2019–20 St. Louis Blues season

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2019–20 St. Louis Blues
2019–20 record3–2–3
Home record1–1–2
Road record2–1–1
Goals for24
Goals against29
Team information
General ManagerDoug Armstrong
CoachCraig Berube
CaptainAlex Pietrangelo
Alternate captainsAlexander Steen
Vladimir Tarasenko
ArenaEnterprise Center
Minor league affiliate(s)San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
Tulsa Oilers (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsBrayden Schenn (5)
AssistsRyan O'Reilly (6)
PointsBrayden Schenn (8)
Penalty minutesDavid Perron (8)
Plus/minusSamuel Blais
Vince Dunn (+3)
WinsJordan Binnington (2)
Goals against averageJordan Binnington (2.93)
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The 2019–20 St. Louis Blues season is the 53rd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5, 1967.[1] The Blues entered the season as the defending Stanley Cup champions for the first time in franchise history.

Off-season[edit]

On June 24, 2019, head coach Craig Berube signed a three-year contract with the Blues. Berube had been the interim head coach since November 2018 and helped the Blues win the Stanley Cup that season.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Samuel Blais scored the first goal for St. Louis just 53 seconds into the season opener against the Washington Capitals on October 2, but the Blues lost 3–2 in overtime.[3]

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Central Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 Colorado Avalanche 8 7 0 1 7 35 21 +14 15
2 Nashville Predators 8 4 3 1 4 32 31 +1 9
3 St. Louis Blues 8 3 2 3 3 24 29 −5 9
4 Winnipeg Jets 9 4 5 0 3 27 33 −6 8
5 Chicago Blackhawks 5 2 2 1 2 15 15 0 5
6 Dallas Stars 10 2 7 1 2 21 31 −10 5
7 Minnesota Wild 7 1 6 0 1 14 29 −15 2
Updated to game(s) played on October 19, 2019. Source: National Hockey League[4]

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Central Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 Colorado Avalanche 8 7 0 1 7 35 21 +14 15
2 Nashville Predators 8 4 3 1 4 32 31 +1 9
3 St. Louis Blues 8 3 2 3 3 24 29 −5 9
Source: National Hockey League[5]
Top 3 (Pacific Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 Edmonton Oilers 8 7 1 0 6 31 20 +11 14
2 Anaheim Ducks 8 6 2 0 6 22 14 +8 12
3 Vegas Golden Knights 9 6 3 0 5 32 21 +11 12
Source: National Hockey League[5]
Western Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 PA Arizona Coyotes 7 4 2 1 4 21 13 +8 9
2 PA Calgary Flames 9 4 4 1 3 24 26 −2 9
3 PA Vancouver Canucks 7 4 3 0 2 22 15 +7 8
4 CE Winnipeg Jets 9 4 5 0 3 27 33 −6 8
5 PA San Jose Sharks 8 3 5 0 3 21 28 −7 6
6 PA Los Angeles Kings 8 3 5 0 3 24 32 −8 6
7 CE Chicago Blackhawks 5 2 2 1 2 15 15 0 5
8 CE Dallas Stars 10 2 7 1 2 21 31 −10 5
9 CE Minnesota Wild 7 1 6 0 1 14 29 −15 2
Updated to game(s) played on October 19, 2019. Source: National Hockey League[5]

Schedule and results[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The preseason schedule was published on June 18, 2019.[6]

Regular season[edit]

The regular season schedule was published on June 25, 2019.[7]

