Jaden Schwartz Signs with St. Louis Blues, Adding Forward Depth for Playoff Run

March 13th, 2012 by Michael Sprague Leave a reply »
Jaden Schwartz, a sophomore forward from Colorado College, has signed an entry-level contract with the NHL-leading St. Louis Blues. 

Exactly two weeks after making no additions before the NHL trade deadline, the injury-plagued Blues will benefit in adding their 2010 first-round draft pick for the stretch run.

GM Doug Armstrong and Coach Ken Hitchcock felt their current roster needed a boost, with the returns of Alex Steen and Matt D’Agostini still in question.

Fresh off a disappointing loss that eventually ended his collegiate career, Schwartz and the Blues quickly worked to get a contract in place. 

At Colorado College, the shifty forward amassed a career 32 goals and 56 assists in just 60 career games. The Canadian native will look to add anything he can to the team that sits atop the NHL standings. 

Schwartz will bring a great energy to an already strong team. Getting right into the swing of things with the NHL club, the Blues' 2010 No. 14-overall draft pick possesses both the skills to perform as well as the will to use this as a learning opportunity.

At just 19 years old, Schwartz i ...

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