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.
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.