2014–15 St. Louis Blues season

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2014–15 St. Louis Blues
Central Division champions
Division 1st Central
Conference 2nd Western
2014–15 record 51–24–7
Home record 27–12–2
Road record 24–12–5
Goals for 248
Goals against 201
Team information
General Manager Doug Armstrong
Coach Ken Hitchcock
Captain David Backes
Alternate captains Barret Jackman
T. J. Oshie
Alex Pietrangelo
Alexander Steen
Arena Scottrade Center
Average attendance 18,545 (96.8%)[1] (41 games)
Minor league affiliate(s) Chicago Wolves (AHL)
Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL)
Team leaders
Goals Vladimir Tarasenko (37)
Assists Alexander Steen (40)
Points Vladimir Tarasenko (73)
Penalties in minutes Ryan Reaves (116)
Plus/minus Vladimir Tarasenko (+27)
Wins Brian Elliott (26)
Goals against average Brian Elliott (2.26)

The 2014–15 St. Louis Blues season was the 48th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5, 1967.[2]

Off-season[edit]

Coach Ken Hitchcock was extended through this season on May 7, 2014, as were Associate Coach Brad Shaw and Assistant Coach Ray Bennett. Assistant Coach Gary Shaw and Goaltending Coach Corey Hirsch were not retained.[3] Kirk Muller, 48, was named assistant coach by General Manager Doug Armstrong on May 13, 2014. Muller was formerly head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes in parts of the last three seasons.[4]

Goaltender Brian Elliott re-signed for a three-year extension on May 19, 2014, for $7.5 million. He will team with Jake Allen. Ryan Miller will become an unrestricted free agent in July.[5]

The Blues on May 27, replaced their unretained goaltending coach with Jim Corsi, formerly goaltending coach of the last 16 seasons with the Buffalo Sabres.[6]


Playoffs[edit]

The St. Louis Blues entered the playoffs as the Central Division regular season champions. The Blues took on the wild card Minnesota Wild in the first round. The Blues were defeated in six games by the Wild.

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Central Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – St. Louis Blues 82 51 24 7 42 248 201 +47 109
2 x – Nashville Predators 82 47 25 10 41 232 208 +24 104
3 x – Chicago Blackhawks 82 48 28 6 39 229 189 +40 102
4 x – Minnesota Wild 82 46 28 8 42 231 201 +30 100
5 x – Winnipeg Jets 82 43 26 13 36 230 210 +20 99
6 Dallas Stars 82 41 31 10 37 261 260 +1 92
7 Colorado Avalanche 82 39 31 12 29 219 227 −8 90
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Central Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – St. Louis Blues 82 51 24 7 42 248 201 +47 109
2 x – Nashville Predators 82 47 25 10 41 232 208 +24 104
3 x – Chicago Blackhawks 82 48 28 6 39 229 189 +40 102
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (Pacific Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Anaheim Ducks 82 51 24 7 43 236 226 +10 109
2 x – Vancouver Canucks 82 48 29 5 42 242 222 +20 101
3 x – Calgary Flames 82 45 30 7 41 241 216 +25 97
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.
Western Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 CE x – Minnesota Wild 82 46 28 8 42 231 201 +30 100
2 CE x – Winnipeg Jets 82 43 26 13 36 230 210 +20 99
3 PA Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 15 38 220 205 +15 95
4 CE Dallas Stars 82 41 31 10 37 261 260 +1 92
5 CE Colorado Avalanche 82 39 31 12 29 219 227 −8 90
6 PA San Jose Sharks 82 40 33 9 36 228 232 −4 89
7 PA Edmonton Oilers 82 24 44 14 19 198 283 −85 62
8 PA Arizona Coyotes 82 24 50 8 19 170 272 −102 56
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2014–15 Game Log

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Final Stats[7]

Skaters[edit]

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Brian Elliott 46 45 2546 26 14 3 96 2.26 1150 .917 5 0 3 0
Jake Allen 37 32 2077 22 7 4 79 2.28 909 .913 4 0 2 2
Martin Brodeur 7 5 356 3 3 0 17 2.87 169 .899 1 0 0 0
Totals 53 49 2,981 32 13 4 117 2.35 1,346 .913 6 0 2 2
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Jake Allen 6 6 328 2 4 12 2.20 125 .904 0 0 0 0
Brian Elliott 1 0 26 0 0 1 2.31 7 .857 0 0 0 0

Roster[edit]

