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2010–11 St. Louis Blues · NHL
2010–11 record TBD
General Manager Doug Armstrong
Coach Davis Payne
Captain Eric Brewer
Alternate captains TBD
Arena Scottrade Center
Team leaders

The 2010–11 St. Louis Blues season will be the 43rd season for the NHL franchise in St. Louis, Missouri.


The Blues announced on April 14 that Davis Payne will be retained as coach, making him the 23rd head coach of the franchise.
Doug Armstrong is the new General Manager replacing Larry Pleau, who will serve in a different capacity in the organization.[1]

On June 1, former player Scott Mellanby was hired as an assistant coach.[2]

On June 18, the Blues hired former NHL goaltender Corey Hirsch as their new goaltending coach. He will join the Blues on July 1.[3]

On July 1, Doug Armstrong became the new General Manager.[4]

Also on July 1, Dave Taylor became the new Director of Player Personnel. He was previously with the Dallas Stars for three years and prior to that with the Los Angeles Kings organization as both a player and in their front office for 30 years.[5]

Dr. Jerome Gilden, the Blues team doctor since their inception in 1967, died on August 12, 2010.[6]

Divisional standingsEdit

Conference standingsEdit

Schedule and resultsEdit


2010 Pre-season
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Record Recap
1 September 22 St. Louis Blues - Minnesota Wild
2 September 24 Minnesota Wild - St. Louis Blues
3 September 25 St. Louis Blues - Dallas Stars
4 September 30 Chicago Blackhawks - St. Louis Blues
5 October 2 Dallas Stars - St. Louis Blues
6 October 3 St. Louis Blues - Chicago Blackhawks

Game logEdit

  • Green background indicates win (2 points).
  • Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points).
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point).
2009–10 Game Log
October: 0–0–0 (Home: 0–0–0; Road: 0–0–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
1 October 9 Philadelphia Flyers, 7pm St. Louis Blues
2 October 11 Anaheim Ducks, 1pm St. Louis Blues
3 October 14 St. Louis Blues, 7pm Nashville Predators
4 October 16 St. Louis Blues, 7pm Dallas Stars
5 October 18 St. Louis Blues, 7:30pm Chicago Blackhawks
6 October 22 Chicago Blackhawks, 7pm St. Louis Blues
7 October 23 Pittsburgh Penguins, 7pm St. Louis Blues
8 October 28 St. Louis Blues, 7pm Nashville Predators
9 October 30 Atlanta Thrashers, 7pm St. Louis Blues
  • Green background indicates win (2 points).
  • Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points).
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point).
  • Green background indicates win (2 points).
  • Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points).
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point).
  • Green background indicates win (2 points).
  • Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points).
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point).
  • Green background indicates win (2 points).
  • Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points).
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point).
  • Green background indicates win (2 points).
  • Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points).
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point).
  • Green background indicates win (2 points).
  • Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points).
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point).


The Blues will attempt to return to the playoffs after failing to qualify in 2009–10.

Player statsEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

Transactions Edit

The Blues have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.

Trades Edit

March 2, 2010[7] To Montreal Canadians
Aaron Palushaj (RW)
To St. Louis Blues
Matt D'Agostini (RW)
March 3, 2010[8] To Vancouver Canucks
Yan Stastny (C)
To St. Louis Blues
Pierre-Cedric Labrie (F)
June 17, 2010[9] To Montreal Canadians
Lars Eller (C)
Ian Schultz (F)
To St. Louis Blues
Jaroslav Halak (G)
June 17, 2010[10] To Colorado Avalanche
Julian Talbot (F)
To St. Louis Blues
T.J. Hensick (F)
June 25, 2010[11] To Ottawa Senators
David Rundblad (D)
To St. Louis Blues
1st-round pick (#16 overall) in 2010
June 26, 2010[12] To Boston Bruins
David Warsofsky (D)
To St. Louis Blues
Vladimir Sobotka (F)
July 28, 2010
To Washington Capitals
D.J. King (F)
To St. Louis Blues
Stefan Della Rovere (F)
August 3, 2010
To Florida Panthers
T.J. Fast (D)
To St. Louis Blues
Graham Mink (F)

