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Jesper Fast | Winger

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
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Jesper Fast's status for Game 1 Thursday night is unclear.
He didn't take part in the team's morning skate and his absence was described as a "maintenance morning" by coach Alain Vigneault. Fast played three games with the Rangers during his NHL stint to end the regular season and he's expected to play in the playoffs if he's available. Apr 17 - 3:01 PM

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Jesper Fast has been called up by the Rangers.

He has registered 17 goals and 34 points in 48 games with AHL Hartford. "I like his hockey sense, his speed, his willingness to play at both ends of the rink," coach Alain Vigneault said. "For the past month, I've been told over and over again that he's playing really, really well."
Apr 7 - 3:12 PM

Jesper Fast has been sent down to the minors.

The Rangers needed to clear up a roster spot for Carl Hagelin, who is expected to return from a shoulder injury. Fast has no points in eight games with the Rangers this season.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 10:23:00 AM

Jesper Fast might end up playing in Thursday's contest against Anaheim.

Fast will be inserted into the lineup if Rick Nash (head) is unable to play. Nash left Tuesday's game because he wasn't feeling well and he had a headache after absorbing a high hit, but it's not yet clear if he has a concussion.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 08:49:00 AM

Jesper Fast could play Monday on the fourth line.

Fast started Game 1 of the regular season on the third line with Brian Boyle and Taylot Pyatt but that spot will be taken by the returning Ryan Callahan. Either Fast of Arron Asham will play on the fourth line with coach Alain Vigneault making the decision to play a skilled player like Fast or using the brawn of Asham against the big and tough Kings. Stay tuned as Fast may be better off getting a lot of ice time in the AHL.
Source: NY Post
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 09:19:00 AM

The New York Rangers will keep Jesper Fast on their roster as they head into the regular season.

Fast beat out Oscar Lindberg and Chris Kreider and will start the season as a bottom six forward. Fast had 18 goals and 35 points in 47 games in the highly regarded Swedish Elite League. The 22-year-old may not have much fantasy value this season as a bottom-six forward but could become a bigger scorer in a few seasons. Leave him on the waiver wire for now and watch him.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 08:16:00 AM

Jesper Fast impressed the Rangers brass with his performance Tuesday.

Although the Swedish winger is an offensive threat, he actually threw a nice hit in his first shift and stickhandled nicely during the game. Fast was not happy with a part of his game as he thought he had difficulty keeping the puck in the corner when a defenseman approached. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 2010 draft but had 18 goals and 35 points in 47 games in the highly regarded Swedish Elite League. Keep an eye on him as he is likely to start the season in the minors.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 11:18:00 AM

Jesper Fast practiced with the New York Rangers on Tuesday for the first time.

Fast signed a two-way contract with the Rangers over the summer but recently traveled to North America after his Swedish Elite League season ended. There had been speculation that Fast's presence could mean a demotion for either J.T. Miller or Chris Kreider, but coach John Tortorella cautioned that Tuesday's practice doesn't mean much of anything. "We just want to take a look at him, and we got a chance to talk before practice just to say hello. So that’s all that is. We don’t know where it goes," Tortorella said. Stay tuned.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 02:31:00 PM

Jesper Fast could join the Rangers by the "middle of next week," according to the New York Post's Larry Brooks.

Fast, the team's sixth-round pick from the 2010 draft, has played in the Swedish Elite League the past three seasons. The speedy winger broke out this year with 18 goals and 17 assists in 47 games, plus five more points in the playoffs. He just needs clearance from the Swedish Ice Hockey Association because he's a candidate to play in the World Championships, which start in May. With the Rangers looking to add some offense, Fast could immediately find himself with at least a third-line role. Fast carries a $900,000 cap hit.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 09:55:00 AM

Jesper Fast will spend the 2012-13 campaign in Sweden.

Fasth had five goals and 16 points in 21 Swedish Elite League games in 2011-12. "He's got a lot of talent, he's quick, he can really shoot the puck, he can move it — he’s a guy we’re really high on," assistant GM Jeff Gorton said. "He's going to play in Sweden one more year and then come over, but we just got him signed and he's definitely somebody I would say (is) under the radar." He'll be worth keeping an eye on during the Rangers' training camp in 2013.
Sat, Jun 23, 2012 10:59:00 AM

The Rangers and Jesper Fast agreed to an entry-level deal.

Fast, who was the Blueshirts’ sixth-round pick in 2010, was lost for three months this season with a fractured ankle. Limited to 21 games for HV71 of the Swedish Elite League, he was 5-11-16.
Tue, May 29, 2012 04:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3Dominic Moore
4Chris Mueller
LW1Chris Kreider
2Carl Hagelin
3J.T. Miller
4Tanner Glass
5Matthew Lombardi
6Nick Tarnasky
7Chris Bourque
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Rick Nash
4Lee Stempniak
5Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Dan Boyle
4Marc Staal
5Kevin Klein
6John Moore
7Matt Hunwick
8Mike Kostka
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot