Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 3/8/12
The Hockey's Future published their Calder poll with Carl Hagelin landing at #7...

7. Carl Hagelin, LW - New York Rangers
Drafted 168th overall (6th round) in 2007

Hagelin followed up a solid January with even better play in the month of February where he scored three goals along with six assists and a plus four rating in 13 NHL games. The speedster has played at times with Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik on the Rangers' first line, shows that Coach Tortorella has more confidence in the rookie forward's playing abilities than earlier in the season.

Hagelin has seen a rise in his even strength minutes to over 15 minutes per game and could see even more ice time if the talented forward can maintain his offensive production of the last two months for the rest of the NHL regular season. He's second to Gabriel Landeskog (COL) in plus/minus rating amongst the NHL rookies with a plus-19 rating.

Hagelin has 12g, 17a in 47 games this season.

...will be real tough for Hagelin to overtake rookies like Henrique (Devils) and Landeskog (Avalanche) but the kid has been everything and more for the Rangers this season.

...while I was rooting for Hagelin to make the team out of camp I really didn't expect him too have a role with the Rangers this season, so to see him to take advantage of his opportunity has been amazing to watch.

...as I said the other day, I love how Torts and his staff are utilizing Hagelin's speed by installing set plays for him. You also have to assume opponents are now game planning on how to neutralize that speed. Which will obviously help take the focus off other key offensive contributors such as Gaborik and Callahan.

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