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2011–12 St. Louis Blues · NHL
Central Division Champions
Division 1st Central
Conference 2nd Western
2011–12 record 49–22–11 (109 pts.)
Home record 30–6–5
Road record 19–16–6
Goals for 210
Goals against 165
General Manager Doug Armstrong
Coach Davis Payne (Oct–Nov)
Ken Hitchcock (Nov–May)
Captain David Backes
Alternate captains Barret Jackman
Jamie Langenbrunner
Andy McDonald
Alexander Steen
Arena Scottrade Center
Average attendance 18,810 (98.2%)   [41 G; 771,207 ]   (19,150 max.)
Team leaders
Goals David Backes (24)
Assists Alex Pietrangelo (39)
Points David Backes (54)
T. J. Oshie (54)
Penalties in minutes Ryan Reaves (124)
Wins Jaroslav Halak (26)
Goals against average Brian Elliott (1.56)

The 2011–12 St. Louis Blues season was the 45th season of operation (44th of play) for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5, 1967.[1]

The Blues qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since the 2008–09 NHL season, and the second time since the end of the lockout. They also won their first Central division title since the 1999–2000 NHL season.

Off-SeasonEdit

The Blues extended contracts for all four of their coaches on May 26: Brad Shaw and Ray Bennette (assistant coaches), Corey Hirsch (goaltending consultant), and Scott Masters (video coach).[2]

Forward David Backes is named team captain, filling a vacancy left by Eric Brewer's departure during the previous season.

Regular SeasonEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

On November 3, St. Louis Cardinals' ace pitcher, 36-yr-old Chris Carpenter laced up the skates for a practice session with other Blues' players, taking shots and making passes. He played ice hockey in high school at 16 and was an all-state defenseman his last three years for Trinity High School in Manchester, New Hampshire, with scouts from the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins pursuing him for a hockey career, which he turned down to pursue baseball. He loved this hockey experience with the Blues, holding season tickets, and will be at Cardinals Night on November 4.[3]

The Blues celebrated Cardinals Night before the game on November 4. Former manager Tony La Russa dropped the ceremonial first puck.[4]

The Blues fired head coach Davis Payne (6–7–0 12 pts., 13th in Western Conference) on November 6, and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock. Hitchcock will be the 24th head coach in Blues' history and agreed to a contract through the 2012–13 season.[5]

The Blues paid tribute before a home game on November 8, to two of their past players, Pavol Demitra (1996–2004) and Igor Korolev (1992–1994), who died in a September 7 plane crash near Yaroslavl, Russia that carried the Lokomotiv_Yaroslavl team. Both players wore uniform number 38 while with the team. The accident killed 45 players, coaches, team personnel, and members of the flight crew. It is the single biggest tragedy in the history of professional hockey. [6]

Chris Stewart was suspended for 3 games on Nov. 16, because of his hit on Detroit Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall in the previous night's game.[7]

Left-winger David Perron was cleared for contact in practice skating on November 19. He has not played since suffering a concussion on Nov. 4, 2010, missing the remaining 72 games last season.[8]

Ken Hitchcock is off to the best start for a new coach for the Blues in their team history after 10 games, with a 7–1–2 (16 pts of 20) record, an 80% success rate, surpassing Joel Quenneville who started with a 70% success rate through his first 10 games.[9]

On November 28, new goaltender Brian Elliott was named "Third Star of the Week" for the week ending November 27, with his 3–0–0 (0.98 GAA, 0.963 save percentage, and one shutout) record with wins over Pittsburgh (Penguins 3–2 OT), Calgary (Flames, 2–0), and Columbus (Blue Jackets, 2–1). He presently leads the league with his 1.31 GAA and .951 save percentage, and tied with his three shutouts.[10]

DecemberEdit

On December 2, injured forward David Perron was activated for the home Dec. 3 game, the first regular season game for him since suffering his concussion against the San Jose Sharks on Nov. 4, 2010. He missed 97 games.[11]

JanuaryEdit

Ron Caron, former GM (1983–1993, Dec. 1996-Jun. 1997) died at 82 in his Montreal home on Jan. 9, the night before the Blues shutout the Montreal Canadians there, a team Caron was a longtime scout and asst. GM for.[12] [13] Caron led the Blues to a 438-405-127 record during his years, including a 47–22–11 (105 pts.) in 1990–91, the third-best in Blues' history. The Blues qualified for the playoffs in each of Caron's 12 years as GM. [14] Former Blues' Hall of Fame great center Bernie Federko said he didn't know a more passionate hockey man in the world.[15] Ron Caron Guest Book

Goaltender Brian Elliott was named to the 2012 All-Star Game in Ottawa, Canada on Sunday Jan. 29. [16]

FebruaryEdit

Andy McDonald got an assist on the first goal of the game on Feb. 12, his first game back after missing 51 games recovering from a concussion. [17]

David Perron was named the "Third Star of the Week" after scoring six goals, an assist, and a +5 in four games in the week ending February 12. He has 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) in 30 games. [18]

MarchEdit

The Blues climbed atop the NHL standings with a 3–1 win at home over the Anaheim Ducks on March 8, giving them an NHL-best 93 points (43–18–7). It is the latest date the Blues have been first this late in a season since March 9, 2000. They were 30th (last) in the NHL as recently as the 2005–06 season. They have an NHL-leading 46 points since January 1, and are a perfect 35–0 when scoring at least 3 goals. They were 6–7 when coach Ken Hitchcock took over on November 6.

