Gropp was reassigned from AHL Hartford to ECHL Maine on Monday.

The Rangers first selection in the 2015 draft (41st overall), Gropp is essentially a non-prospect at this point. He had just two goals in 19 games for Hartford and he is one season removed from a campaign in which he finished with an abysmal minus-25 rating for the Wolf Pack. New York's prospect pool has greatly improved over the past year or so, but Gropp has the look of a wasted pick.

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