2009–10 St. Louis Blues season

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2009–10 St. Louis Blues
Division4th Central
Conference9th (tied) Western
2009–10 record40–32–10
Home record18–18–5
Road record22–14–5
Goals for225
Goals against223
Team information
General ManagerLarry Pleau
CoachDavis Payne
CaptainEric Brewer
Alternate captainsDavid Backes (Mar–Apr)
Barret Jackman
Paul Kariya (Oct–Mar)
Keith Tkachuk (Oct–Mar)
ArenaScottrade Center
Average attendance18,883 (98.6%)   [40 G; 755,322]   (19,150 max.)
Team leaders
GoalsAndy McDonald,
Alexander Steen (24)
AssistsAndy McDonald (33)
PointsAndy McDonald (57)
Penalty minutesCam Janssen (190)
Plus/minusMike Weaver (+10)
WinsChris Mason (30)
Goals against averageTy Conklin (2.48)

The 2009–10 St. Louis Blues season was the 43rd season for the NHL franchise in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Blues relieved coach Andy Murray of his duties on January 2, 2010, after a below expectation record (17–17–6, 40 points), sitting in 12th place in the Conference. Especially galling were the frequent blown leads after two periods, and with the worst home record (6–13–3, including one win in Sweden) in the entire NHL. Named as interim head coach is Davis Payne, who becomes the 23rd head coach in the Blues' history. Payne was the head coach of the Blues main farm team, the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League.[1] After the season, Payne was named as Head Coach, removing the interim tag.[2]

The Blues hired goaltending consultant Tyler Love on January 18, 2010.[3]

Keith Tkachuk announced his retirement from hockey on April 7, 2010, three days before the final game of the season, April 10, which he declined to play.[4] The Blues saluted him in a tribute after the last home game, his final game ever in the NHL on April 9.[5]

Pre-season[edit]

Game log[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Despite being the most penalized team in the League with 342 power-play opportunities against, the Blues had the best penalty-kill percentage, at 86.84%.[6]

Divisional standings[edit]

Central Division[7]
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 y – Chicago Blackhawks 82 52 22 8 271 209 112
2 Detroit Red Wings 82 44 24 14 229 216 102
3 Nashville Predators 82 47 29 6 225 225 100
4 St. Louis Blues 82 40 32 10 225 223 90
5 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 32 35 15 216 259 79

Conference standings[edit]

Western Conference[8]
R GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 z – San Jose Sharks 82 51 20 11 264 215 113
2 y – Chicago Blackhawks 82 52 22 8 271 209 112
3 y – Vancouver Canucks 82 49 28 5 272 222 103
4 Phoenix Coyotes 82 50 25 7 225 202 107
5 Detroit Red Wings 82 44 24 14 229 216 102
6 Los Angeles Kings 82 46 27 9 241 219 101
7 Nashville Predators 82 47 29 6 225 225 100
8 Colorado Avalanche 82 43 30 9 244 233 95
8.5
9 St. Louis Blues 82 40 32 10 225 223 90
10 Calgary Flames 82 40 32 10 204 210 90
11 Anaheim Ducks 82 39 32 11 238 251 89
12 Dallas Stars 82 37 31 14 237 254 88
13 Minnesota Wild 82 38 36 8 219 246 84
14 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 32 35 15 216 259 79
15 Edmonton Oilers 82 27 47 8 214 284 62

bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; z – Won conference (and division)

Game log[edit]

  • Green background indicates win (2 points).
  • Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points).
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point).

Playoffs[edit]

The St. Louis Blues attempted to make the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the 2004–05 NHL lockout, but were eliminated with 3 games remaining in the season after the Colorado Avalanche achieved 93 points in locking up the 8th and final playoff spot on April 6, 2010.

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

(final, April 10, 2010) Stats

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Goaltenders[edit]

(final, April 10, 2010)

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP Min W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Chris Mason 61 3,512 30 22 8 148 2.53 1,699 .913 2 0 0 0
Ty Conklin 26 1,451 10 10 2   60 2.48    764 .921 4 0 1 4
TOTALS 82 4,963 40 32 10 208 2.51 2,463 .916 6 0 1 4

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
B. J. Crombeen 100th NHL game October 29, 2009[9]
Lars Eller 1st NHL game, goal November 5, 2009[10]
David Perron 1st Hat Trick November 10, 2009 [11]
David Perron Highlight goal November 21, 2009 [12][13][14][15]
Keith Tkachuk 200th NHL goal with Blues November 23, 2009[16]
Davis Payne (coach) 1st NHL win January 9, 2010[17]
T. J. Oshie 100th NHL game January 16, 2010[18]
David Perron 200th NHL game (youngest Blue ever) February 4, 2010[19]
Mike Weaver 1st NHL goal in 185 games (3/23/07) March 18, 2010[20]
Paul Kariya 400th NHL goal March 18, 2010[20][21]

Awards[edit]

Regular season
Player Award Awarded
Keith Tkachuk[22] NHL Third Star of the Week October 5, 2009
Chris Mason[23] NHL Second Star of the Week January 18, 2010
Alex Pietrangelo[24] Named #1 NHL Prospect March 6, 2010

Transactions[edit]

The Blues have been involved in the following transactions during the 2009–10 season.

