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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CLICK HERE for a section dedicated to St. Croix.