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11 Apr 2019

NHL 19: St. Louis Blues Player Ratings, Roster & Top Prospects

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Vladimir Tarasenko, Right Wing, 90 OVR

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Alex Pietrangelo, D   efenseman, 89 OVR

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Jake Allen, Goaltender, 84 OVR

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NHL 19 St. Louis Blues Roster

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Klim Kostin, Center, 76 OVR

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NHL 19 St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

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Despite not making it to the playoffs last season, the St. Louis Blues have top-class players in all of the right areas, and they should be a postseason contender in 2019. But they’ve struggled for consistency and goal scoring, putting them as a dark horse contender this season. In NHL 19, however, you should find enough ability in the lines to pull the Blues into a wild card place. 

Vladimir Tarasenko, Right Wing, 90 OVR

Age: 26Role: SniperHeight: 183cmWeight: 102kgShoots: LeftBest Stats: 94 Deking, Wrist Shot Accuracy. 93 Hand-Eye, Passing, Puck Control, Offensive Awareness 

The Russian wing is struggling this season, with only 17 goals and 32 points through 48 games, but Vladimir Tarasenko is still widely considered to be one of the most dangerous snipers in the NHL. Regardless of his form this season, his 33 goals and 66 points were enough to grant him 90-plus ratings across everything puck skills, shooting, and speed. 

Alex Pietrangelo, Defenseman, 89 OVR

Age: 28Role: Two-WayHeight: 191cmWeight: 95kgShoots: RightBest Stats: 93 Defensive Awareness. 92 Passing. 91 Offensive Awareness, Slap Shot Power 

Alex Pietrangelo is well-known for his minute-munching, two-way play, being just as potent in the offensive end as he is stingy in the defensive end. For what he lacks in speed, Pietrangelo more than makes up for in defensive awareness, stick checking, and offensive awareness in the game, with his passing also being of particular use when looking to start a breakaway via a certain superstar, speedy winger.

Jake Allen, Goaltender, 84 OVR

Age: 28Role: HybridHeight: 188cmWeight: 92kgShoots: LeftBest Stats: 89 Speed. 88 Agility, Breakaway, Glove Low, Stick Low 

Once a breakout star goaltender, Jake Allen has struggled to live up to what looked like very lofty potential. Last season, he was greatly outclassed by supposed backup Carter Hutton, and this season rookie Jordan Binnington is showing up the 28-year-old. Allen may not be the starter in St. Louis for many more seasons, and in NHL 19, it may be worth making a switch if you wish to strengthen the team.

From the Day 1, September 13 update, this is how the St. Louis Blues’ first lines start. While there is plenty of speed and scoring ability in the lines, the Blues are in desperate need of a playmaker who can unleash the likes of Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz. Ryan O’Reilly is one of the best two-way centers in the NHL, but his defense-first setup will hinder the offensive potential of a line that boasts one of the league’s top snipers. 

NHL 19 St. Louis Blues Roster

Patrick Maroon (81) – Ryan O’Reilly (86) – Vladimir Tarasenko (90)Joel Edmundson (81) – Alex Pietrangelo (89)Jake Allen (84)