Updated on April 26, 2015.[8]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
34 Canada Jake Allen G L 24 2008 Fredericton, New Brunswick
42 United States David Backes (C) C/RW R 30 2003 Minneapolis, Minnesota
21 Sweden Patrik Berglund C L 26 2006 Västerås, Sweden
41 Canada Robert Bortuzzo D R 26 2015 Thunder Bay, Ontario
19 Canada Jay Bouwmeester D L 31 2013 Edmonton, Alberta
25 United States Chris Butler D L 28 2014 St. Louis, Missouri
Canada Adam Cracknell RW R 29 2015 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
1 Canada Brian Elliott G L 30 2011 Newmarket, Ontario
57 Germany Marcel Goc C L 31 2015 Calw, West Germany
4 Sweden Carl Gunnarsson D L 28 2014 Örebro, Sweden
5 Canada Barret Jackman (A) D L 34 1999 Trail, British Columbia
23 Czech Republic Dmitrij Jaskin RW L 22 2011 Omsk, Russia
13 Finland Olli Jokinen C L 36 2015 Kuopio, Finland
12 Finland Jori Lehtera C L 27 2008 Lempäälä, Finland
48 Finland Petteri Lindbohm D L 21 2012 Helsinki, Finland
88 United States Peter Mueller RW/C R 27 2014 Bloomington, Minnesota
74 United States T. J. Oshie (A) RW/C R 28 2005 Mount Vernon, Washington
9 Canada Steve Ott C L 32 2014 Summerside, Prince Edward Island
56 Sweden Magnus Paajarvi LW L 24 2013 Norrköping, Sweden
27 Canada Alex Pietrangelo (A) D R 25 2008 King City, Ontario
32 Canada Chris Porter LW/C L 30 2007 Toronto, Ontario
75 Canada Ryan Reaves RW R 28 2005 Winnipeg, Manitoba
17 Canada Jaden Schwartz LW L 22 2010 Melfort, Saskatchewan
22 United States Kevin Shattenkirk D R 26 2011 Greenwich, Connecticut
26 United States Paul Stastny C L 29 2014 Quebec City, Quebec
20 Sweden Alexander Steen (A) LW L 31 2008 Winnipeg, Manitoba
91 Russia Vladimir Tarasenko RW L 23 2010 Yaroslavl, Soviet Union

Awards and honours[edit]

Awards[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Following the end of the Blues' 2013–14 season, and during the 2014–15 season, this team has been involved in the following transactions:

Trades[edit]

Date
Details
June 28, 2014[17][18] To Toronto Maple Leafs
Roman Polak (D)
To St. Louis Blues
Carl Gunnarsson (D)
CGY's 4th round (94th) pick in 2014
November 15, 2014[19] To Columbus Blue Jackets
Jordan Leopold (D)
To St. Louis Blues
5th-round pick in 2016
January 27, 2015[20] To Pittsburgh Penguins
Maxim Lapierre (C)
To St. Louis Blues
Marcel Goc (C)
February 26, 2015[21] To Columbus Blue Jackets
Future Considerations
To St. Louis Blues
Adam Cracknell (RW)
March 2, 2015[22] To Arizona Coyotes
Maxim Letunov (F)
To St. Louis Blues
Zbynek Michalek (D)
conditional 3rd-round pick in 2015
March 2, 2015[23] To Pittsburgh Penguins
Ian Cole (D)
To St. Louis Blues
Robert Bortuzzo (D)
7th-round pick in 2016
March 2, 2015[24] To Toronto Maple Leafs
Joakim Lindstrom (F)
Conditional 6th-round pick in 2016
To St. Louis Blues
Olli Jokinen (F)

Draft picks[edit]

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft will be held on June 27–28, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 21 Robby Fabbri Center Canada Canada Guelph Storm (OHL)
2 33[a] Ivan Barbashev Center / Left Wing Russia Russia Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
2 52 Maxim Letunov Center Russia Russia Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)
3 82 Jake Walman Defense Canada Canada Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL)
4 94[b] Ville Husso Goaltender Finland Finland HIFK (Liiga)
4 110[c] Austin Poganski Right Wing United States United States Tri-City Storm (USHL)
5 124[d] Jaedon Descheneau Right Wing Canada Canada Kootenay Ice (WHL)
6 172 Chandler Yakimowicz Right Wing United States United States London Knights (OHL)
6 176[e] Samuel Blais Left Wing Canada Canada Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
7 202 Dwyer Tschantz Right Wing United States United States Indiana Ice (USHL)
Draft notes
  • a Edmonton's second-round pick will go to St. Louis, as the result of a trade on July 10, 2013 that sent David Perron to Edmonton, in exchange for Magnus Paajarvi, and this pick.[56]
  • b The Calgary Flames' fourth-round pick went to the St. Louis Blues as the result of a trade on June 28, 2014 that sent Roman Polak to Toronto in exchange for Carl Gunnarsson and this pick.[57]
         Toronto previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on September 29, 2013 that sent Joe Colborne to Calgary in exchange for this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[58] The condition – If Calgary fails to qualify for the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs then this pick will remain a fourth-round pick in 2014 – was converted on March 30, 2014.
  • c Tampa Bay's fourth-round pick will go to St. Louis, as the result of a trade on July 10, 2012 that sent B. J. Crombeen and a fifth-round pick in 2014 to Tampa Bay, in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2013, and this pick.[59]
  • St. Louis's fourth-round pick will go to the Nashville Predators, as the result of a trade on June 30, 2013 that sent a fourth-round pick in 2013 to St. Louis, in exchange for a seventh-round pick in 2013, and this pick.[60]
  • d Calgary's fifth-round pick will go to St. Louis, as the result of a trade on July 5, 2013 that sent Kris Russell to Calgary, in exchange for this pick.[61]
  • St. Louis's fifth-round pick will go to the Tampa Bay Lightning, as the result of a trade on July 10, 2012 that sent fourth-round picks in 2013 and 2014 to St. Louis, in exchange for B. J. Crombeen and this pick.[59]
  • e Boston's sixth-round pick will go to St. Louis, as the result of a trade on April 3, 2013 that sent Wade Redden to Boston, in exchange for this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[62] The condition – St. Louis will receive a sixth-round pick in 2014 if Redden appears in one playoff game in the 2013 for the Bruins – was converted on May 1, 2013.[63]

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