Trades[edit]

Date
Details
June 27, 2009 To Nashville Predators
7th-round pick in 2010
To St. Louis Blues
7th-round pick (#202 overall) in 2009
December 8, 2009[25] To Columbus Blue Jackets
Brendan Bell (D)
Tomas Kana (C)
To St. Louis Blues
Pascal Pelletier (LW)
February 11, 2010[26] To Pittsburgh Penguins
Steven Wagner (D)
To St. Louis Blues
Nate Guenin (D)
March 1, 2010[27] To Chicago Blackhawks
Hannu Toivonen (G)
Danny Richmond (D)
To St. Louis Blues
Joe Fallon (G)
March 2, 2010[28] To Montreal Canadiens
Aaron Palushaj (RW)
To St. Louis Blues
Matt D'Agostini (RW)
March 3, 2010[29] To Vancouver Canucks
Yan Stastny (C)
To St. Louis Blues
Pierre-Cedric Labrie (LW)

Final roster[edit]

Updated April 15, 2010.[52]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
42 United States David Backes (A) C R 25 2003 Minneapolis, Minnesota
21 Sweden Patrik Berglund C L 21 2006 Västerås, Sweden
22 Canada Brad Boyes C R 27 2007 Mississauga, Ontario
4 Canada Eric Brewer (C) D L 30 2005 Vernon, British Columbia
28 Canada Carlo Colaiacovo D L 27 2008 Toronto, Ontario
29 United States Ty Conklin G L 34 2009 Phoenix, Arizona
26 United States B. J. Crombeen RW R 24 2008 Denver, Colorado
36 Canada Matt D'Agostini RW R 23 2010 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
61 Denmark Lars Eller C L 20 2007 Rødovre, Denmark
5 Canada Barret Jackman (A) D L 29 1999 Trail, British Columbia
55 United States Cam Janssen RW R 25 2008 St. Louis, Missouri
6 United States Erik Johnson D R 22 2006 Bloomington, Minnesota
53 Sweden Jonas Junland D L 22 2006 Linköping, Sweden
9 Canada Paul Kariya LW L 35 2007 Vancouver, British Columbia
19 Canada D. J. King LW L 25 2002 Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
50 Canada Chris Mason G L 33 2008 Red Deer, Alberta
18 Canada Jay McClement C L 27 2001 Kingston, Ontario
10 Canada Andy McDonald C L 32 2007 Strathroy, Ontario
74 United States T. J. Oshie C R 23 2005 Mount Vernon, Washington
57 Canada David Perron LW R 21 2007 Sherbrooke, Quebec
46 Czechoslovakia Roman Polak D R 23 2004 Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
20 Sweden Alexander Steen C L 26 2008 Winnipeg, Manitoba
33 Canada Tyson Strachan D R 25 2008 Melfort, Saskatchewan
44 Canada Darryl Sydor D R 37 2009 Edmonton, Alberta
43 Canada Mike Weaver D R 31 2007 Bramalea, Ontario
15 United States Brad Winchester LW L 29 2008 Madison, Wisconsin

Draft picks[edit]

St. Louis's picks at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, Quebec, June 26–27, 2009.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team (League)
1 17 David Rundblad D  Sweden Skelleftea AIK (Elitserien)
2 48 Brett Ponich D  Canada Portland Winterhawks (Western Hockey League)
3 78 Sergei Andronov RW  Russia Lada Togliatti (Kontinental Hockey League)
4 108 Tyler Shattock F  Canada Kamloops Blazers (Western Hockey League)
6 168 David Shields D  United States Erie Otters (OHL)
7 202 (from Philadelphia via Nashville) Maxwell Tardy C  United States Duluth East High School (United States High School-MN)

See also[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

Peoria Rivermen[edit]

The Peoria Rivermen are the Blues American Hockey League affiliate in 2009–10.

