Rangers Prospects Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan McDONAGH-STEPAN WATCH
Wisconsin Badgers
Ryan McDonagh, a former first-round draft pick who joined the Rangers in a June 2009 trade, and Derek Stepan, the Blueshirts' second pick in 2008, are playing at the University of Wisconsin this season. McDonagh (top left) is a junior, while Stepan is in his sophomore season with the perennial WCHA powerhouse.

McDONAGH'S CURRENT STATS
2009-10 Totals Power Play
Team GP G A PTS +/- G A PTS
Wisconsin 43 4 14 18 +23 1 1 2

STEPAN'S CURRENT STATS
2009-10 Totals Power Play
Team GP G A PTS +/- G A PTS
Wisconsin 41 12 42 54 +6 1 22 23

GAME 43 -- 5-0 Loss to Boston College at Ford Field in Detroit (Record: 28-11-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

2 Shots, 2 PIM, Minus-1
GPG: 0.09; APG: 0.33; PPG: 0.42
 
4/10 Boston College
0-5 L
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
1 Shot, Minus-1
GPG: 0.3; APG: 1.05; PPG: 1.35
 
NOTES: NCAA Championship Game -- McDonagh was called for cross-checking at 5:24 of the first period.

GAME 42 -- 8-1 Win Over RIT at Ford Field in Detroit (Record: 28-10-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

1 Assist, 2 PIM, Plus-1
GPG: 0.10; APG: 0.33; PPG: 0.43
 
4/8 RIT
8-1 W
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
2 Goals, 2 Assists, 6 Shots, Plus-2
GPG: 0.3; APG: 1.05; PPG: 1.35
 
NOTES: NCAA Frozen Four Semifinals -- Stepan scored Wisconsin's second goal -- the eventual game-winner -- off an assist from McDonagh at 9:38 of the first period, giving Badgers a 2-0 lead. Stepan later picke dup two power-play assists in the second period, as he helped set up goals at 4:26 and 13:24 of the second to give Wisconsin 4-0 and 6-0 leads. Stepan closed out the scoring with his second goal of the night at 17:48 of the third period. In addition to his assist, McDonagh was called for holding the stick as part of coincidental minor penalties at 3:31 of the first period.

GAME 41 -- 5-3 Win Over St Cloud State at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. (Record: 27-10-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

1 Assist, 3 Shots, Plus-2
GPG: 0.10; APG: 0.31; PPG: 0.41
 
3/27 St. Cloud State
5-3 W
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
2 Shots, Minus-2
GPG: 0.26; APG: 1.02; PPG: 1.28
 
NOTES: NCAA West Regional Final -- McDonagh had primary assist on a goal at 13:18 of first period that gave Wisconsin a 2-0 lead. Wisconsin advances to the Frozen Four.

GAME 40 -- 3-2 Win Over Vermont at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. (Record: 26-10-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

3 Shots
GPG: 0.10; APG: 0.3; PPG: 0.4
 
3/26 Vermont
3-2 W
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
2 Assists, 3 Shots, Minus-1
GPG: 0.26; APG: 1.05; PPG: 1.31
 
NOTES: NCAA West Regional Semifinal -- Stepan assisted on power-play goal at 5:51 of first period to give Wisconsin a 1-0 lead. Stepan later had the primary assist -- a pass from behind the net -- on another power-play goal at 4:02 of the second period to tie the game at 2-2. The assist was Stepan's 50th point of the season.

GAME 39 -- 6-3 Win Over Denver at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. (Record: 25-10-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

1 Assist, 2 Shots, 2 PIM, Plus-2
GPG: 0.10; APG: 0.31; PPG: 0.41
 
3/20 Denver
6-3 W
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
1 Goal, 2 Assists, 8 Shots, Plus-2
GPG: 0.27; APG: 1.03; PPG: 1.3
No. 1 star
NOTES: WCHA Third-Place Game Stepan scored at 4:58 of the first period to make it 2-0. Stepan then set up a power-play goal at 11:08 of the first to make it 3-0. McDonagh assisted on an even-strength goal at 11:30 of the second period, giving Wisconsin a 5-1 lead. McDonagh was called for elbowing at 19:20 of the second period. Stepan, the game's No. 1 star, picked up his third point of the day with an assist on the game's final goal at 16:16 of the third. Stepan led all players with eight shots.

