Prospect Stats as of 01-09-10

Compiled by Brian Weidler, "Game Time" Prospect Department


Five prospects, five medals ... Wamsley gets first win as head coach ... Warsofsky, BU win at Fenway.


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The first week of the New Year was a very good one for several of the Blues' top prospects.

The Blues' organization had five prospects participating in the U-20 World Junior Championships, and all five came home with medals. Center Philip McRae and defenseman David Warsofsky helped Team USA to a 6-5 overtime win over Canada (with defenseman Alex Pietrangelo and goaltender Jake Allen) in the gold medal game, and defenseman David Rundblad scored in Sweden's 11-4 rout of Switzerland for the bronze.

Lars Eller, Nick Drazenovic, Brett Sonne (in white).

The Blues actually had five prospects earn medals last season as well, but Rundblad and Sergei Andronov were not actually part of the organization at the time of the 2009 U20 World Juniors (held prior to the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, in which both were chosen). Pietrangelo and Brett Sonne were on the roster of 2009 gold medalist Canada, Andronov skated for silver medal-winning Russia, and Rundblad and Simon Hjalmarsson won bronze with Tre Kronor in 2009.

Former Blues' goaltending coach Rick Wamsley, who recently became the head coach in Peoria, earned his first win as a head coach on Friday night, a 5-1 thrashing of the Toronto Marlies at home on Carver Arena ice. The game was attended by your Game Time Prospect Department, and live-blogged HERE.

Center Nicholas Drazenovic picked up a goal and an assist for Peoria in the victory, as did veteran winger Barry Tallackson. Lars Eller, one of Peoria's two representatives in the upcoming AHL All-Star Game on Jan. 19, chipped in a pair of assists. Hannu Toivonen turned aside 29 of 30 Toronto shots to pick up the victory, his eighth of the season.

The win on Friday was the start of a busy three games in three days for Wamsley and the Rivermen, who dropped a 3-1 decision to the Chicago Wolves on Saturday night. Peoria will have little time to mull over the loss to veteran Chris Chelios and the Wolves, however, as they return to Carver Arena for a 3:00 PM showdown today with the Milwaukee Admirals.

As reported by Greg "Puck Daddy" Wyshynski at Yahoo, Blues' d-prospect David Warsofsky capped off a memorable week on Friday night, with a little assist from the NHL.

After winning gold with Team USA on Tuesday, Warsofsky returned to the lineup of the Boston University Terriers just in time to skate on the same ice at Fenway Park that the NHL used for the Winter Classic on New Years' Day. Warsofsky's return was timely, as he scored the first goal in BU's 3-2 win over crosstown rival Boston College in the opener of a two-game series dubbed the Sun Life Financial "Frozen Fenway 2009."

New Hampshire will take on UMass at 8:00 PM Eastern in the nightcap of the series.


Your Game Time weekly prospect statistics update after the jump...

ST. LOUIS BLUES 2009-10 PROSPECT STATS as of 02 January 2010
Lines with GREY backgrounds denote players above "prospect age" of 25 years.
Lines with BLUE backgrounds indicate statistics for players in the NHL at any point in the 2009-10 season.

