The St. Louis Blues
 
Alex Pietrangelo
Meet Alex Pietrangelo, the Blues' 2008 first-round pick. Ranked fifth-overall heading into the draft by ISS, Pietrangelo's a highly skilled defenseman, who is an excellent skater with sound offensive instincts and remains calm under pressure. He can run the powerplay and create offensive chances. ISS says he is an excellent skater with a great stride. He offers a hard shot, can beat you one-on-one and is a physically imposing player on the ice with his large frame.
 

2008 ENTRY DRAFT RECAP

Rd

No.

PLAYER Pos. DRAFTED FROM
1 4 Alex Pietrangelo D Niagara IceDogs [OHL]
2 33 Philip McRae C London Knights [OHL]
2 34 Jake Allen G St. John's Fog Devils [QMJHL]
3 65 Jori Lehtera C Tappara Tampere [FNL]
3 70 James Livingston RW Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds [OHL]
3 87 Ian Schultz RW Calgary Hitmen [WHL]
4 95 David Warsofsky D U.S. National Under-18 Team
5 125 Kristoffer Berglund D Bjorkloven IF [Swe-1]
6 155 Anthony Nigro C Guelph Storm [OHL]
7 185 Paul Karpowich G Wellington Dukes [OPJHL]

ISS: ON THE HORIZON

Pos. PLAYER Age Height Weight
D Jonas Junland 20 6' 2" 198
G Ben Bishop 21 6' 5" 205
G Marek Schwarz 22 6' 0" 180
D Cade Fairchild 19 5' 11" 186
F Brett Sonne 19 5' 11" 200

1st ROUND DRAFT HISTORY

YEAR # PLAYER Pos. DRAFT FROM LEAGUE
2008 4 Alex Pietrangelo D Niagara IceDogs OHL
2007 13
18
26
Lars Eller
Ian Cole
David Perron
RW
D
C
Frolunda Jrs
U.S. Nat. U-18 Team
Lewiston MAINEiacs
SWEDEN
USDP
QMJHL
2006 1
25
Erik Johnson
Patrik Berglund
D
C
U.S. Nat. U-18 Team
Vasteras IK
USDP
SWEDEN
2005 24 T.J. Oshie C Warroad H.S. (Minn.) US HS
2004 17 Marek Schwarz G Sparta Praha CZECH

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IN THE SYSTEM

PLAYER Height Weight Age
FORWARDS
Jay Barriball 5' 9" 155 21
Patrik Berglund 6' 4" 187 20
Nicholas Drazenovic 6' 1" 172 21
Lars Eller 6' 0" 198 19
Travis Erstad 6' 4" 182 19
Matt Foy 6' 2" 228 25
Simon Hjalmarsson 5' 11" 161 19
Tomas Kana 6' 0" 202 20
Jori Lehtera 6' 2" 191 20
Nikolai Lemtyugov 6' 0" 176 22
James Livingston 6' 1" 200 18
Philip McRae 6' 2" 189 18
Anthony Nigro 6' 0" 189 18
Trevor Nill 6' 1" 180 19
T.J. Oshie 5' 11" 170 21
Aaron Palushaj 5' 11" 187 18
Chris Porter 6' 1" 210 24
Ryan Reaves 6' 2" 193 21
Ian Schultz 6' 1" 179 18
Brett Sonne 5' 11" 200 19
Julian Talbot 6' 0" 185 23
DEFENSEMEN
Kristoffer Berglund 5' 10" 180 19
Ian Cole 6' 1" 211 19
Cade Fairchild 5' 10" 186 19
T.J. Fast 6' 1" 190 20
Zach Fitzgerald 6' 2" 205 23
Alexander Hellstrom 6' 2" 207 21
Jonas Junland 6' 2" 198 20
Anthony Peluso 6' 3" 222 19
Alex Pietrangelo 6' 3" 206 18
Roman Polak 6' 1" 227 22
Steve Wagner 6' 2" 200 24
David Warsofsky 5' 8" 160 18
GOALIES
Jake Allen 6' 2" 175 18
Chris Beckford-Tseu 6' 3" 201 24
Ben Bishop 6' 5" 205 21
Paul Karpowich 6' 0" 160 19
Marek Schwarz 6' 0" 180 22
 
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