READ: Hockey’s Future Draft Review

At Hockey’s Future, Leslie Treff reviews the Rangers 2011 draft picks.

She thinks that fourth round pick Michael St. Croix could be a steal for them because of his good skating and vision.

With St. Croix and Shane McColgan, it seems like the Rangers took some players that have nice upside in the middle rounds. Those are the kind of players that I love to see the Rangers take. These guys were ranked high at one point and have talent. They may be undersized, but if they can play well, they will get spots with the Rangers.

READ: Rangers Draft Grade

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.

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News: The Rangers select Michael St. Croix (@stixy18)

The New York Rangers have selected C Michael St. Croix from Edmonton (WHL) with the 106th pick (4th round).

Michael had 75 points in 68 games last year.

Read more about Michael In The Hockey News.

He is on twitter, follow him here.

Update: 2:56PM:

St. Croix is 5-10 and 175 lbs. He was ranked 65th by Future Considerations.

Central Scouting had him at 36 in the mid-term rankings and 58th in the final rankings.

Seems like an interesting pick with nice upside. He is a little smallish, but has skill. Click the video below and see his one handed goal.

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