Last night, the Edmonton Oil Kings advanced to the WHL Championship Series with 2-0 win over the Calgary Hitmen. Michael St. Croix, (NYR 4th-'11) scored both goals en route to being named MVP of the Eastern Conference Finals.
So far this postseason, St. Croix is 10-12-22 in 16 games to lead all Oil Kings scorers.
St. Croix was recently ranked as the Rangers' 10th best prospect by Hockey's Future.
We've covered St. Croix a fair amount on the blog this season, mainly when he would break out for a 3 goal or 5 point night. This postseason is St. Croix's last rodeo at the junior level before he makes the jump to the Hartford
Connecticut Wolf Whale Pack next fall. Close followers of the "Baby Rangers" should be very excited over the caliber of player they'll be getting very soon.
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Kid from Winnipeg, probably played hockey before he could spell. He's not small- 5'11 and 180 at 20 years old. going to be a good forward for the Rangers once he puts some pounds on and learns the pro game.Have to see if he continues his pace in the AHL. Bet he does.
Looks like he could be a zuccarello with an actual scoring touch...small, fistey, and hates losing (last game he posted 3 or 4 points in the 3rd period when the Oil Kings were down)...lets hope his tenacity makes up for lack of size (zuccs)
Lindberg is another one I am very curious about. Another playoff MVP. Fast - Linberg -St. Croix in Hartford next season?
I know the blog is high on this kid. He's certainly excelling at the WHL, which is all you can ask. I am extremely curious to see how he perfoms at the next level. And everyone loves players who have a nose for the net that's for sure.
Here's hoping the kid keeps it coming and that he develops into the player that so many believe he can be.
Man, that draft is going to have a ridiculous number of NHL players when all is said and done. Miller, Fogarty, St. Croix...not a bad 1st 3 picks. In Gordie We Trust!
I've seen him at center. I wonder what his faceoff % is? Either way I imagines he's a winger at the next level. I love this kids upside though!