Jaden Schwartz

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Jaden Schwartz
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Born (1992-06-25) June 25, 1992 (age 22)
Melfort, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 14th overall, 2010
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2012–present

Jaden Schwartz (born June 25, 1992) is a Canadian ice hockey player who currently plays for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). Schwartz was selected 14th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.[1] Schwartz was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan, but grew up in Wilcox, Saskatchewan.

Playing career[edit]

Minor hockey[edit]

Schwartz played minor hockey at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. As a bantam, Schwartz helped Notre Dame to win the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, he also played at the midget level, helping the Hounds to a victory at the 2007 Mac's AAA midget hockey tournament. Schwartz and Notre Dame played at the Mac's Tournament again in 2008. Schwartz was named the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League Top Forward for the 2007–08 season, after leading the league in scoring.[2] While playing Midget AAA at the school, he scored 39 goals and added 72 assists in 44 games, to break team scoring records previously held by Vincent Lecavalier and Brad Richards.[3]

Junior[edit]

Schwartz began his hockey career playing junior ice hockey for his hometown Notre Dame Hounds in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. During the 2008–09 season with the Hounds, Schwartz finished fifth in league scoring with 34 goals and 42 assists in 46 games.[4] At the end of the season, he was named the SJHL's Rookie of the Year.[5] Schwartz transferred to the Tri-City Storm of the American Tier I Jr. A United States Hockey League. Schwartz captured the 2009–10 USHL scoring title with 83 points in 60 games.[3] He was also named to the league's First All-Star Team and was awarded Top Offensive Player honours.[3]

College[edit]

Schwartz with Colorado College in March 2011

On January 22, 2008, Schwartz committed to play NCAA Division I college ice hockey at Colorado College of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) for the 2010–11 season.[3] Schwartz helped Colorado College to an NCAA Tournament appearance where the team was seeded in the West regional held at the Scottrade Center, in St. Louis. In the first round, He recorded two goals and two assists to help Colorado College defeat the reigning NCAA champion and #1-seeded Boston College 8-4.[6] He also assisted on the lone goal, scored by Rylan Schwartz, in the second round game against Michigan.[7] Schwartz finished his freshman season at Colorado College with 17 goals and 30 assist for 47 points in 30 games.[8] His 47 points was first on the team and he recorded four game-winning goals and eight powerplay goals.[8]

During his sophomore season at Colorado College, Schwartz recorded 15 goals and 26 assists for 41 points in only 30 games, missing six due to the World Junior Tournament.[9] He led the Tigers in points and assists for the season;[9] [10] four of his 15 goals were recorded as game-winning goals and five of his goals came on the power play.[9] On March 10, 2012, Colorado College lost 3-4 in overtime to Michigan Tech in the first round of the WCHA playoffs.[11] On March 12, 2012, Jaden decided to forego his final two years of NCAA eligibility and signed a three-year entry level contract with the St. Louis Blues.[12]

Professional career[edit]

The St. Louis Blues signed him to an entry-level contract on March 12, 2012, and added him to their NHL roster.[13] After travelling and practicing with the team for a week, Schwartz was given his first opportunity for NHL play after winger Andy McDonald received a shoulder injury.[14] Jaden made his NHL debut on March 17, 2012 in Tampa Bay, skating on second line with Jamie Langenbrunner and Patrik Berglund. During the game, he scored his first NHL goal, a game-winning goal, from his first NHL shot on the powerplay at the 19:24 mark of the first period when Schwartz intercepted a rebound in front of the net and beat the Lightning's veteran goalie Dwayne Roloson.[15] On September 27th, 2014, Schwartz agreed to a two-year 4.7 million dollar contract with the St. Louis Blues after an offseason that was surround with a large amount of uncertainly about weather he would rejoin the club. Schwartz will wear number 17 in the 2014-2015 season, switching from the number 9 worn in the 2013-2014 season.

