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At the WHL blog, WHL From Above, CJ lists out the 25 players to watch in the WHL this season.

Ranked 21st was Rangers prospect Shane McColgan.

On McColgan, he writes, "He's going to get top line minutes, likely quarterback a power play and will be counted on as a leader.? He's also been considered by some to be arguably the most dynamic and skillful player the Blades have had in the last decade."

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Taken in the 2011 NHL draft in the 5th (134th overall) round, the undersized forward (5?8/165) was once deemed to be a late 1st rounder to early 2nd rounder. Shane McColgan has great speed with an edge to his game. McColgan was the runner-up to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for Rookie of the Year in 2010 at the junior level. Watching a few of his games last season, McColgan backed down from no-one, but needs to be more consistent and discipline without the puck if he intends to make it to the next level.

McColgan?s junior career parallels with another former Ranger who is similar in size and also had an edge to his game and that is George McPhee. Comparing their junior stats, it?s remarkable how close they were. I would say that McColgan possesses much more speed and offensive skills than McPhee and should have a more productive career in terms of scoring and length of service at the NHL level. McColgan is expected to spend at least two more seasons in junior hockey before turning pro.

CLICK HERE for a section dedicated to McColgan.

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In the last three seasons, Shane McColgan has put up fewer points than he has before dating back to his first season in the WHL.

McColgan was traded to Saskatoon in the offseason and will get a chance to compete for the memorial cup this season.

At Rangers Development camp, Andrew Gross says at Ranger Rants that McColgan was one of the standout players but even with a strong camp, he knows he still has a lot of work ahead of him.

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2011 fifth round pick Shane McColgan has been traded from the Kelowna Rockets to the Saskatoon Blades in the WHL.
"We're pleased to bring in a player like Shane McColgan," said Blades Head Coach and General Manager Lorne Molleken.? "He's a dynamic offensive player that also brings grit, versatility and hard work to the table.? He's also a guy that brings in some solid playoff experience, something we will need going forward into next season."

More on McColgan, HERE.

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Michael St. Croix, in his playoff series against, Kootenay, has two goals and one assist in two games.

Edmonton is up two games to none on Kootenay.

Shane McColgan has one assist for Kelowna in their series against Portland. Portland is up 2-0 in the series.

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In the NY Post, Larry Brooks said that McColgan was the most noticeable 18-year old on the ice.

Shane McColgan is a lot of fun to watch. Full of vinegar, he will go into traffic, fight for the puck, never give up and then come up with a scoring chance. He seems to defy his 5?9? frame. For an 18 year old rookie, he looked very impressive this afternoon.

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McColgan has one goal, one assist, five shots and 17 PIM's in the tournament so far.

More on McColgan at NHL.com

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At Hockey Prospectus, Corey Pronman writes that even though he was an early cut at the USA World Junior camp, Shane McColgan had some flashes of "top-end ability" in his puck and skating skills.

He says that while his development can go in a bunch of different directions, there is nice upside with McColgan.

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At Blue Line Station, Adam talks with fifth round pick Shane McColgan.

McColgan says that growing up in California he honed his skills playing roller hockey and then brought those skills over to ice hockey as he got older.

He also said that he is excited about playing with the Rangers at the Traverse City Tournament.

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You have to have speed, you have to have some skill, and you have to have an attitude, he?s got all three.?

Gordie Clark to the Daily News

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Those are three good things to have.

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At Dubnation, via Buzzing the Net, Larry Fisher spoke with 2011 fifth round pick Shane McColgan about getting cut at the USA Hockey World Juniors evaluation camp.

McColgan said that he was asked to produce offensively, and while he says he played a solid two-way game, the points didn't come.

He skated with JT Miller and Rocco Grimaldi for portions of the camp.

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Update: 9:11AM: Julie Robenhymer tweets that Shane McColgan is part of a group that has been sent home from camp.

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At Hockey's Future, Leslie Treff reviews the Rangers 2011 draft picks.

She thinks that fourth round pick Michael St. Croix could be a steal for them because of his good skating and vision.

With St. Croix and Shane McColgan, it seems like the Rangers took some players that have nice upside in the middle rounds. Those are the kind of players that I love to see the Rangers take. These guys were ranked high at one point and have talent. They may be undersized, but if they can play well, they will get spots with the Rangers.

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The Rangers used one of their two fifth round picks on California native Shane McColgan.

McColgan plays for the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL and scored 25 goals and 44 assists during the 2009-10 season and 21 goals and 45 assists last season. He had 19 points in 10 playoff games last season.

In here write-up of Rangers development camp, Leslie Treff of Hockey's Future came away very impressed with McColgan:

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The following is the Rangers roster for their prospect development camp.

The camp runs from tomorrow until Friday, July 1st.

FORWARDS:

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At ESPN's NHL Draft Blog, Alvin Chang lists the Rangers Henrik Lundqvist as the biggest goaltender steal of the past 20 drafts.

Chang digs up a Hockey's Future article from 2000 where the author says that Lundqvist may end up as the steal of the draft for the Rangers.

Lundqvist was also one of the goalies on NHL.com's bargain team.

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At ESPN's NHL Draft Blog, Gare Joyce gives the Rangers a B- for their draft this weekend.

He says that besides Jonathan Miller, the Rangers didn't add much. He does say that 4th round pick Michael St. Croix is an "interesting player."

Grant Sonier says that Miller is a combination of "sandpaper, skating and grit" and that St. Croix and Shane McColgan could surprise people.

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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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