Nieves Stays Hot; St. Croix a Power Play Points Machine

Jess Rubestein at the Prospect Park reports that Boo Nieves (2012 – 2nd) continued his hot play of late tallying a goal and an assist in Michigan's 7-4 loss to Notre Dame last night.

Nieves, just a freshman, now has seven points (4g, 3a) in his last three games. He has 8g, 15a on the season.

Here's video of Nieves' goal (1:50 mark)…

…very similar to Kreider and Miller, at 6' 3" this kid Nieves has size and speed. After years of having small, shifty prospects in the organization it's awesome to see the Rangers being able to recall guys who can hold-up physically to the NHL game.

In other prospect news, Rubenstein notes that Michael St. Croix (2011 – 4th) had two assists, including one on the power play, in the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-2 win last night.

St. Croix's extra man assist gives him 35 power play points (18g, 17a) on the season. He has 28g, 40a overall.

…i'd kill for a current Rangers player to have half the production of this kid on the power play. I know the Rangers can't recall him because he's in juniors, but is there anyway they can bring him up just to consult the team on the power play?

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