Here are some interesting facts about the six players the Rangers drafted in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
The Blue Shirts selected three Americans, two Canadians and a Slovak.
The shortest of their picks is 5’8″ (Shane McColgan) while their tallest draftee is 6’5″ (Samuel Noreau).
The Rangers drafted two defenceman, two right wingers, and two centers.
Michael St. Croix, the Rangers 4th round pick, is the son of former NHL goalie, Rick St. Croix, who played with the Philadelphia Flyers and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Continue reading to learn more and see some videos of some of the Ranger’s picks in action
Here is a short video of St. Croix scoring a goal for the Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) vs. Prince Albert:
Five of the six players are right handed shots. J.T. Miller, the team’s number one pick of the draft, is a left handed shot.
Enjoy this clip of J.T. Miller scoring two goals against Russia as a member of the USA in the U-18 World Championships played this past April.
Miller and Steven Fogarty (2nd pick) are planning on attending university and playing college hockey in the fall. Miller will play for the North Dakota FigFighting Sioux and Fogarty will suit up for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
All of their draft picks were born in 1993.Their second and third picks were born in April, just nine days apart and the team’s fourth through sixth picks were born January 1, 31 and 26th, respectively.
For those fans who like their players tough and mean, Samuel Noreau doesn’t disappoint. Take a look:
Here is a video of Peter Ceresnak (#10) scoring a power play goal for Slovakia versus Switzerland in an 18 and under game.
An exciting group of young players and a pretty good draft by Sather and his staff.
And by the way, training camp for the 2011-2012 season is just a bit more than three months away.
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