Rangers prospect report: Brett Berard records three points for Team USA against Austria in World Juniors

Ryan Morik
·2 min read
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The Rangers have released their latest prospect report, taking an in-depth look at what's going on for some of their highly-touted future pieces.

Brett Berard recorded three points (one goal, two assists) for Team USA in their 11-0 win over Austria on Dec. 26 in the IIHF World Junior Championship. The Rangers’ fifth round pick (134th overall) in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft became the first Rangers prospect to register a three-point game with the United States in the World Juniors since J.T. Miller in 2013, and he also became the first 18-year-old Rangers prospect to record a three-point game in the tournament since Chris Kreider in 2010. 

Dylan Garand made his IIHF World Junior Championship debut with Canada on Dec. 26 against Germany, as he entered the game in relief at the start of the third period. The Rangers’ fourth round pick (103rd overall) in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft became the second goaltender drafted by the Rangers in the NHL Entry Draft Era (since 1979) to play for Canada in the World Juniors (along with Dan Cloutier, who did so in 1995).

Here's what else happened for Rangers prospects:

  • Vitali Kravtsov registered a goal/point in two of three games during the past week (two goals). The Rangers’ first round pick (ninth overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has recorded 16 points (11 goals, five assists), a plus-six rating, and 88 shots on goal in 33 KHL games with Traktor this season, and he has notched at least one point in three of the last four games (two goals, one assist).

  • Zachary Jones registered two points (one goal, one assist), both on the power play, and recorded three shots on goal on Dec. 23 against UConn. The Rangers' third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft (68th overall) is tied for fourth on UMass in goals and points in 2020-21, and is also tied for fourth among all NCAA defensemen in goals.