Free agents acquired Edit

Player Former team Contract terms
Brennan Evans[15] Toronto Marlies 2 years, $1.025 million
Nathan Oystrick[15] Anaheim Ducks 1 year, $600,000
Dave Scatchard[16] Nashville Predators 1 year, $550,000
Dean Arsene[17] Edmonton Oilers 1 year, $600,000

Free agents lost Edit

Player New team Contract terms
Jonas Junland[18] Färjestads BK 1 year
Chris Mason[19] Atlanta Thrashers 2 years, $3.7 million
Nate Guenin[20] Columbus Blue Jackets 1 year, $575,000
Mike Weaver[21] Florida Panthers 2 years, $1.8 million

Claimed via Waivers Edit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via Waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via Retirement Edit

Keith Tkachuk[22]
Darryl Sydor[23]

Players Signings Edit

Player Contract terms
Tyler Shattock[24] 3 years, $1.845 million entry-level contract
Anthony Nigro[25] 3 years, $1.75 million entry-level contract
Adam Cracknell[26] 1 year, $500,000
Jori Lehtera[27] 2 years, $1.4625 million entry-level contract
David Rundblad[28] 3 years, $2.7 million entry-level contract
Nikita Nikitin[29] 1 year, $800,000 entry-level contract
Matt D'Agostini[30] 1 year, $550,000
Vladimir Sobotka[31] 1 year, $750,000
Alex Steen[32] 4 years, $13.45 million
Brad Winchester[33] 1 year, $700,000
Jaroslav Halak[34] 4 years, $15 million
Cam Janssen[35] 1 year, $600,000
Carlo Colaiacovo[36] 2 years, $4.25 million
Nicholas Drazenovic[37] 1 year, $500,000
Tyson Strachan[38] 1 year, $600,000
T.J. Hensick[39] 1 year, $600,000
Ryan Reaves[40] 1 year, $500,000
David Perron[41] 2 years, $4.3 million
Erik Johnson[42] 2 years, $5.2 million

Draft picksEdit

St. Louis's picks at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, June 25-June 26, 2010. The Blues have the 14th choice by virtue of finishing 9th in the conference in 2009-2010.[43]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team (League)
1 14 Jaden Schwartz C Flag of Canada.svg Canada Tri-City Storm (United States Hockey League)
1 16 (from Ottawa) Vladimir Tarasenko C Flag of Russia Russia HC Sibir Novosibirsk (Kontinental Hockey League)
2 44 Sebastian Wannstrom C Flag of Sweden Sweden Brynas IF (J20 SuperElit)
3 74 Max Gardiner C Flag of the United States United States Minnetonka High School (United States High School-MN)
4 104 Jani Hakanpaa D Flag of Finland Finland Kiekko-Vantaa Jr. (Finland Jr-2)
5 134 Cody Beach RW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Calgary Hitmen (Western Hockey League)
6 164 Stephen MacAulay LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Saint John Sea Dogs (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)


Updated August 3, 2010.[44]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
17 Flag of Canada.svg Armstrong, DerekDerek Armstrong


C R 43 2009 Ottawa, Ontario
42 Flag of the United States Backes, DavidDavid Backes


C R 32 2003 Minneapolis, Minnesota
21 Flag of Sweden Berglund, PatrikPatrik Berglund

C L 28 2006 Västerås, Sweden
22 Flag of Canada.svg Boyes, BradBrad Boyes

C R 34 2007 Mississauga, Ontario
4 Flag of Canada.svg Brewer, EricEric Brewer


D L 37 2005 Vernon, British Columbia
28 Flag of Canada.svg Colaiacovo, CarloCarlo Colaiacovo

D L 33 2008 Toronto, Ontario
29 Flag of the United States Conklin, TyTy Conklin

G L 40 2009 Phoenix, Arizona
26 Flag of the United States Crombeen, B. J.B. J. Crombeen

RW R 31 2008 Denver, Colorado
36 Flag of Canada.svg D'Agostini, MattMatt D'Agostini

RW R 29 2010 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
41 Flag of Slovakia Halak, JaroslavJaroslav Halak

G L 31 2010 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
5 Flag of Canada.svg Jackman, BarretBarret Jackman


D L 35 1999 Trail, British Columbia
55 Flag of the United States Janssen, CamCam Janssen

RW R 32 2008 St. Louis, Missouri
6 Flag of the United States Johnson, ErikErik Johnson