GAME 38 -- 2-0 Loss to St. Cloud State at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. (Record: 24-10-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

2 Shots, Minus-1
GPG: 0.10; APG: 0.29; PPG: 0.39
 
3/19 St. Cloud State.
0-2 L
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
4 Shots, Minus-1
GPG: 0.25; APG: 1.0; PPG: 1.25
 
NOTES: WCHA Semifinals St. Cloud State scored at 19:07 of second and added empty-netter to pull off the upset of nation's No. 3-ranked Badgers. Wisconsin outshot St. Cloud 37-22.

GAME 37 -- 7-2 Home Win Over Alaska-Anchorage (Record: 24-9-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

1 Shot, Plus-2
GPG: 0.11; APG: 0.30; PPG: 0.41
 
3/13 Alaska-Anch.
7-2 W
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
1 Goal, 2 Assists, 6 Shots, Plus-3
GPG: 0.26; APG: 1.03; PPG: 1.29
 
NOTES: WCHA Playoffs First Round Stepan assisted on an even-strength goal at 16:46 of first to give Wisconsin a 2-0 lead. Stepan scored the eventual game-winning goal on a power play at 18:11 of the second period, giving Wisconsin a 3-2 lead. Stepan assisted on an even-strength goal at 13:06 of the third for a 5-2 lead. Stepan led team with six shots on goal.

GAME 36 -- 4-1 Home Win Over Alaska-Anchorage (Record: 23-9-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

2 Shots, Plus-1
GPG: 0.11; APG: 0.30; PPG: 0.42
 
3/12 Alaska-Anch.
4-1 W
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
1 Assist, 4 Shots, 2 PIM, Plus-1
GPG: 0.23; APG: 1.0; PPG: 1.23
 
NOTES: WCHA Playoffs First Round Stepan assisted on the game's first goal at 18:10 of the opening period. Stepan was called for boarding at 13:26 of the first period.

GAME 35 -- 6-1 Road Loss at Minnesota (Record: 22-9-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

1 Shot, 14 PIM, Plus-1
GPG: 0.11; APG: 0.32; PPG: 0.43
 
3/7 at Minnesota
1-6 L
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
1 Assist, 2 Shots, Plus-1
GPG: 0.24; APG: 1.0; PPG: 1.24
 
NOTES: Stepan assisted on Wisconsin's only goal, an even-strength tally that tied the score 1-1 at 8:04 of the second period. McDonagh received a double-minor for roughing and cross-checking, as well as a 10-minute misconduct, at 8:42 of the second period. Five on Minnesota's six goals were scored on power-play opportunities.

GAME 34 -- 3-2 Road Win at Minnesota (Record: 22-8-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

1 Shot
GPG: 0.12; APG: 0.32; PPG: 0.44
 
3/5 at Minnesota
3-2 W
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
1 Assist, 1 Shot, Minus-1
GPG: 0.25; APG: 1.0; PPG: 1.25
 
NOTES: Stepan assisted on a power-play goal at 17:36 of first period to give Wisconsin 2-1 lead.

GAME 33 -- 5-2 Road Win at Michigan Tech (Record: 21-8-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

1 Assist, 4 Shots, 2 PIM, Plus-3
GPG: 0.12; APG: 0.33; PPG: 0.45
 
2/27 at Michigan Tech
5-2 W
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
4 Shots
GPG: 0.26; APG: 1.0; PPG: 1.26
 
NOTES: McDonagh assisted on the game's first goal at 5:39 of opening period. McDonagh was also called for slashing at 14:07 of the third period. Stepan's point streak ended at four games.

