Netminder to make an excellent save on linemate Johnny Brodzinski. From a distance of 40 feet. Gettinger broke the Ducks’ rush in the neutral zone in the first period, which triggered an odd-man rush and defied the Stollarge Baron.
“Being so tall, I always try to go to the net and hurt myself,” Gettinger said. “I, mo [Morgan Barron] And Johnny has played with each other before and we know what to do to get into the team.
“We wanted to work hard and be physical. That’s what we were able to do. I think there is definitely a level of comfort to work with them.
Gettinger received four NHL games in 2018-19 and two each in the following three seasons. Leftists have recorded 35 points (17-18) in 44 games with the Wolf Pack over the past two seasons, after posting 44 points (30-14) in 117 games in their first two AHL seasons. .
“I’m up for it. I see what these guys called the NHL and what’s called everyday er,” said Gettinger, the OHL two-time 30-goal scorer. “Whether I’m in Hartford or up here, I build my game and do what I can. Every time I come here I feel more and more comfortable. I need to keep on building.