The signing of Jimmy Vesey added much-needed youth to a New York Rangers team that has been starved for it for the past few seasons. Vesey won the Lars-Erik Sjöberg Award, given to the best rookie in Rangers training camp. With this, he received a roster spot playing in 80 games during the regular season and 12 in the postseason.
The left wing got off to a scorching start in his NHL career with seven goals in his first fifteen games. However, regression hit hard and only managed ten more goals in his final 77 games, including the playoffs.