2019–20 game log
October: 3–2–3 (Home: 1–1–2 ; Road: 2–1–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
1 October 2 Washington 3–2 St. Louis OT Binnington 18,096 0–0–1 1 Recap
2 October 5 Dallas 2–3 St. Louis Binnington 18,096 1–0–1 3 Recap
3 October 7 St. Louis 3–2 Toronto Binnington 19,466 2–0–1 5 Recap
4 October 10 St. Louis 6–4 Ottawa Allen 9,204 3–0–1 7 Recap
5 October 12 St. Louis 3–6 Montreal Binnington 21,302 3–1–1 7 Recap
6 October 14 St. Louis 2–3 NY Islanders OT Binnington 10,355 3–1–2 8 Recap
7 October 17 Vancouver 4–3 St. Louis SO Binnington 18,096 3–1–3 9 Recap
8 October 19 Montreal 5–2 St. Louis Allen 18,096 3–2–3 9 Recap
9 October 21 Colorado St. Louis
10 October 24 Los Angeles St. Louis
11 October 26 St. Louis Boston
12 October 27 St. Louis Detroit
13 October 30 Minnesota St. Louis

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

Player statistics[edit]

As of October 17, 2019

Skaters[edit]

Regular season[8]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Brayden Schenn 7 5 3 8 −3 2
Ryan O'Reilly 7 1 6 7 1 2
Vladimir Tarasenko 7 2 4 6 −4 0
Samuel Blais 7 3 2 5 4 2
David Perron 7 3 2 5 3 6
Jaden Schwartz 7 0 5 5 −2 2
Alex Pietrangelo 7 3 1 4 −2 0
Oskar Sundqvist 7 2 1 3 −2 2
Tyler Bozak 7 0 3 3 0 2
Jay Bouwmeester 7 1 1 2 −1 4
Vince Dunn 7 1 1 2 3 2
Alexander Steen 7 0 2 2 −2 2
Ivan Barbashev 7 0 2 2 0 0
Colton Parayko 7 0 2 2 0 2
Justin Faulk 7 0 2 2 −2 0
Robby Fabbri 7 1 0 1 −4 2
Carl Gunnarsson 5 0 1 1 −2 4
Robert Bortuzzo 2 0 0 0 0 0
Zach Sanford 4 0 0 0 −2 0
Robert Thomas 2 0 0 0 −2 2
Mackenzie MacEachern 1 0 0 0 0 0

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular season[9]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Jordan Binnington 6 6 368:20 2 1 3 18 2.93 198 .909 0 0 1 0
Jake Allen 1 1 59:56 1 0 0 4 4.00 29 .862 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Blues. Stats reflect time with the Blues only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Blues only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

Roster[edit]

Updated October 1, 2019[10][11]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
34 Canada Jake Allen G L 29 2008 Fredericton, New Brunswick
49 Russia Ivan Barbashev C L 23 2014 Moscow, Russia
50 Canada Jordan Binnington G L 26 2011 Richmond Hill, Ontario
9 Canada Sammy Blais LW L 23 2014 Montmagny, Quebec
41 Canada Robert Bortuzzo D R 30 2015 Thunder Bay, Ontario
19 Canada Jay Bouwmeester D L 36 2013 Edmonton, Alberta
21 Canada Tyler Bozak C R 33 2018 Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Canada Vince Dunn D L 22 2015 Mississauga, Ontario
15 Canada Robby Fabbri C L 23 2014 Mississauga, Ontario
72 United States Justin Faulk D R 27 2019 South St. Paul, Minnesota
4 Sweden Carl Gunnarsson D L 32 2014 Örebro, Sweden
33 Canada Jordan Kyrou Injured Reserve C R 21 2016 Toronto, Ontario
62 United States Mackenzie MacEachern LW L 25 2012 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
90 Canada Ryan O'Reilly C L 28 2018 Clinton, Ontario
55 Canada Colton Parayko D R 26 2012 St. Albert, Alberta
57 Canada David Perron LW R 31 2018 Sherbrooke, Quebec
27 Canada Alex Pietrangelo (C) D R 29 2008 King City, Ontario
12 United States Zach Sanford LW L 24 2017 Salem, Massachusetts
10 Canada Brayden Schenn C L 28 2017 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
17 Canada Jaden Schwartz LW L 27 2010 Melfort, Saskatchewan
20 Sweden Alexander Steen (A) LW L 35 2008 Winnipeg, Manitoba
70 Sweden Oskar Sundqvist C R 25 2017 Boden, Sweden
91 Russia Vladimir Tarasenko (A) RW L 27 2010 Yaroslavl, Soviet Union
18 Canada Robert Thomas C R 20 2017 Aurora, Ontario

Transactions[edit]

The Blues have been involved in the following transactions during the 2019–20 season.

