Blues 2014 NHL Draft and prospect primer

News-DemocratJune 26, 2014 

St. Louis Blues 2014 NHL Draft

Round 1: 6 p.m. Friday; TV: NBC Sports Network; NHL Network; TSN; Live streaming: NHL.com; On the web: BND.com; stlouisblues.com; NHL.com

Rounds 2-7: 9 a.m. Saturday; TV: NHL Network; Live streaming: NHL.com; On the web: BND.com; stlouisblues.com; NHL.com

Blues Draft Picks

First Round: 21st

Second Round: 33rd (from Edmonton) and 52nd

Third Round: 82nd

Fourth Round: 110th (from Tampa Bay)

Fifth Round: 124th overall (from Calgary)

Sixth Round: 172nd; 176th (from Boston)

Seventh Round: 202nd

Blues Top Prospects

1. Jake Allen, Goaltender: Guaranteed a job with the Blues this season, Allen has already tasted NHL success (9-4 in 2012-13) and was dominant in the AHL last season.

2. Ty Rattie, Forward: Proved his junior scoring was no fluke by posting 31 goals and 48 points in his first AHL season with the Chicago Wolves. Nose for the net.

3. Dmitrij Jaskin, Forward: Still hasn't proven much at the NHL level, but Jaskin has promise and shouldn't be too far away from regular duty in the near future.

4. Joel Edmundson, Defenseman: Edmundson has size (6-4, 200) and strength and caught the Blues' attention with a solid rookie season in the AHL last year.

5A. Tommy Vannelli, Defenseman: Blues' top pick last season at 47th overall, he had 14 goals and 41 points in 60 games with Medicine Hat of the Western Hockey League. Recently was invited to Team USA's World Junior evaluation camp.

5B: Jordan Binnington, Goaltender: Third-round pick in 2011 turned in a 23-13-3 season for Kalamazoo in the East Coast Hockey League and has shown a lot of upside.

Recent First-Round Picks

2013 --no first-round pick

2012 -- Jordan Schmaltz

2011 -- no first-round pick

2010 -- Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko

2009 -- David Rundblad

2008 -- Alex Pietrangelo

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