This season, 2011 fourth round pick Michael St. Croix has 25 goals and 42 assists in the WHL for the Edmonton Oil Kings.
Earlier this week at Blueshirts United, Gordie Clark said that St. Croix has a high hockey IQ:
“He’s a smart, smart kid with a lot of talent. It’s all about this summer for him—he needs to get that extra step, and then who knows with him? He is an interesting kid for us, for sure.”
At Hockey’s Future, Leslie Treff says that St. Croix projects to be more of a playmaker than a scorer, is very fast and has excellent hockey sense.
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The Rangers love their hockey sense and St. Croix seems to fit into that mold. He has some skills and is putting up big numbers in his third year in Edmonton and should eclipse the 75 points he scored last season very soon. Maybe he makes a run at Team Canada next year for the World Juniors. If anything he adds nice depth to the prospect pool and gives them another piece to either trade or try to build around.