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Jimmy Vesey | Winger | #26

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/26/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 207
College: Harvard
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (66) / NAS
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Jimmy Vesey registered an assist in the Rangers' 4-3 loss to Buffalo on Thursday.
Vesey has recorded a point in three of his last four games. He has eight goals and 15 points in 25 contests, which is good for sixth place in the rookie scoring race. Dec 2 - 11:25 AM
Source: NY Post

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Jimmy Vesey scored a goal in the Rangers' 3-2 victory Tuesday night.

Vesey ended an eight-game stretch where he was unable to find the back of the net. The rookie forward now has eight goals and 14 points in 24 contests in 2016-17.
Source: NY Post
Nov 30 - 10:01 AM

Jimmy Vesey practiced with Mika Zibanejad and Mats Zuccarello Saturday.

Vesey has seven goals and 11 points in 18 games this season but the rookie has only one goal and nary an assist in his last six. Coach Alain Vigneault will attempt to get him going by playing him with the 'Z' boys. Chris Kreider played alongside Derek Stepan and Rick Nash as the other top-six line.
Source: NY Post
Nov 20 - 8:20 AM

Jimmy Vesey is projected to play on New York's second power-play unit Saturday night.

"He's going to play little bit of net-front and a little bit of beside the net there, so we can have a little different look," coach Alain Vigneault said. The second unit also features Mats Zuccarello, Pavel Buchnevich, Mika Zibanejad and Brady Skjei. Vesey, who was recently moved to a line with Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller, has been benched in the third period twice in the past week, but he isn't bothered by the decision. He feels like the coaches still have confidence in him because he is back on the power play.
Source: NY Post
Nov 12 - 8:45 AM

Jimmy Vesey registered an assist in the Rangers' 5-2 victory against Boston on Saturday.

Vesey has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has six goals and 10 points in 12 contests so far. He's in a four-way tie for third place in the rookie scoring race.
Source: NY Post
Nov 6 - 9:30 AM

Jimmy Vesey will get an opportunity to play in front of around 70 family members and friends when the Rangers are hosted by Boston on Saturday.

Vesey was born in Massachusetts and spent his NCAA tenure with Harvard University. This will be his first game in Boston since going pro. Vesey's career has started with a bang as he already has six goals and nine points in 11 contests.
Source: NY Post
Nov 5 - 10:53 AM

Jimmy Vesey scored a goal and two assists in Tuesday’s 5-0 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Vesey’s power play goal gave the Rangers a 2-0 lead in the first period. He also picked up assists on second period goals by Rick Nash and Kevin Hayes. Vesey now has six points in his last four contests. The rookie has an impressive six goals and nine points in 10 games this season.
Nov 1 - 9:47 PM

Jimmy Vesey had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win against Boston on Wednesday.

Vesey has four goals and five points in seven contests this season. This year's rookie crop has been amazing so far as illustrated by the fact that Vesey isn't any higher than a four-way tie for sixth place in the rookie scoring race despite his strong start.
Source: NY Post
Oct 27 - 10:57 AM

Jimmy Vesey scored back-to-back goals in the second to give the New York Rangers a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals Saturday night.

Vesey’s goals were the tying shot as well as the game winner. The Caps established an early lead with a pair of goals in the first period. Brandon Pirri put the Rangers on the board early in the second, but it was rookie Vesey that took control with the tying goal at the 11:22 minute mark and the game winner at 14:22. Rich Nash completed the scoring with an empty net goal with six seconds remaining in the game. Vesey now has three goals in five games during his first season of play.
Oct 22 - 9:58 PM

Jimmy Vesey is feeling more comfortable now that he has a few NHL games under his belt.

"Having the puck in the offensive zone, I’m not really hesitant to make a mistake," Vesey said. "Sometimes, in the beginning, you just try not to make a mistake and play it safe. I’m holding on to it more, making more plays, and I think a lot of that has come from continuing to develop chemistry with my linemates." He scored his first career goal and point on Monday.
Oct 19 - 8:49 AM

Jimmy Vesey will make his preseason debut on Thursday night.

He will play alongside Kevin Hayes and Rick Nash in his first NHL appearance. Vesey played well at the prospects tournament for the Rangers in his first test and he'll look to do the same in prime spot during the exhibition schedule.
Sep 28 - 4:28 PM

Jimmy Vesey has made a positive first impression at the Traverse City Prospects Tournament.

He recorded one goal and two assists and 10 shots in two games last week. The last game is taking place on Monday afternoon. "He's a player with good size (6-foot-2, 201 pounds) and he's been strong on the puck, has made some good plays defensively," coach Ken Gernander said. "On his goal, the puck, more or less, just went off him, but he's going to the net. You're always trying to get guys go to the net. If you can get a skilled guy who is going to those areas, it's good." Vesey wants to land a spot on the Rangers' roster going into the 2016-17 season
Sep 19 - 3:45 PM

Calgary Flames President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke says college free agents rarely make a big impact in the NHL, but he admits Jimmy Vesey could be different.

"If you look at the college free agents, they have made a dramatically insignificant contribution to our league," said Burke. "Tyler Bozak might be the best one. Of the 100 or 150 that have signed, most have very little impact. I think this player (Vesey) is going to play and make a difference. I think he’s going to be a good player. But if you look at that group and the money the league has spent on those players and their contribution, it is a pimple on an elephant’s butt." It seemed like every team had an interest in Vesey when he became available. The 23-year-old ended up signing with the New York Rangers on Friday.
Aug 21 - 9:41 AM

Jimmy Vesey signed with the Rangers because he believes they were the best fit for him.

Vesey's short list consisted of eight teams and in the end, the Rangers won out. "The thing that jumped out for me is that they seemed to really want me and it seemed that they really needed to have me in their lineup," Vesey said during a conference call. "That was something I was looking for, and based on my talks (with the Rangers' coaching staff and front office), I felt that New York was the right fit." The 23-year-old will likely make the jump to the NHL in his first year of pro hockey.
Aug 20 - 9:34 AM

The New York Rangers signed Jimmy Vesey to a two-year, entry-level contract.

He will earn a base salary of $925,000 with $1.925 million in possible bonuses. Vesey was originally drafted by the Predators before his rights were traded to the Buffalo Sabres this off-season. The 23-year-old hit the free agent market earlier this week. He was the most sought after college free agent of the off-season. The Rangers reportedly beat out The Blackhawks, Penguins, Devils, Islanders, Maple Leafs, Sabres and Bruins for Vesey's services. Vesey scored 24 goals and 46 points in 33 games with Harvard University last season. There's a very good chance he'll be with the Rangers once the regular season starts.
Aug 19 - 6:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Kevin Hayes
4Josh Jooris
5Oscar Lindberg
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Matt Puempel
5Jimmy Vesey
6Brandon Pirri
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Jesper Fast
4Pavel Buchnevich
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Dan Girardi
3Kevin Klein
4Marc Staal
5Nick Holden
6Adam Clendening
7Steven Kampfer
8Brady Skjei
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta