At ESPN’s NHL Draft Blog, Gare Joyce gives the Rangers a B- for their draft this weekend.
He says that besides Jonathan Miller, the Rangers didn’t add much. He does say that 4th round pick Michael St. Croix is an “interesting player.”
Grant Sonier says that Miller is a combination of “sandpaper, skating and grit” and that St. Croix and Shane McColgan could surprise people.
Miller was the big Ranger pick this weekend, and since their second pick was a high school player, their draft grade doesn’t surprise me. I do think that overall the Rangers should have a better grade since Tim Erixon was basically a second round pick since they traded two to get him. When you really look at the Rangers draft, it’s Tim Erixon, Jonathan Miller, Steven Fogarty, Michael St. Croix, Shane McColgan, Samuel Noreau and Peter Ceresnek.