Name Overall Rating Position/Role Height Age Shoots Best Stats
Jaden Schwartz87Left Wing Sniper178cm26Left91 Passing, Puck Control. 90 Hand-Eye, Deking, Offensive Awareness, Acceleration, Agility
Ryan O’Reilly86Two-Way Center185cm27Left95 Discipline. 90 Stick Checking. 89 Deking, Hand-Eye,  Passing, Puck Control, Defensive Awareness, Offensive Awareness
Brayden Schenn86Two-Way Center185cm27Left89 Deking, Hand-Eye, Passing, Puck Control, Slap Shot Accuracy, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Accuracy, Wrist Shot Power
Colton Parayko85Defensive Defenseman198cm25Right93 Slap Shot Power. 90 Wrist Shot Power. 89 Shot Blocking
David Perron84Two-Way Left Wing183cm30Right88 Passing, Puck Control, Offensive Awareness, Slap Shot Power
Alexander Steen84Two-Way Left Wing183cm34Left88 Offensive Awareness. 87 Deking, Hand-Eye, Passing, Puck Control, Defensive Awareness, Discipline, Agility, Slap Shot Accuracy, Wrist Shot Accuracy Wrist Shot Power
Tyler Bozak82Two-Way Center185cm32Right90 Discipline. 88 Acceleration. 87 Stick Checking, Agility, Speed
Jay Bouwmeester82Defensive Defenseman193cm34Left90 Discipline. 89 Strength. 88 Stick Checking, Balance, Slap Shot Power
Patrick Maroon81Left Wing Power Forward191cm30Left90 Balance, Strength, Aggressiveness
Joel Edmundson81Defensive Defenseman193cm25Left89 Balance, Body Checking, Strength
Vince Dunn81Two-Way Defenseman183cm21Left88 Speed, Agility, Acceleration
Robby Fabbri80Left Wing Sniper178cm22Left90 Deking. 89 Agility, Speed, Acceleration
Robert Bortuzzo79Defensive Defenseman193cm29Right88 Balance, Strength, Body Checking
Dmitrij Jaskin79Left Wing Power Forward188cm25Left87 Balance, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power, Strength
Jordan Schmaltz78Two-Way Defenseman188cm24Right87 Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power
Ivan Barbashev78Playmaker Center183cm22Left87 Discipline, Acceleration, Agility, Speed
Chris Thorburn76Left Wing Grinder191cm35Right92 Aggressiveness, Body Checking. 91 Strength, Balance
Oskar Sundqvist76Left Wing Power Forward191cm24Right88 Balance, Strength. 87 Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power
Nikita Soshnikov76Two-Way Right Wing180cm24Left86 Speed. 85 Discipline, Acceleration, Agility, Durability, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power
Chad Johnson81Hybrid Goaltender191cm32Left86 Glove Low, Stick Low. 85 Angles, Breakaway, Passing, Rebound Control, Recover, Aggressiveness, Agility, Durability, Speed, Vision

Klim Kostin, Center, 76 OVR

Age: 19Role: Power ForwardHeight: 191cmWeight: 89kgShoots: LeftPotential: Top 6 med

On a team filled with two-way centers, bar the promising Ivan Barbashev, Klim Kostin can bring a welcomed dose of deviation up the middle. Kostin needs a bit of time to harness his already decent attributes, but eventually, his lofty speed, strength, shooting, and passing attributes will come of great use. In real life, Kostin has featured as a right wing, so that may be a way that you could go to get him into the lines.

The Blues’ prospect pool consists of many low-end prospects as well as a few potentially very useful youngsters. However, many of their better youngsters are two-way centers, which the team does not need. Ville Husso develops into a very good goalie in the game, and could already be seen as backup-worthy, while the playmaking skill of Jordan Kyrou is needed as soon as possible, but his overall rating is still far too low.

NHL 19 St. Louis Blues Top Prospects

Name Overall Rating Position/Role Height Age Shoots Potential
Mathias Laferriere55Two-Way Right Wing183cm18RightBottom 6 med
Tyler Tucker56Defensive Defenseman183cm18Left7th D med
Dominik Bokk56Two-Way Center180cm18RightTop 6 med
David Noel56Two-Way Defenseman185cm19LeftAHL Top 2 med
Alexey Toropchenko61Right Wing Power Forward191cm19LeftBottom 6 med
Robert Thomas66Two-Way Center180cm19RightTop 6 med
Trenton Bourque56Defensive Defenseman188cm20LeftAHL Top 4 med
Tanner Kaspick64Two-Way Center185cm20LeftTop 9 med
Jordan Kyrou68Playmaker Center180cm20RightTop 6 med
Adam Musil70Power Forward Center191cm21RightBottom 6 med
Ville Husso74Hybrid191cm23LeftStarter med
Evan Fitzpatrick64Hybrid193cm20LeftFringe Starter med
Joel Hofer56Hybrid191cm18RightFringe Starter med