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Defense/Goaltending Prospect Statistics as of Feb. 14, 2010

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Compiled by Brian Weidler, "Game Time" Prospect Department


St. Louis Game Time PROSPECT SUNDAYS


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A trade this week sent one overage defenseman out of the Blues' organization, and brought another back. Steve Wagner, a member of the organization for three seasons, was shipped to Pittsburgh for Nate Guenin. The two are of similar size, both 6' 2 with Guenin being slightly heavier at 210 compared to Wagner's 203, and both came up through the USHL to the college ranks before turning pro, but there the similarities end.

Guenin is 15 months older than Wagner (December 1982 vs. March 1984), and where Wagner is more an offensive-minded blueliner, Guenin is a physical, stay-at-home type. Wagner also has more NHL experience in fewer pro seasons, but Guenin has more pro playoff experience than Wagner, both players in the AHL.

Back in the system, one of the biggest prospect defenders on the roster shared the spotlight with one of the smaller prospects in the organization this week. 2008 first-rounder Alex Pietrangelo picked up four points in four games for OHL power Barrie as the Colts took home the "W" in three of four games this week. The 6' 3, 206-punder from King City, Ontario assisted on the game winning goal in Barrie's 4-1 win at Oshawa one week ago today, and picked up two helpers in the Colts' 7-2 rout of Peterborough on Feb. 11.

Not to be outdone, 5' 8, 170-pound David Warsofsky scored twice in three games this week, including his fourth shorthanded goal (which leads all NCAA Division I players) in Boston University's 4-3 loss to crosstown rival Boston College in the annual Beanpot Tournament on Feb. 8. In three games this week, Warsofsky also added an assist, four minutes in penalty time, and a plus-2

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In the nets this week, top goalie prospect Jake Allen continues his strong play for QMJHL contender Drummondville. A 3-0-0 mark this week for Allen gives him wins in five of his last six starts for les Voltigeurs, and he has allowed just 11 goals on 156 shots in those six games for a 2.09 GAA and 92.9% save percentage over the last two weeks.

Collegian Paul Karpowich also had a solid week, picking up a pair of wins for Clarkson University vs. ECAC rivals Princeton and Quinnipiac. In 120 minutes of playing time, Karpowich allowed just four goals on 55 shots for a 2.00 GAA and a 92.7% save percentage.

In Peoria, Hannu Toivonen watched from the bench as Ben Bishop got the nod in all three Rivermen games this week. While Bishop didn't play terribly (8 GA, 2.73 GAA, 90.0% save percentage), the Rivermen dropped all three games -- a 4-2 loss on the road to the Chicago Wolves, and back-to-back home losses this weekend to San Antonio, 3-1 on Friday and 2-1 on Saturday.

Once again, stats for Reto Berra remain buried in a secret Swiss bank account somewhere among the glaciers. A request of the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation for information -- in German, no less -- has produced no reply as of yet.

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

ST. LOUIS BLUES 2009-10 PROSPECT STATS as of 14 February 2010 -- DEFENSEMEN
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.

Acq'd Player 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 48 5 14 19 0 20 1 0 0
1 (18) '07 COLE, Ian D/L 6-01 211 01-18-89 Ann Arbor, MI Notre Dame CCHA 24 3 12 15 - 9 43 1 0 1
F/A '08 CUNDARI, Mark D/L 5-10 200 04-23-90 Toronto, ON Windsor OHL 54 8 42 50 +38 116 3 0 2
4 (96) '07 FAIRCHILD, Cade D/L 5-10 190 01-15-89 Duluth, MN Minnesota WCHA 30 2 14 16 - 5 26 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 37 8 18 26 -12 24 3 0 1
Trade '09 GUENIN, Nate D/R 6-02 210 12-10-82 Sewickley, PA Wilkes-Barre/Scranton AHL 41 3 2 5 - 3 63 0 0 0
7 (184) '06 HELLSTRÖM, Alex D/R 6-02 207 04-17-87 Falun, SWE Luleå HF SEL 38 1 1 2 -11 89 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 53 11 20 31 + 5 34 8 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
Barrie OHL 15 3 13 16 +14 13 1 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 55 1 12 13 0 83 0 0 0
Trade '08 RICHMOND, Danny D/L 6-00 192 08-01-84 Chicago, IL Peoria AHL 50 1 15 16 -13 135 1 0 0
1 (17) '09 RUNDBLAD, David D/R 6-02 190 10-08-90 Lycksele, SWE Skellefteå AIK SEL 40 1 9 10 + 7 12 0 0 1
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 55 6 10 16 + 1 30 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 39 2 14 16 - 1 59 1 0 1
4 (94) '06 TUREK, Ryan D/R 6-00 185 09-22-87 Southfield, MI Alaska ECHL 40 2 5 7 - 1 52 0 0 1
4 (95) '08 WARSOFSKY, David D/L 5-08 170 05-30-90 Weymouth, MA Boston University HEA 24 9 8 17 + 8 38 2 4 1
United States U20 WJC 7 0 2 2 + 5 6 0 0 0

Acq'd 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 11 618 25 0 2.43 8 3 0 278 0.910
TOTALS QMJHL 34 1860 80 1 2.58 19 14 0 902 0.911
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 32 1885 87 0 2.77 15 13 3 878 0.901
7 (185) '08 KARPOWICH, Paul G/L 6-03 185 10-25-88 Thunder Bay, ON Clarkson ECAC 24 1299 80 0 3.70 6 15 3 721 0.889
Trade '07 TOIVONEN, Hannu G/L 6-02 200 05-18-84 Kalvola, FIN Peoria AHL 23 1331 62 0 2.80 9 11 2 648 0.904