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

Can you take the St. Louis Blues to glory with this roster?


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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: 26
Role: Sniper
Height: 183cm
Weight: 102kg
Shoots: Left
Best 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: 28
Role: Two-Way
Height: 191cm
Weight: 95kg
Shoots: Right
Best 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: 28
Role: Hybrid
Height: 188cm
Weight: 92kg
Shoots: Left
Best 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 Schwartz

87

Left Wing Sniper

178cm

26

Left

91 Passing, Puck Control. 90 Hand-Eye, Deking, Offensive Awareness, Acceleration, Agility

Ryan O’Reilly

86

Two-Way Center

185cm

27

Left

95 Discipline. 90 Stick Checking. 89 Deking, Hand-Eye,  Passing, Puck Control, Defensive Awareness, Offensive Awareness

Brayden Schenn

86

Two-Way Center

185cm

27

Left

89 Deking, Hand-Eye, Passing, Puck Control, Slap Shot Accuracy, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Accuracy, Wrist Shot Power

Colton Parayko

85

Defensive Defenseman

198cm

25

Right

93 Slap Shot Power. 90 Wrist Shot Power. 89 Shot Blocking

David Perron

84

Two-Way Left Wing

183cm

30

Right

88 Passing, Puck Control, Offensive Awareness, Slap Shot Power

Alexander Steen

84

Two-Way Left Wing

183cm

34

Left

88 Offensive Awareness. 87 Deking, Hand-Eye, Passing, Puck Control, Defensive Awareness, Discipline, Agility, Slap Shot Accuracy, Wrist Shot Accuracy Wrist Shot Power

Tyler Bozak

82

Two-Way Center

185cm

32

Right

90 Discipline. 88 Acceleration. 87 Stick Checking, Agility, Speed

Jay Bouwmeester

82

Defensive Defenseman

193cm

34

Left

90 Discipline. 89 Strength. 88 Stick Checking, Balance, Slap Shot Power

Patrick Maroon

81

Left Wing Power Forward

191cm

30

Left

90 Balance, Strength, Aggressiveness

Joel Edmundson

81

Defensive Defenseman

193cm

25

Left

89 Balance, Body Checking, Strength

Vince Dunn

81

Two-Way Defenseman

183cm

21

Left

88 Speed, Agility, Acceleration

Robby Fabbri

80

Left Wing Sniper

178cm

22

Left

90 Deking. 89 Agility, Speed, Acceleration

Robert Bortuzzo

79

Defensive Defenseman

193cm

29

Right

88 Balance, Strength, Body Checking

Dmitrij Jaskin

79

Left Wing Power Forward

188cm

25

Left

87 Balance, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power, Strength

Jordan Schmaltz

78

Two-Way Defenseman

188cm

24

Right

87 Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Ivan Barbashev

78

Playmaker Center

183cm

22

Left

87 Discipline, Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Chris Thorburn

76

Left Wing Grinder

191cm

35

Right

92 Aggressiveness, Body Checking. 91 Strength, Balance

Oskar Sundqvist

76

Left Wing Power Forward

191cm

24

Right

88 Balance, Strength. 87 Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Nikita Soshnikov

76

Two-Way Right Wing

180cm

24

Left

86 Speed. 85 Discipline, Acceleration, Agility, Durability, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Chad Johnson

81

Hybrid Goaltender

191cm

32

Left

86 Glove Low, Stick Low. 85 Angles, Breakaway, Passing, Rebound Control, Recover, Aggressiveness, Agility, Durability, Speed, Vision

Klim Kostin, Center, 76 OVR

Age: 19
Role: Power Forward
Height: 191cm
Weight: 89kg
Shoots: Left
Potential: 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 Laferriere

55

Two-Way Right Wing

183cm

18

Right

Bottom 6 med

Tyler Tucker

56

Defensive Defenseman

183cm

18

Left

7th D med

Dominik Bokk

56

Two-Way Center

180cm

18

Right

Top 6 med

David Noel

56

Two-Way Defenseman

185cm

19

Left

AHL Top 2 med

Alexey Toropchenko

61

Right Wing Power Forward

191cm

19

Left

Bottom 6 med

Robert Thomas

66

Two-Way Center

180cm

19

Right

Top 6 med

Trenton Bourque

56

Defensive Defenseman

188cm

20

Left

AHL Top 4 med

Tanner Kaspick

64

Two-Way Center

185cm

20

Left

Top 9 med

Jordan Kyrou

68

Playmaker Center

180cm

20

Right

Top 6 med

Adam Musil

70

Power Forward Center

191cm

21

Right

Bottom 6 med

Ville Husso

74

Hybrid

191cm

23

Left

Starter med

Evan Fitzpatrick

64

Hybrid

193cm

20

Left

Fringe Starter med

Joel Hofer

56

Hybrid

191cm

18

Right

Fringe Starter med

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