Alaska Aces[edit]

The Alaska Aces are the Blues affiliate in the ECHL.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davis Payne Named Interim Head Coach
  2. ^ Payne Remains Blues' Head Coach
  3. ^ Tyler Love Hired as Blues' Goalie Consultant
  4. ^ Tkachuk to Retire at End of Season: Press conference with Tkachuk set for Apr. 13 and open to the public (Apr. 7)
  5. ^ Blues Salute Tkachuk After Friday's Game: Team also presented jerseys to randomly selected fans at ice level (Apr. 9)
  6. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2010.html
  7. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Division". National Hockey League.
  8. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League.
  9. ^ "St. Louis Blues - Recap: Coyotes 2, Blues 0 (Oct. 29, 2009)". Archived from the original on 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
  10. ^ "St. Louis Blues - Recap: Flames 2, Blues 1 OT (Nov. 5, 2009)". Archived from the original on 2009-11-09. Retrieved 2009-11-06.
  11. ^ "St. Louis Blues - Recap: Blues 6, Canucks 1 (Nov. 10, 2009)". Archived from the original on 2009-11-20. Retrieved 2009-11-11.
  12. ^ Perron Scores One for the Highlight Reel: His goal, scored Saturday vs. the Islanders, has the league talking (Nov. 23, 2009)
  13. ^ "Video". Archived from the original on 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
  14. ^ "Chris Kerber's radio call on [[KMOX]] 1120AM". Archived from the original on 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
  15. ^ Perron's post-game comments[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ "St. Louis Blues - Recap: Bruins 4, Blues 2 (Nov. 23, 2009)". Archived from the original on 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
  17. ^ "St. Louis Blues - Recap: Blues 4, Kings 3 (Jan. 9, 2010)". Archived from the original on 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  18. ^ "St. Louis Blues - Recap: Blues 4, Rangers 1 (Jan. 16, 2010)". Archived from the original on 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
  19. ^ "St. Louis Blues - Recap: Blackhawks 2, Blues 1 (February 6, 2010)". Archived from the original on 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2010-02-07.
  20. ^ a b "St. Louis Blues - Recap: Blues 4, Rangers 3 (Mar. 18, 2010)". Archived from the original on 2010-04-02. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
  21. ^ Kariya Scores Goal No. 400: Blues forward becomes 83rd player in NHL history to reach the milestone
  22. ^ "Ovechkin, Anderson and Tkachuk named NHL 'Three Stars' "
  23. ^ "Mason Named to NHL 'Three Stars': Blues goalie was 3-0 with a 0.67 GAA and .971 Save percentage"
  24. ^ "Pietrangelo Named Top Prospect: Defenseman took the honors in The Hockey News' Future Watch 2010"
  25. ^ Blues Acquire Pelletier from Columbus
  26. ^ Blues Acquire Guenin from Penguins
  27. ^ Blues Get Fallon for Toivonen, Richmond
  28. ^ Blues Acquire D'Agostini from Montreal
  29. ^ Blues Acquire Labrie from Canucks
  30. ^ "Blues Sign Goaltender Ty Conklin". Archived from the original on 2009-07-04. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
  31. ^ Blues Agree to Terms with Toivonen
  32. ^ a b Blues Sign Forwards Cracknell, Tallackson
  33. ^ Blues Sign Defenseman Bryce Lampman
  34. ^ Blues Sign Defenseman Brendan Bell
  35. ^ Armstrong, Blues Agree to Terms
  36. ^ Blues Sign Darryl Sydor
  37. ^ "Dallas Signs Defenseman Jeff Woywitka To Two-Year Contract". Archived from the original on 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2009-07-08.
  38. ^ "Bruins Sign Four Players". Archived from the original on 2009-07-16. Retrieved 2009-08-02.
  39. ^ "Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Defenseman Jay McKee". Archived from the original on 2009-07-13. Retrieved 2009-07-11.
  40. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Manny Legace
  41. ^ "McClement Signs Multi-Year Contract". Archived from the original on 2009-06-02. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
  42. ^ "Blues Re-Sign Keith Tkachuk". Archived from the original on 2009-06-23. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
  43. ^ a b Weaver, Winchester Agree to New Deals
  44. ^ Blues Reach Agreement with Crombeen
  45. ^ "Blues Sign Ian Schultz". Archived from the original on 2009-07-12. Retrieved 2009-07-08.
  46. ^ a b Blues Sign Pair of Defenseman
  47. ^ Blues Re-Sign Steve Wagner
  48. ^ Blues Reach Agreement with Polak
  49. ^ Blues Sign Defenseman Ponich
  50. ^ Blues Sign Prospect Tyler Shattock
  51. ^ Blues Sign Prospect Anthony Nigro
  52. ^ "Blues Roster - St. Louis Blues - Team". St. Louis Blues. Retrieved 2010-04-10.

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