D R 28 2006 Bloomington, Minnesota
9 Flag of Canada.svg Kariya, PaulPaul Kariya


LW L 42 2007 Vancouver, British Columbia
18 Flag of Canada.svg McClement, JayJay McClement

C L 33 2001 Kingston, Ontario
10 Flag of Canada.svg McDonald, AndyAndy McDonald

C L 39 2007 Strathroy, Ontario
74 Flag of the United States Oshie, T. J.T. J. Oshie

C R 29 2005 Mount Vernon, Washington
57 Flag of Canada.svg Perron, DavidDavid Perron

LW R 28 2007 Sherbrooke, Quebec
46 Flag of Czechoslovakia Polak, RomanRoman Polak

D R 30 2004 Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
61 Flag of the Czech Republic Sobotka, VladimirVladimir Sobotka

C L 29 2010 Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
20 Flag of Sweden Steen, AlexanderAlexander Steen

C L 32 2008 Winnipeg, Manitoba
15 Flag of the United States Winchester, BradBrad Winchester

LW L 35 2008 Madison, Wisconsin

Farm teamsEdit

Peoria RivermenEdit

The Peoria Rivermen are the Blues American Hockey League affiliate in 2010–11.

Alaska AcesEdit

The Alaska Aces are the Blues affiliate in the ECHL.

See alsoEdit


  1. St. Louis Blues will make Davis Payne head coach, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (April 14, 2010)
  2. Mellanby Hired as Assistant Coach
  3. Blues Hire Hirsch as Goaltending Coach
  4. Armstrong Takes Over as Blues GM: Larry Pleau steps aside after 13 years as Blues General Manager
  5. Blues Hire Dave Taylor to Front Office: Taylor will serve as the team's Director of Player Personnel
  6. Blues Mourn Passing of Dr. Jerome Gilden: Orthopedic Surgeon worked for the Blues since its inaugural season (Aug. 12)
  7. Blues Acquire D'Agostini from Montreal
  8. Blues Acquire Labrie from Canucks
  9. Blues Acquire Halak from Montreal
  10. Blues Acquire Hensick from Avalanche
  11. Blues Select Schwartz, Tarasenko on Day 1
  12. Blues Acquire Sobotka from Boston
  13. Blues Acquire Della Rovere from Capitals
  14. Blues Trade Fast, Acquire Mink
  15. 15.0 15.1 Evans, Oystrick Sign Two-Way Deals
  16. Blues Sign Forward Dave Scatchard
  17. Blues Sign Arsene to Two-Way Deal
  18. Bang: Junland to FBK
  19. Thrashers Sign Unrestricted Free Agent Goaltender Chris Mason
  20. Blue Jackets Sign Former Ohio State Defenseman Nate Guenin, Forwards Trevor Frischmon, Kyle Wilson
  21. Florida Panthers Sign D Mike Weaver
  22. Tkachuk to Retire at End of Season
  23. Sydor Retires After 18 NHL Seasons
  24. Blues Sign Prospect Tyler Shattock
  25. Blues Sign Prospect Anthony Nigro
  26. Blues Re-sign Adam Cracknell
  27. Blues Sign Prospect Jori Lehtera
  28. Blues Sign David Rundblad
  29. Blues Sign Defenseman Nikita Nikitin
  30. Blues Sign Matt D'Agostini
  31. Blues Sign Sobotka to One-Year Deal
  32. Blues Reach Agreement with Alex Steen
  33. Blues Re-Sign Brad Winchester
  34. Halak Inks Four-Year Deal with Blues
  35. Janssen Signs One-Year Deal with Blues
  36. Blues Re-Sign Colaiacovo
  37. Blues Sign Drazenovic to Two-Way Deal
  38. Blues Sign Tyson Strachan
  39. Hensick Signs One-Year Extension
  40. Blues Reach Deal with Ryan Reaves
  41. Blues Re-Sign David Perron
  42. Johnson Signs Two-Year Deal with Blues
  43. Blues to Pick 14th at 2010 NHL Draft: Draft order was chosen during Tuesday's NHL Draft Lottery, (Apr. 13, 2010)
  44. Blues Roster - St. Louis Blues - Team. St. Louis Blues. Retrieved on 2010-08-03.

External linksEdit

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