The Rangers announced on Tuesday that the club has agreed to terms with another one of its prospects, forward Jesper Fast, who spent the last two seasons playing in the Swedish Elite League.
Fast---whose last name was originally spelled "Fasth"---was the Rangers sixth round selection in the 2010 draft. He shot into prominence during the 2011 World Junior Championships in Buffalo when he scored four goals and recorded six points in six games for Sweden. That same season he notched seven goals, nine assists, and 16 points while playing in 36 games as a 19 year-old for HV 71 in the Swedish Elite League.
This past year, hampered by a broken akle which sidelined him nearly four months, Fast recorded 16 points (5-11-16) in 21 games for HV 71. In the SEL playoffs this spring Fast scored two goals and finished with three points in five games.
"Jesper is a good prospect in today's game because he can really skate and has good skill level," noted Rangers assistant general manager Jeff Gorton. "He almost made Sweden's World Championship team, which is rare for his age, too."
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