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Edmundson first Manitoba-born player chosen in draft

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ST. PAUL – The St. Louis Blues have made Joel Edmundson of Brandon and the Moose Jaw Warriors the first Manitoba-born player selected in the NHL’s 2011 entry draft.

The Blues grabbed Edmundson in the second round, 46th overall, of Saturday’s draft.

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The New York Rangers drafted Winnipeg product Michael St. Croix St. Croix, in the 4th round, 106th overall.

St. Croix, 18, is a right winger with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League and is coming off a year in which he scored 27 goals and added 48 assists in 68 games last year. His father Rick is a former NHL goaltender who has spent the last six years as the goalie coach of the Manitoba Moose.

The Winnipeg Jets got in on the Manitoba-born action, grabbing Portage Terriers netminder Jason Kasdorf in the sixth round, 157th overall. Kasdorf, a 6-3 product of Winnipeg, played 34 games for the Terriers last year posting a 2.53 goals against average. He was the 10th ranked North-American goalie.

 

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