Read: Rangers Prospects In The Top 120

At McKeen’s Hockey, they rank the top 120 prospects in the NHL.

The Rangers have four of the top 120 with Chris Kreider leading the way at number six. Kreider’s previous ranking was 23rd.

Dylan McIlrath is ranked 65th which is a drop from his previous ranking of 34.

JT Miller is ranked 75th after previously being ranked 90th and Brady Skjei cracks the list at 82.

On McIlrath, they give a scouting report saying “effective when keeping it simple and playing within his role .. aggressively closes gaps and will go out his way for the big hit at times – and get drawn out of position .. a willing and accomplished fighter .. increasingly tougher to deal with 1-on-1 as his body matures .. prone to stirring the pot at the wrong time and can struggle to control his emotions.”

Note: The Hockey News Projects When Certain Prospects Will Make Their Debut

In The Hockey News Yearbook, they rank the Rangers top ten prospects and project when they think they will make the NHL.

  1. Chris Kreider (12-13)
  2. JT Miller (14-15)
  3. Brady Skjei (15-16)
  4. Dylan McIlrath (14-15)
  5. Christian Thomas (13-14)
  6. Jesper Fast (14-15)
  7. Steven Fogarty (16-17)
  8. Boo Nieves (16-17)
  9. Michael St. Croix (15-16)
  10. Scott Stajcer (15-16)

They give the Rangers prospects a grade of “B” and ranks them 13th out of the 30 NHL teams.

Read: The Rangers Top Nine Prospects

In The Hockey News Pool Guide they list the Rangers top ten prospects.

The issue was made before the Rangers acquired Rick Nash so Tim Erixon is still listed as the Rangers top prospect.

Following Erixon, the list is:

  • Chris Kreider
  • JT Miller
  • Brady Skjei
  • Dylan McIlrath
  • Christian Thomas
  • Jesper Fast
  • Steven Fogarty
  • Boo Nieves
  • Michael St. Croix

Kreider is the only one of the prospects that they list as someone who is a “good candidate for the 2012-13 roster.”

In last years pool guide the rankings were: Erixon, Kreider, McIlrath, Thomas, Miller, Fogarty, St. Croix, Dale Weise, Fast, Ryan Bourque

Read: The Rangers Prospect Pipeline and Ranking

At ESPN Insider, Grant Sonier ranks the Rangers farm system 13th in the NHL and writes that with Christian Thomas, JT Miller and Dylan McIlrath the Rangers have a lot of high end talent for the future.

He lists the Rangers Samuel Noreau as their sleeper prospect and says “Noreau has skill to go along with elite size and big-time toughness. These guys find a way over time to make a roster.”

Noreau was an impressive player for the Rangers at Traverse City last fall.

Noreau was the 136th pick in the 2011 draft.

Read: TSN Ranks The Rangers Top Prospects

At TSN, Scott Cullen lists the Rangers top prospects as part of his offseason game plan for the team.

  • Chris Kreider
  • Tim Erixon
  • Michael St. Croix
  • JT Miller
  • Dylan McIlrath
  • Christian Thomas
  • Jesper Fasth
  • Andrew Yogan
  • Marek Hrivik
  • Steven Fogarty.

On St. Croix, Cullen writes, “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.”

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Note: Hockey’s Future Ranks Rangers Eleventh

Hockey’s Future is in the middle of ranking the top organizations in hockey in terms of their prospects and ranked the Rangers 11th.

They praise the Rangers depth and diverse group of prospects and say that there is long term potential in guys like Andrew Yogan, Michael St. Croix and Ryan Bourque.

On the weaknesses, they say the Rangers lack a top six center, a PP QB and a top goalie prospect.

They have the Rangers top five prospects as Chris Kreider, Tim Erixon, Dylan McIlrath, Carl Hagelin and JT Miller

In the fall they ranked the Rangers 13th.

Read: Carl Hagelin and Tim Erixon are Top 50 Prospects (Update: Kreider Ranked)

4:38PM: Chris Kreider was ranked 19th on the list.

On Kreider, they write, “Kreider is a complete package of size, quickness, smarts, scoring and passing ability that is coupled with a respectable defensive game. His offensive skills may not be elite, but he will contribute in different ways on the ice.”

3:33PM: 4/25/12 Hockey’s Future is counting down the top 50 prospects in hockey and the Rangers have two prospects in the first batch that have been revealed.

Tim Erixon was ranked 45th and Carl Hagelin was ranked 36th.

On Erixon, they write, ” A jack-of-all-trades but master of none, Erixon possesses great hockey sense and plays a sound two-way game. He has the potential to be an elite, second-pairing defenseman in the not too distant future.”

On Hagelin, “While he’s likely never going to be a star, he has the makings of becoming a great complementary piece that all winning teams need to be successful.

The Hockey News ranked Tim Erixon as the Rangers best prospect.

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Note: The Hockey News Top Ten Rangers Prospects

In The Hockey News Future Watch Issue, the Rangers top ten prospects are ranked:

  • Tim Erixon
  • Chris Kreider
  • JT Miller
  • Dylan McIlrath
  • Christian Thomas
  • Jesper Fasth
  • Steven Fogarty
  • Scott Stajcer
  • Michael St. Croix
  • Shane McColgan

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On the list, Erixon is ranked 17th, Kreider is ranked 23rd and JT Miller is ranked 29th.

As an organization, the Rangers are ranked 13th.