Jimmy Vesey
Jimmy Vesey
25-Year-Old Left WingLW
New York Rangers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Vesey won the Hobey Baker award as the nation's best collegiate player at Harvard in 2016, but he's enjoyed moderate success at best at the NHL level. While he does have 33 goals through two seasons, he dished out just 11 assists in each campaign and has a minus-31 rating. At 25 years of age, the 6-foot-3 winger is also older than a significant chunk of New York's lineup despite his relative inexperience. Vesey could still make a leap with top-six minutes and power-play time up for grabs on Broadway, but he's been given such opportunities before without much to show for them. Read Past Outlooks
$Vesey agreed to a two-year contract with the Rangers in July of 2018.
Two points plus shootout winner against Jackets
LWNew York Rangers
November 10, 2018
Vesey scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-4 shootout win over the Blue Jackets.
His tally in the fifth shootout round also sealed the victory for the Rangers. Vesey has a solid six goals and nine points in 17 games on the season, but he's found the scoresheet in four of the last five games, giving the 25-year-old some short-term fantasy appeal while his hot streak lasts.
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November 13th
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November 4th
Looks like the Rangers-Sabres tilt could be high-scoring, so Neil Parker provides a couple options from both teams for your Sunday lineup.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
One of the most hotly pursued college prospects in a long time, Vesey somewhat surprisingly signed with the Rangers last summer, but he proceeded to disappoint in his rookie campaign. Expected to step in as an instant top-six mainstay, he often struggled in all phases of the game, finishing with 16 goals, 11 assists and a minus-13 rating in 80 contests. That’s especially frustrating for fantasy owners after he collected nine points in the season’s first 10 games; the Harvard product’s game didn't look “wicked smaht” very often thereafter, and he often found himself banished as far as the fourth line (and the press box a couple times). Of course, we're talking about a 24-year-old who racked up 66 goals and 48 assists over 70 games over his final two collegiate seasons, so it’s much too soon to give up on him.Given his talent level, Vesey's likely to see a significant spike in production as an NHL sophomore.
For the last two years, Vesey has been perhaps the biggest art in college hockey, racking up 114 points in just 70 games while playing for Harvard. He's believed to be able to step into a top-six role right away, and every single team in the league can benefit from that kind of player. However, after he spurned the Preds (who drafted him in the third round in 2012), he had his rights traded to the Sabres, whom he promptly informed that he intends to enter free agency regardless. That leaves Vesey with a lot of intrigue, a lot of hype, and a lot of uncertainty. If the Sabres sign him, they could become a very potent offensive team with yet another shooter to deploy alongside Jack Eichel. Whether Vesey can live up to his billing remains to be seen, but given the attention he’s attracted, he should be one of the league’s top rookies no matter where he lands, with a 20-goal campaign not at all out of the question.
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Scores pair in win
LWNew York Rangers
November 4, 2018
Vesey scored two goals in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Sabres
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Delivers on man advantage
LWNew York Rangers
October 17, 2018
Vesey delivered a power-play goal in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime road loss to the Capitals.
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Scores twice in defeat
LWNew York Rangers
October 7, 2018
Vesey scored two goals in Sunday's 8-5 loss to the Hurricanes.
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Avoids arbitration, inks two-year deal
LWNew York Rangers
July 17, 2018
Vesey agreed to a two-year contract with the Rangers on Tuesday, Jim Cerny of Sporting News reports.
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Heading to arbitration
LWNew York Rangers
July 6, 2018
Vesey elected for salary arbitration Thursday, according to NHLPA.com.
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