July 1, 2018 | 9:01pm ET
BLUES ACQUIRE O'REILLY FROM SABRES
Ryan O'Reilly, centre
The St. Louis Blues have acquired centre Ryan O’Reilly from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forwards Patrik Berglund, Vladimir Sobotka and Tage Thompson, as well as a 2019 first-round draft pick and a 2021 second-round pick.
O’Reilly, 27, was originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the second-round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Last season, he appeared in 81 games with Buffalo, tallying 24 goals and 37 assists for 61 points.
O'Reilly is a veteran of nine NHL seasons, including six with the Colorado Avalanche and three with Buffalo. He has posted 422 points, including 155 goals and 267 assists, in 651 career regular season games.
Berglund, 30, was originally drafted 25th overall by the Blues in 2006. In 10 seasons with the Blues, he’s collected 322 points (168 goals, 154 assists) and 242 penalty minutes in 694 regular season games.
Sobotka, 30, originally joined the Blues via trade from the Boston Bruins on June 26, 2010. Across nine NHL seasons, including six with the Blues, he has tallied 155 points (47 goals, 108 assists) in 463 regular season games.
Thompson, 20, was originally drafted 26th overall by the Blues in the 2016 NHL Draft. Last season, his first in the NHL, he recorded nine points (three goals, six assists) in 41 regular season games.