## FORWARDS Ps/Sh Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace 2008-09 Club(s) League GP G A Pts +/- PIM PP SH GW
3 (78) '09 ANDRONOV, Sergei RW/L 6-00 183 07-19-89 Moscow, RUS Lada Togliatti KHL 34 5 8 13 - 5 20 1 0 2
CSKA KHL 4 1 2 3 - 1 0 0 0 0
TOTALS KHL 42 6 10 16 - 6 20 1 0 2
Trade '07 BARRIBALL, Jay C/L 5-09 165 05-27-87 Prior Lake, MN Minnesota WCHA 5 2 2 4 + 3 10 0 0 0
F/A '09 CRACKNELL, Adam RW/R 6-03 215 07-15-85 Prince Albert, SK Peoria AHL 38 7 13 20 + 4 14 1 2 1
6 (171) '05 DRAZENOVIC, Nick C/L 6-01 200 01-14-87 Prince George, BC Peoria AHL 27 10 11 21 - 5 16 4 0 0
1 (13) '07 ELLER, Lars F/L 6-00 198 05-08-89 Rodovre, DMK St. Louis NHL 5 1 0 1 + 1 4 1 0 0
Peoria AHL 30 6 22 28 + 1 36 1 0 2
4 (100) '07 ERSTAD, Travis F/R 6-04 185 11-09-88 Madison, WI Wisconsin-Stevens Pt NCAA Div III 13 4 6 10 ... 51 2 0 1
2 (39) '07 HJALMARSSON, Simon RW/R 5-11 170 02-01-89 Varnamo, SWE Rögle BK SEL 36 5 5 10 - 3 10 0 0 0
3 (65) '08 LEHTERA, Jori C/L 6-02 191 12-23-87 Helsinki, FIN Tappara SML 35 15 28 43 - 2 40 7 1 0
3 (70) '08 LIVINGSTON, James RW/R 6-02 213 03-08-90 Halifax, NS Sault Ste. Marie OHL 36 14 12 26 +12 47 6 0 3
2 (33) '08 McRAE, Philip C/L 6-03 191 03-15-90 Apple Valley, MN London OHL 33 11 26 37 + 4 43 4 1 4
United States U20 WJC 6 1 4 5 0 2 1 0 0
6 (155) '08 NIGRO, Anthony C/L 6-00 189 01-11-90 Woodbridge, ON Ottawa OHL 36 10 26 36 + 5 14 4 0 1
7 (190) '07 NILL, Trevor C/R 6-01 180 04-11-89 Detroit, MI Michigan State CCHA 13 1 4 5 + 4 10 0 0 0
2 (44) '07 PALUSHAJ, Aaron RW/R 6-00 185 09-07-89 Livonia, MI Peoria AHL 35 3 15 18 + 4 18 1 0 0
Trade '09 PELLETIER, Pascal RW/L 5-11 197 06-16-83 Labrador City, NL Syracuse AHL 25 3 13 16 - 7 23 1 0 0
Peoria AHL 11 3 4 7 + 6 11 0 0 1
TOTALS AHL 38 6 17 23 - 1 34 1 0 1
6 (160) '07 PELUSO, Anthony RW/R 6-04 235 04-18-89 King City, ON Peoria AHL 16 1 0 1 0 45 0 0 0
Alaska ECHL 5 0 1 1 + 1 15 0 0 0
F/A '07 PORTER, Chris LW/L 6-01 205 05-29-84 Thunder Bay, ON Peoria AHL 38 7 9 16 + 5 37 0 1 1
5 (156) '05 REAVES, Ryan RW/R 6-02 200 01-20-87 Winnipeg, MB Peoria AHL 37 3 3 6 -12 95 0 0 0
5 (124) '06 SACKRISON, Andrew F/L 6-01 200 11-12-87 St. Louis Park, MN Minnesota State WCHA 11 2 2 4 - 1 4 0 0 0
4 (87) '08 SCHULTZ, Ian RW/R 6-02 200 02-04-90 Calgary, AB Calgary WHL 40 17 19 36 + 5 100 7 2 1
4 (108) '09 SHATTOCK, Tyler RW/R 6-03 190 02-03-90 Salmon Arm, BC Kamloops WHL 42 22 28 50 - 1 65 8 0 5
3 (85) '07 SONNE, Brett C/L 6-00 187 05-16-89 Maple Ridge, BC Peoria AHL 35 4 5 9 -10 20 3 0 1
Trade '06 STASTNY, Yan C/L 5-10 195 09-30-82 Quebec, QC St. Louis NHL 4 1 0 1 + 1 0 0 0 0
Peoria AHL 31 7 10 17 - 4 35 3 0 1
F/A '07 TALBOT, Julian C/L 6-00 185 03-24-85 Wahnapitae, ON Peoria AHL 36 11 9 20 0 20 7 0 1
7 (202) '09 TARDY, Max C/R 6-00 188 10-27-90 Duluth, MN Tri-City USHL 30 9 16 25 - 4 24 7 0 1
## DEFENSEMEN Ps/Sh Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace 2008-09 Club(s) League GP G A Pts +/- PIM PP SH GW
5 (125) '08 BERGLUND, Kristofer D/L 5-10 180 11-09-88 Umea, SWE Luleå HF SEL 38 4 8 12 - 3 16 1 0 0
1 (18) '07 COLE, Ian D/L 6-01 211 01-18-89 Ann Arbor, MI Notre Dame CCHA 20 2 10 12 - 4 35 0 0 1
F/A '08 CUNDARI, Mark D/L 5-10 200 04-23-90 Toronto, ON Windsor OHL 40 7 35 42 +33 89 3 0 2
4 (96) '07 FAIRCHILD, Cade D/L 5-10 190 01-15-89 Duluth, MN Minnesota WCHA 22 1 9 10 - 4 22 1 0 0
Trade '08 FAST, T.J. D/L 6-01 190 09-02-87 Calgary, AB Peoria AHL 5 0 0 0 - 1 2 0 0 0
Alaska ECHL 24 4 8 12 -13 14 2 0 1
7 (184) '06 HELLSTRÖM, Alex D/R 6-02 207 04-17-87 Falun, SWE Luleå HF SEL 28 1 1 2 -10 79 0 0 0
3 (64) '06 JUNLAND, Jonas D/L 6-02 200 11-15-87 Linköping, SWE St. Louis NHL 1 0 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 0
Peoria AHL 38 9 19 28 +10 28 7 0 1
1 (4) '08 PIETRANGELO, Alex D/R 6-03 206 01-18-90 King City, ON St. Louis NHL 9 1 1 2 - 9 6 0 0 0
Canada U20 WJC 6 3 9 12 + 9 14 1 1 0
4 (48) '09 PONICH, Brett D/L 6-06 205 02-22-91 Edmonton, AB Portland WHL 42 1 9 10 - 2 60 0 0 0
Trade '08 RICHMOND, Danny D/L 6-00 192 08-01-84 Chicago, IL Peoria AHL 35 1 12 13 - 4 100 1 0 0
1 (17) '09 RUNDBLAD, David D/R 6-02 190 10-08-90 Lycksele, SWE Skellefteå AIK SEL 30 0 4 4 + 1 10 0 0 0
Sweden U20 WJC 6 1 4 5 + 9 2 1 0 0
6 (168) '09 SHIELDS, David D/R 6-03 216 01-27-91 Rochester, NY Erie OHL 42 5 7 12 - 4 26 5 0 0
F/A '08 STRACHAN, Tyson D/R 6-03 225 10-20-84 Melfort, SK St. Louis NHL 6 0 2 2 + 3 4 0 0 0
Peoria AHL 25 2 10 12 + 4 46 1 0 1
4 (94) '06 TUREK, Ryan D/R 6-00 185 09-22-87 Southfield, MI Alaska ECHL 32 2 4 6 + 2 46 0 0 1
F/A '07 WAGNER, Steve D/L 6-02 200 03-06-84 Grand Rapids, MN Peoria AHL 33 2 7 9 - 8 14 1 0 1
4 (95) '08 WARSOFSKY, David D/L 5-08 170 05-30-90 Weymouth, MA Boston University HEA 14 5 4 9 + 3 30 1 2 0
United States U20 WJC 7 0 2 2 + 5 6 0 0 0

