Read: Michael St. Croix’s Shot At Making Team Canada

In a video at TSN, Bob McKenzie says that Michael St. Croix should be in the running for the spot of second line RW on Team Canada’s 2012 World Junior Championship team.

The other choices are potential top pick Nathan MacKinnon, Bruins fifth round pick Seth Griffith and draft eligible Hunter Shinkaruk.

Right now McKenzie gives the spot to Griffth who last season had 45 goals and 40 assists and has seven points in four games so far this season.

St. Croix has three goals and three assists so far this season for Edmonton.

Read: Michael St. Croix Can Do One Thing Really Well

In his season opening game, Michael St. Croix had a goal and an assist as he looks to put up a repeat performance of the 105 points that he put up during the 11-12 season.

At WHL From Above, CJ lists the top 25 players to watch for this coming season and ranks St. Croix 16th.

He writes “The kid can flat out score.  He proved that last year.  That will definitely continue this year as the Oil Kings are poised for another run at the Memorial Cup after winning the WHL title last season.”

He adds that St. Croix possesses a good chance at challenging presumptive favorite Ty Rattie for the WHL scoring title.

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Michael St. Croix Season Preview

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In the 2011 NHL draft, the New York Rangers had six selections that year and aside from their 1st round selection of J.T Miller, the Rangers draft received a B- grade by many hockey analysts. One prospect who was particularly overlooked during the 2011 NHL draft was Michael St. Croix, who was rated #25 among the top prospects before the draft. The 5’11/ 176 pound Winnipeg native slipped to the 4th round until the Rangers drafted him with the #106th selection. St. Croix was known for his high scoring ability, but never considered a complete package; which may have caused him to slip to the 4th round.

Since being drafted, St Croix has done nothing but impress the Rangers organization with a solid season for the Edmonton Oil Kings compiling career numbers and leading all Ranger prospects in goals (45), assists (60), and points (105); including 18 PP goals. The Rangers signing of Michael St. Croix to a three year entry level contract (two–way deal) most recently indicates the Rangers commitment to the speedy center as St. Croix will start the 2012 season in Edmonton and if he continues to develop, we could see the young center playing in the AHL sometime this season.

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News: Rangers Sign Michael St. Croix

9:27AM: Renaud Lavoie tweets that the Rangers have signed prospect Michael St. Croix to an entry level deal.

The deal will pay St. Croix an average of $575,000 per season with a signing bonus of $270,000 that will be split over the three years.

St. Croix was listed on the Rangers website yesterday.

12:29PM: While still not confirmed by the Rangers, the Oil Kings have announced that St. Croix has signed with the Rangers as well.

He will play in Edmonton this season, his final season in junior hockey.

12:44PM:

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3:13PM: Cap Geeks writes that St. Croix will have a cap hit of $665,000 per season.

4:08PM

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Read: Michael St. Croix One To Watch

At The Pipeline Show, Guy Flaming has been looking at one prospect from each team for a “one to watch” feature and for the Rangers he picked 2011 fourth rounder Michael St. Croix.

Flaming writes that St. Croix has the production level to be a top prospect, but doesn’t have everyone convinced he will be.

He is slightly undersized and although his speed has improved, no one would consider St. Croix to be a speedy player. Fortunately he has skilled hands to either set up or finish plays but while that leads to junior success it’s not a guarantee that it will translate to pro hockey.

He adds that some scouts don’t see him as a top six player and he doesn’t play a style that is conducive to the bottom six.

Flaming writes that this year, St. Croix’s final year in juniors, has the potential to be a “massive one” for him.

In June Scott Cullen of TSN said of St. Croix “he is an offensive dynamo, who has improved steadily throughout his three seasons in the WHL. With a couple more seasons of development, St. Croix could be ready for a scoring role on Broadway.”

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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2008-09  Edmonton Oil Kings          WHL     2    1    1    2    0  --  --  --  --  --
2009-10  Edmonton Oil Kings          WHL    66   18   28   46   30  --  --  --  --  --
2010-11  Edmonton Oil Kings          WHL    68   27   48   75   48   4   1   0   1   9
2011-12  Edmonton Oil Kings          WHL    72   45   60  105   49  20   7  12  19   6
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