GAME 32 -- 5-2 Road Win at Michigan Tech (Record: 20-8-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

Even
GPG: 0.13; APG: 0.31; PPG: 0.44
 
2/26 at Michigan Tech
5-2 W
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
2 Assists, 7 Shots, Plus-1
GPG: 0.27; APG: 1.03; PPG: 1.3
 
NOTES: Stepan assisted on even-strength goal at 8:45 of first period to tie it at 1-1. Stepan assisted on the game-winning goal on a power play at 1:30 of third period, as Wisconsin took at 3-2 lead. Stepan extends his point streak to four games.

GAME 31 -- 7-4 Home Win Over St. Cloud State (Record: 19-8-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

2 Shots, 2 PIM, Plus-2
GPG: 0.13; APG: 0.32; PPG: 0.45
 
2/20 St. Cloud State
7-4 W
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
1 Goal, 3 Assists, 7 Shots, Plus-1
GPG: 0.27; APG: 1.0; PPG: 1.27
 
NOTES: Stepan assisted on his team's first goal on a power play at 6:36 of the first period to tie game at 1-1. He picked up his second assist on another power-play goal at 18:58 of the first to make it 2-1. His third point of the night came on an even-strength goal at 8:21 of the second period, making it a 3-1 game. He garnered his fourth point of the night, an even-strength assist, in stretching the lead to 4-2 with one second remaining in the middle period. McDonagh was given a mionr penalty for a hit to the head at the end of the first period.

GAME 30 -- 5-1 Home Loss to St. Cloud State (Record: 18-8-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

1 Shot
GPG: 0.13; APG: 0.33; PPG: 0.46
 
2/19 St. Cloud State
1-5 L
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
1 Goal, 4 Shots, 2 PIM
GPG: 0.25; APG: 0.93; PPG: 1.18
 
NOTES: Stepan scored an even-strength goal 31 seconds into the second period to tie score at 1-1. Stepan was called for hooking at 19:26 of second period.

GAME 29 -- 8-4 Home Win Over Minnesota State (Record: 18-7-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

1 Goal, 4 Shots, Plus-2
GPG: 0.14; APG: 0.34; PPG: 0.48
 
2/13 Minnesota State
8-4 W
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
1 Assist, 1 Shot, Minus-1
GPG: 0.22; APG: 0.96; PPG: 1.18
 
NOTES: Stepan assisted on power-play goal at 18:19 of second period to put Wisconsin up 6-2. McDonagh scored on a power play at 8:44 of the third period to make it 7-3.

GAME 28 -- 4-3 Home Win Over Minnesota State (Record: 17-7-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

1 Assist, 2 Shots, 2 PIM
GPG: 0.11; APG: 0.35; PPG: 0.46
 
2/12 Minnesota State
4-3 W
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
3 Shots
GPG: 0.23; APG: 0.96; PPG: 1.19
 
NOTES: McDonagh assisted on the game-winning goal, a shorthanded tally at 11:33 of third period that put Wisconsin up 4-1. McDonagh was whistled for covering the puck in the crease at 19:00 of the third. That enabled Minnesota State to take a penalty shot, which was converted for the game's final goal.

GAME 27 -- 3-2 Home Win Over Michigan (Record: 16-7-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

Plus-1
GPG: 0.11; APG: 0.33; PPG: 0.44
 
2/6 Michigan
3-2 W
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
2 Assists, 1 Shot, Minus-1
GPG: 0.24; APG: 1.0; PPG: 1.24
 
NOTES: Highly-publicized outdoor game, called the Camp Randall Hockey Classic, was played in Wisconsin's football stadium. Stepan assisted on a power-play goal at 14:28 of the third period, tying the score at 2-2. Stepan then picked up an assist on the game-winner, scored on another power play with 1:22 remaining in regulation.