Drafted GOALTENDERS Ps/Ct Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace 2009-10 Club(s) League GP Mins GA SO GAA W L OL Shts Sv %
2 (34) '08 ALLEN, Jake G/L 6-02 175 08-07-90 Fredericton, NB Montreal QMJHL 23 1241 55 1 2.66 11 11 0 624 0.912
Drummondville QMJHL 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.000
TOTALS QMJHL 23 1241 55 1 2.66 11 11 0 624 0.912
Canada U20 WJC 5 291 10 2 2.06 3 0 0 102 0.902
4 (106) '06 BERRA, Reto G/L 6-04 189 01-03-87 Bulach, SUI EHC Biel NL-A 8 ... ... .. 3.30 .. .. .. ... ...
3 (85) '05 BISHOP, Ben G/L 6-05 205 11-21-86 Denver, CO Peoria AHL 21 1282 56 0 2.62 12 7 2 603 0.907
7 (185) '08 KARPOWICH, Paul G/L 6-03 185 10-25-88 Thunder Bay, ON Clarkson ECAC 15 884 50 0 3.40 4 8 3 472 0.894
Trade TOIVONEN, Hannu G/L 6-02 200 05-18-84 Kalvola, FIN Peoria AHL 17 1026 46 0 2.69 8 8 1 521 0.912

 

 

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"Game Time" takes a look at five of the Blues' prospects who have performed above and beyond the others over the last seven days.

Sergei ANDRONOV Nicholas DRAZENOVIC Paul KARPOWICH Anthony NIGRO Hannu TOIVONEN
Andronov (by KHL website) Drazenovic Karpowich Nigro Toivonen
** 4 games played this week ** 2 games played this week ** 2 games played this week ** 3 games played this week ** 1 game played this week
** 1 G, 2 A, minus-1 ** 1 G, 2 A, plus-1 ** 124 mins, 4 GA, 1-0-1 ** 1 G, 4 A, plus-5 ** 60 mins, 1 GA, 1-0-0
** 0 PIM, 0 PP, 0 SH, 0 GW ** 0 PIM, 1 PP, 0 SH, 0 GW ** 1.93 GAA, 90.5% sv pct ** 0 PIM, 0 PP, 0 SH, 0 GW ** 1.00 GAA, 96.7% sv pct
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