Read: The Way Michael St. Croix Thinks

St. CroixIn his final regular season with Edmonton in the WHL, Michael St. Croix scored 37 goals and added 55 assists.

In the playoffs, St. Croix had 13 goals and 13 assists in 22 playoff games.

In his WHL career, he played 280 games and scored 128 goals and added 192 assists.

In his WHL playoff career, he had 21 goals and 25 assists in 46 games.

St. Croix’s coach with the Oil Kings told the Rangers website that he is a “pure offensive” player who sees the ice well and is a good distributor.

His coach added that St. Croix has started to develop into more of a two-way player and not just someone who can score goals.

He told the Edmonton Sun back in December that he wants to focus on being a two-way player because it will round out his game and help him get to the NHL level.

On his game, he told the Sun:

“I feel this year I’m definitely a better hockey player then I was last year and I’ve developed in lots of ways. Last year I felt that lots of pucks were going into the net, even though I wasn’t getting tons of chances. This year, I feel like I’m getting a lot more chances and sometimes it feels like the puck just doesn’t want to go in. But I definitely feel like I’m getting better as a player.”

St. Croix added that he is working hard to be a pro and willing to put in the time to make it at the NHL level.

During the WHL Playoffs, the Oil Kings coach challenged his players to step up and Terry Jones writes in the Edmonton Journal that St. Croix was that player and that he wants to be the guy who steps up when challenged.

Jones wrote in May that St. Croix is a player who thinks of “we” instead of “me.”

At Hockey’s Future, Leslie Treff writes that St. Croix could be a second or third liner at the NHL level and that he should spend the entire 2013-14 season with the Wolf Pack.