Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 3/3/13
Rangers 2012 2nd round pick Cristoval 'Boo' Nieves was named the CCHA "Rookie of the Month" for February. Nieves, just a freshman, led the CCHA and the nation in rookie scoring with four goals and 10 points, helping the University of Michigan to a 4-2-0 record in February. Nieves is tied for the team lead with 26 points (8g, 18a). ...In Gordie We Trust. Listen, I'm not about to Christen this kid as the next coming of Wayne Gretzky, but how did he slip to the middle of the second round last year? I remember him being mentioned as a first round pick. ...Nieves has size at 6' 3", 200lbs, speed and great hands. Wonder how long he plans on staying in college before making the jump to the pros. If he can improve on these numbers during his sophomore year I can definitely see him signing a contract with the Rangers and playing with the Whale starting the 2014-15 season. In not such good 2012 draft pick news, Jesse Rubenstein at The Prospect Park informs as that first rounder Brady Skjei was a healthy scratch Saturday night during the #2 ranked University of Minnesota's 5-1 win over Denver. Skjei has 1g, 2a in 31 games this season as a freshman. ...it takes defenseman much longer to develop and there's no shame in being a healthy scratch as a freshman on the #2 team in the country, especially when you've been a staple in the line-up all season, so I'm not even close to calling Skjei a bust, but you'd like to see more than just one goal in 31 games from your #1 pick whose game has been compared to McD's but with more offense. Meanwhile Michael St. Croix continues to put up huge numbers after a four assist night on Friday. He now has 33g, 50a on the season with 19 power play goals for the Edmonton Oil Kings. ...St. Croix continues to be the prospect I'm most excited about. All he does is put up points. Looking forward to next year's training camp already. Finally, in European prospect news... Oscar Lindberg's game-winner seals the Swedish Elite League regular-season title for Skellefteå. 1-goal & 1-assist night for #NYR prospect. — Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) February 28, 2013 Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.
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