GAME 26 -- 4-0 Road Loss at Minnesota-Duluth (Record: 15-7-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

2 Shots, 2 PIM
GPG: 0.11; APG: 0.35; PPG: 0.46
 
1/30 at Minn.-Duluth
0-4 L
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
4 Shots, Minus-2
GPG: 0.25; APG: 0.96; PPG: 1.21
 
NOTES: McDonagh was called for goaltender interference at 7:39 of the second period.

GAME 25 -- 5-2 Road Win at Minnesota-Duluth (Record: 15-6-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

1 Shot, Plus-2
GPG: 0.12; APG: 0.36; PPG: 0.48
 
1/29 at Minn.-Duluth
5-2 W
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
3 Shots, Minus-1
GPG: 0.26; APG: 1.0; PPG: 1.26
 
NOTES: McDonagh was on ice for first two Wisconsin goals.

GAME 24 -- 4-3 Home Win Over Denver (Record: 14-6-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

1 Assist, 1 Shot, 2 PIM, Plus-2
GPG: 0.12; APG: 0.38; PPG: 0.5
 
1/23 Denver
4-3 W
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
1 Assist, 3 Shots, Plus-1
GPG: 0.27; APG: 1.05; PPG: 1.32
 
NOTES: McDonagh assisted on game's first goal, scored at 15:47 of opening period. Stepan assisted on the game-winning goal to break a 3-3 tie with 6:30 remaining in third period. McDonagh was also called for high-sticking at 8:27 of the third.

GAME 23 -- 3-3 Home Tie vs. Denver (Record: 13-6-4)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

1 Shot, Minus-1
GPG: 0.13; APG: 0.35; PPG: 0.48
 
1/22 Denver
3-3 T
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
1 Assist, 4 Shots, Minus-1
GPG: 0.28; APG: 1.05; PPG: 1.33
 
NOTES: Stepan assisted on even-strength goal at 7:15 of third period to tie game at 2-2, completing Wisconsin comeback from a 2-0 third-period deficit.

GAME 22 -- 6-5 Road Loss at Colorado College (Record: 13-6-3)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

1 Shot, 2 PIM, Minus-2
GPG: 0.14; APG: 0.36; PPG: 0.5
 
1/16 at Colo. College
5-6 L
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
2 Assists, 2 Shots, Minus-1
GPG: 0.3; APG: 1.05; PPG: 1.35
 
NOTES: Stepan assisted on even-strength goal at 3:51 of third period that cut Colorado College's lead to 5-3. Stepan picked up his second assist of the night on the game's final goal, scored at 19:58 of the third with Wisconsin's goalie out of the net for an extra attacker. McDonagh was called for roughing at 16:56 of first period.

GAME 21 -- 4-0 Road Win at Colorado College (Record: 13-5-3)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

2 Shots
GPG: 0.14; APG: 0.38; PPG: 0.52
 
1/15 at Colo. College
4-0 W
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
1 Goal, 2 Assists, 2 Shots, Plus-3
GPG: 0.31; APG: 1.0; PPG: 1.31
No. 2 Star
NOTES: In his first game after winning World Junior Championship gold, Stepan assisted on the game's first goal, which stood up as the winner, at 0:43 of the first period. He then scored a shorthanded goal at 5:37 of the first to make it 2-0. He picked up his third point of the night with an assist on an even-strength goal at 9:22 of the middle period.

EXHIBITION -- 7-1 Home Win Over U.S. Under-18 Team (Record: 12-5-3)
Date Opponent
Result McDonagh's Stats in Game
McDonagh Averages to Date Honors

1 Assist, 3 Shots, Plus-1
GPG: 0.15; APG: 0.4; PPG: 0.55
 
1/9 U.S. Under-18
7-1 W
Stepan's Stats in Game
Stepan Averages to Date Honors
Did not play.
GPG: 0.28; APG: 0.94; PPG: 1.22
 
NOTES: McDonagh assisted on goal at 15:13 of third period to make it 6-1. Stepan had not yet returned to lineup following his participation in Team USA's World Junior Championship gold-medal victory.

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