International competition[edit]

Jaden Schwartz WJC12 press conference.jpg
Schwartz as a member of Team Canada at the 2012 World Junior Championships
Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for Canada Canada
World Junior Championships
Silver 2011 Canada
Bronze 2012 Canada
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2009 Czech Republic

Schwartz represents Canada internationally. His first experience with Hockey Canada came while representing Team West at the World Junior A Challenge in 2008, capturing a silver medal and the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in 2009, with a fourth place finish. Schwartz helped Canada capture a gold medal at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.[2] Schwartz scored a goal and added an assist in the gold medal game.[16] He was selected to represent Canada at the 2011 World Junior Championships. In his second game of the tournament, against the Czech Republic, Schwartz suffered a fractured ankle and was sidelined for the rest of the tournament.[17] He was selected the next year to Team Canada for the 2012 World Junior Championships in Edmonton and Calgary and named team captain.[18] Playing Russia in the semifinal, Schwartz recorded a goal and five shots to be named Canada's player of the game in a 6–5 losing effort.[19] He finished the tournament with five points (two goals and three assists) over six games, as Canada won the bronze medal over Finland.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Schwartz was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan,[3] to Rick and Carol Schwartz. He has an older brother Rylan who also played hockey at Colorado College,[21] now with the San Jose Sharks,[22] and had an older sister Mandi who played hockey with the Yale Bulldogs women's ice hockey until she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in December 2008.[23] Despite trying to find a donor for Mandi, and in the process, raising awareness of bone marrow and stem cell transplants,[23] Mandi died in April 2011 following a third relapse of the cancer.[24][25]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Notre Dame Hounds SJHL 46 34 42 76 15
2009–10 Tri-City Storm USHL 60 33 50 83 18 3 3 0 3 0
2010–11 Colorado College WCHA 30 17 30 47 22
2011–12 Colorado College WCHA 30 15 26 41 18
2011–12 St. Louis Blues NHL 7 2 1 3 0
2012–13 Peoria Rivermen AHL 33 9 10 19 14
2012–13 St. Louis Blues NHL 45 7 6 13 4 6 0 1 1 2
2013–14 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 25 31 56 27 6 1 2 3 0
NHL totals 132 34 38 72 31 12 1 3 4 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Canada WJC 2 1 2 3 0
2012 Canada WJC 6 2 3 5 4
Junior totals 8 3 5 8 4

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Rookie Team 2010–11
All-WCHA Third Team 2010–11
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2011 [26]
All-WCHA Second Team 2011–12
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2011–12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 NHL Entry Draft". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Jaden Schwartz". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Schwartz, Jaden". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  4. ^ "SJHL 2008-09 scoring". Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  5. ^ "SJHL Past Award Winners". Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  6. ^ Purcell, Chad (March 25, 2011). "Schwartz brothers are keys for Tigers". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ Weston, Paula C. (March 26, 2011). "Michigan punches Frozen Four ticket by downing Colorado College". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Colorado College Tigers Men's Hockey 2010-2011 Team Statistics". U.S. College Hockey Online. March 26, 2011. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c Gomez, Brian (March 13, 2012). "Jaden Schwartz leaves CC, signs pro contract with Blues". Colorado Springs Gazette. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  10. ^ Staff (March 12, 2012). "Blues Ink F Schwartz to Contract; To Make NHL Debut Tuesday". TSN. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  11. ^ AP Staff (March 11, 2012). "Michigan Tech beats Colorado College 4-3 in OT". Greenwich Time. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  12. ^ Staff (March 13, 2012). "Schwartz leaves Colorado College for NHL deal with St. Louis". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  13. ^ Blues Sign Schwartz to Entry Level Deal: Schwartz, the Blues' first-round pick in 2010, will join the team in Chicago, NHL.com, March 12, 2012, retrieved March 12, 2012 
  14. ^ Goold, Derrick (March 17, 2012). "Team Canada captain Schwartz set for NHL debut". Calgary Herald. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  15. ^ Rutherford, Jeremy (March 17, 212). "Final: Blues 3, Lightning 1". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Canada Hammers Russia 9-2 in U18 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  17. ^ Mirtle, James (2010-12-30). "Canada's Jaden Schwartz knocked out of World Juniors". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2010-12-30. 
  18. ^ Staff (December 22, 2012). "Schwartz to Captain Canada's Team at Word Juniors". TSN. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Game Summary" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2012-01-03. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  20. ^ "Games & Results". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  21. ^ "Player Profile: Rylan Schwartz". Eliteprospects.com. 
  22. ^ "Sharks Sign Forward Rylan Schwartz". sjsharks.com. 2013-04-05. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  23. ^ a b "NHL draft a family matter for CC recruit Schwartz". Colorado Springs Gazette. 2010-06-23. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  24. ^ Blues Mourn Loss of Mandi Schwartz: Mandi, sister of Blues draft choice Jaden Schwartz, succumbs to cancer, NHL.com (April 3, 2011)
  25. ^ Mandi Schwartz Leaves Memorable Legacy, NHL.com (April 4, 2011)
  26. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
David Rundblad
St. Louis Blues first round draft pick
2010
Succeeded by
Vladimir Tarasenko