Trades[edit]

Date Details Ref
July 25, 2019 (2019-07-25) To Toronto Maple Leafs
Jordan Schmaltz
To St. Louis Blues
Andreas Borgman
[12]
September 24, 2019 To Carolina Hurricanes
Joel Edmundson
Dominik Bokk
7th-round pick in 2021
To St. Louis Blues
Justin Faulk
5th-round pick in 2020

Free agents[edit]

Date Player Team Contract term Ref
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) from/to

Waivers[edit]

Date Player Team Ref
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) from/to

Signings[edit]

Date Player Contract term Ref
June 23, 2019 (2019-06-23) Jordan Nolan 1-year [14]
June 23, 2019 (2019-06-23) Nolan Stevens 1-year [15]
June 27, 2019 (2019-06-27) Carl Gunnarsson 2-year [16]
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Sammy Blais 1-year [17]

Draft picks[edit]

Below are the St. Louis Blues' selections at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 21 and 22, 2019, at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 62 Nikita Alexandrov C  Germany Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL)
3 93 Colten Ellis G  Canada Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
5 155 Keean Washkurak C  Canada Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)
7 2081 Vadim Zherenko G  Russia MHC Dynamo Moscow (MHL)
7 217 Jeremy Michel LW  Canada Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL)

Notes:

  1. The Toronto Maple Leafs' seventh-round pick went to the St. Louis Blues as the result of a trade on June 22, 2019, that sent a seventh-round pick in 2020 to Toronto in exchange for this pick.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League (2013). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2014. Diamond Sports Data, Inc. p. 113. ISBN 978-1-894801-26-3.
  2. ^ "Blues sign Berube to 3-year contract". nhl.com. June 24, 2019. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  3. ^ Blackburn, Pete (October 3, 2019). "NHL Opening Night: Capitals spoil Blues' banner ceremony, Auston Matthews dominates, and other takeaways". CBS Sports. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "NHL Hockey Standings". www.nhl.com. National Hockey League.
  5. ^ a b c "NHL Hockey Standings". www.nhl.com. National Hockey League.
  6. ^ "Blues begin preseason schedule on Sept. 16". NHL.com. June 18, 2019. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  7. ^ "NHL releases 2019-20 regular-season schedule". NHL.com. June 25, 2019. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  8. ^ "2019–20 Regular season – St. Louis Blues Stats – Skaters". NHL.com. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  9. ^ "2019–20 Regular season – St. Louis Blues Stats – Goalies". NHL.com. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  10. ^ "St. Louis Blues Roster". NHL.com. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  11. ^ "St. Louis Blues Hockey Transactions". TSN.ca. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  12. ^ "Blues acquire Borgman from Maple Leafs". NHL.com. July 25, 2019. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  13. ^ "Adam Musil: Placed on unconditional waivers". CBSSports.com. June 24, 2019. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  14. ^ Pinkert, Chris (June 23, 2019). "Blues, Nolan agree to terms on one-year, two-way deal". NHL.com. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  15. ^ Pinkert, Chris (June 23, 2019). "Stevens agrees to one-year, two-way deal with Blues". NHL.com. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  16. ^ Pinkert, Chris (June 27, 2019). "Gunnarsson agrees to two-year deal with Blues". NHL.com. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  17. ^ Pinkert, Chris (July 1, 2019). "Blais agrees to one-year deal with Blues". NHL.com. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  18. ^ "Blues make five selections at 2019 NHL Draft". June 22, 2019. Retrieved June 23, 2019.