Kenneth Armstrong

Fantasy Summary

Potential power forward with some offensive upside.


Observations

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March 2020 – The former Soo Greyhound remains the Rangers best left-wing prospect outside the NHL, although, considering his competition that isn’t saying a whole lot. The teams’ depth past their NHL roster on the left flank remains extremely shallow, and Gettinger has been consistent enough to keep his momentum towards the NHL rolling. The 21-year-old offered the Rangers some relief in November, albeit, it minimal capacity. In under 20 minutes of ice time through two contests, Gettinger managed a secondary assist on a quality play off of an offensive zone draw. His contributions for the Hartford Wolfpack have been satisfactory and he will likely arrive in the NHL on a full time basis sometime in the next two-years. Brayden Olafson

February 2019 – Gettinger has been off to a very good rookie campaign with the Rangers affiliate in Hartford. The Wolfpack have provided him with an opportunity to flourish early which has paid off in his production. At around a half a point per game mark in his first stint in the AHL, Gettinger’s NHL certainty score has undergone a bit of a boost, not to mention the four-game audition that he received with the Rangers towards the end of 2018. Down the line, this former Soo Greyhound is certainty looking like he could morph into a core piece of the Rangers depth. Brayden Olafson

November 2018 – The Rangers’ 20-year-old top-ranked prospect left-winger has been recalled by the NHL club. In his rookie campaign with the Hartford Wolfpack, Gettinger has produced consistently, tallying seven goals in his first twenty games with the club. He’s expected to be inserted into the lineup as a depth/role player which suits his hard-nosed style of play. He shouldn’t be expected to produce much offense in what will likely be a short-term assignment, but the confidence that the organization is showing in him bodes well for his future with the team. Brayden Olafson

September 2018 – Gettinger has joined the Ranger’s for another fall training camp in which he’s exhibited his typical power-forward role with a moderate amounts of offensive contribution. He gets involved in the play consistently and doesn’t make any glaring mistakes, which bodes well for his potential of eventually cracking an NHL roster. While his style of play remains somewhat dull, Gettinger should follow close behind the Ranger’s current wave youth infusion in a support role. Brayden Olafson

August 2017 – Gettinger is coming off his 3rd OHL season where he posted career bests with 31 goals and 23 assists in 62 regular season games, a 15 point improvement over 2015-16.  This summer he skated in the Rangers development camp and was also one of approximately 40 US born players invited to the 2017 World Junior Showcase in Plymouth, MI.  Gettinger is aiming for an invite to the US U20 selection camp in December 2017 and a strong start to the season in Sault Ste. Marie will definitely help.  Expect another season of growth from the young power forward. – Geoff Kent   

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 14, 1998
Height 6‘6”
Weight 218 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 5; Overall: 141

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Cleveland Barons 14U AAAT1EHL 14U16 0 22 2|        
 2012-2013 Cleveland Barons 14U AAAT1EHL 14U29 25 1944 32|        
 2013-2014 Cleveland Barons 16U AAAT1EHL 16U36 24 832 44|        
 2014-2015 Team Grey USA-S166 5 27 -|        
  U.S. National U17 TeamUSDP4 2 02 6|        
  Soo GreyhoundsOHL54 10 1525 13|Playoffs6 1 12
 2015-2016 Team Gold USA-S175 3 25 0|        
  Soo GreyhoundsOHL60 17 2239 32|Playoffs12 1 34
  USA U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 2 24 30|        
 2016-2017 Soo GreyhoundsOHL62 31 2354 27|Playoffs11 4 37
 2017-2018 Soo GreyhoundsOHL66 33 3669 53|Playoffs24 7 1522
 2018-2019 New York RangersNHL4 0 00 0|        
  Hartford Wolf PackAHL64 14 1327 27|        
 2019-2020 New York RangersNHL2 0 11 0|        
  Hartford Wolf PackAHL53 16 1127 14|        
 2020-2021 Hartford Wolf PackAHL- - -- -|        

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