Samuel Noreau

11:17AM: The Rangers have announced the move.

10:31AM: According to a tweet from Leslie Treff at Hockey's Future, the Rangers are likely to sign prospect Samuel Noreau to an entry-level deal today.

The Rangers have until 5PM tomorrow to have all of their 2011 draft picks playing in the CHL signed.? Today is the deadline to sign 2011 draft picks. He was one of two fifth round picks in 2011.

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When you think of New York Rangers defenseman prospects, the top 3 names that are mentioned are Brady Skjei, Dylan McIIrath and Calle Andersson, however; In the 2011 NHL Draft, the New York Rangers selected a Defenseman in the 5th round that didn?t received much acclamation at the time, but has slowly risen his stock to the point where he is now mentioned among the top 3 mentioned above. I am referring to Samuel Noreau, a stand at home punishing Blue-liner who arguably could be the toughest prospect (including McIIrath) in the Rangers system. Noreau is a hugh defenseman ( 6?5/215lbs on draft day) and one of the nastiest defenseman coming out of the Rangers system. Noreau will not dazzle you with his speed, skating ability, or pin-point passing. What Noreau will do is punish any opponent who wonders into his area with extreme force. The Rangers Organization are taking the same approach with Noreau as they are doing with many of their prospects and that is not to rush him too quickly. Noreau body frame could easily carry an additional 15-20 pounds without it affecting his game. Despite his lack of skating speed, Noreau is not a bad skater, but does need to work on his lateral movement and pivots/turns.

Here are a few scouting reports on Samuel Noreau:

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At ESPN Insider, Grant Sonier ranks the Rangers farm system 13th in the NHL and writes that with Christian Thomas, JT Miller and Dylan McIlrath the Rangers have a lot of high end talent for the future.

He lists the Rangers Samuel Noreau as their sleeper prospect and says "Noreau has skill to go along with elite size and big-time toughness. These guys find a way over time to make a roster."

Noreau was an impressive player for the Rangers at Traverse City last fall.

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The Connecticut Whale has announced the signing of defenseman Samuel Noreau to an Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement.

Noreau, 19, was selected during the fifth-round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound, blueliner scored five goals and 17 points, along with 92 penalty-minutes in 58 games with Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the QMJHL this season.

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At Hockey's Future, Ken McKenna writes that the Rangers Samuel Noreau was impressive during the Traverse City tournament.

The 6-5 Noreau isn't afraid to use his big frame while defending in his own end, but he showed that he is more than just a big bodied, stay-at-home-defenseman.
Noreau had six penalty minutes and one shot in Traverse City

He was the 136th pick this past season.

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The New York Rangers have selected Shane McColgan (RW, Kelowna WHL) with the 134th pick.

McColgan is 5-8 and 165 lbs. He was ranked 115th by Future Considerations.

He had 21 goals and 45 assists this past season. He is from Manhattan Beach, California.

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