St. Louis Blues: Why Alex Pietrangelo Is the Future of the Blues’ Blueline

October 19th, 2012 by Jacob Born Leave a reply »
With the roller coaster ride that is the NHL bargaining negotiations, fans have been dreaming about the NHL bringing back its entire 2012-2013 season. Fans are anxiously waiting for the announcement that their favorite players will be hitting the ice once again.

Blues fans are especially eager to see the team hit the ice for what could be their first legitimate chance to win a cup since their last trip to the Stanley Cup Finals, which was in 1969-1970. While David Backes will be leading the team, a new leader is stepping into the spotlight.

And his name is Alex Pietrangelo.

Pietrangelo was drafted fourth overall by the Blues in the 2008 draft. The Blues saw potential in the defenseman, who scored 53 points in 60 games for the Niagara Ice Dogs of the OHL in 2007-2008. Pietrangelo would spend time in Niagara, Peoria, and St. Louis for the 2008-2009 season, recording 30 points in 45 games between the three clubs.

He would also go on to play in the 2009 Under-20 World Championships. He would score three points in six games in the tournament, and would earn a gold medal with the team. 

Pietrangelo would play in the next World C ...

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