The Blues announced they had signed 19-yr.-old center Jaden Schwartz, their first overall 2010 draft pick to an entry-level contract on March 12. He was added to the roster.[19]
He scored in his first NHL game on Saturday, March 17 in Tampa against the Lightning. It was the game-winner in the 3–1 win, and he was the 13th player in Blues' history to do it. [20]
In that same game, the Blues became the first team to attain 100 points, and also clinch a playoff spot. [21]

Alexander Steen was activated on March 25, after missing 39 games due to concussion syndrome since last playing on December 27. Kris Russell also returned to the lineup since experiencing a concussion on February 23. [22]

The Blues set their all-time franchise record with Brian Elliott's eighth shutout of the season (in only 35 appearances) on March 25, giving the Blues 14 for the season. Jaroslav Halak has six shutouts in 43 appearances. The duo breaks the previous record of 13 set by Glenn Hall and Jacques Plante from the 1968–69 season. Elliott also tied Hall with his eighth shutouts in one season, but Hall still owns the team record with 16 shutouts. [23]

The Blues set their all-time franchise record with their 30th home win on March 27. More records were set with goalie Brian Elliott's Most Consecutive Shutout Minutes (186:33), surpassing Manny Legace's 186:15. His ninth shutout against Nashville surpassed Glenn Hall's eight in 1968–69. Elliott and Halak have combined for a Modern Era NHL Record of 15 shutours, extending their previous record of 14 set March 25 (see previous paragraph). The team's 105 points are their second-best in their history, surpassed only by the 1999–2000 season when they earned 114 points and won their first Presidents' Trophy. [24]

They clinched the Central Division title on March 31.[25]


AprilEdit

Brian Elliott's shutout streak ended on April 4, after 241:33. It was a new franchise record beating Manny Legace's previous record of 186:15 set from Dec. 28, 2007 to Jan. 8, 2008.[26]

Elliott and Jaroslav Halak captured the William Jennings Trophy for the first time in leading the NHL in fewest goals allowed by a team's goaltenders with 165. It was only the second time, with Roman Turek getting the honors in the 1999–2000 season. They also tied the modern NHL record with the 1969–70 Chicago Blackhawks, with 15 shutouts. They are the first tandem goaltenders to record at least six shutouts each in the same season; Elliot had nine. He led the NHL with a 1.56 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage. His three consecutive shutouts tied the franchise record of Greg Millen in the 1988–89 season. Halak ranked fifth with a 1.97 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage. They will be honored on June 20 at the 2012 NHL Awards.[27]

PlayoffsEdit

The Blues ended the 2011–12 regular season as the Western Conference's 2nd seed. They defeated the #7 seed San Jose Sharks 4–1 in the first round, winning their first playoff series since 2002. They next faced the #8 seed Los Angeles Kings in the second round and were swept out of the playoffs.

Game three of the Blues-Sharks (Monday) April 16 playoff was the highest-rated Blues' game ever broadcast on Fox Sports Midwest with an 11.0 household rating. Game three of the 2001 playoff game against the Dallas Stars was the previous high with a 9.9 household rating, followed by a 9.8 rating for game four of that series, and fourth-highest a 9.7 rating for the game one opener with the Sharks [28] on (Thursday) April 12, 2012.[29]

StandingsEdit

Central Division[30]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y - St. Louis Blues 82 49 22 11 45 210 165 109
2 Nashville Predators 82 48 26 8 43 237 210 104
3 Detroit Red Wings 82 48 28 6 39 248 203 102
4 Chicago Blackhawks 82 45 26 11 38 248 238 101
5 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 29 46 7 25 202 262 65
Western Conference[31]
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Vancouver Canucks * NW 82 51 22 9 43 249 198 111
2 y – St. Louis Blues * CE 82 49 22 11 45 210 165 109
3 y – Phoenix Coyotes * PA 82 42 27 13 36 216 204 97
4 Nashville Predators CE 82 48 26 8 43 237 210 104
5 Detroit Red Wings CE 82 48 28 6 39 248 203 102
6 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 45 26 11 38 248 238 101
7 San Jose Sharks PA 82 43 29 10 34 228 210 96
8 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 40 27 15 34 194 179 95
8.5
9 Calgary Flames NW 82 37 29 16 34 202 226 90
10 Dallas Stars PA 82 42 35 5 35 211 222 89
11 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 41 35 6 32 208 220 88
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 35 36 11 24 177 226 81
13 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 34 36 12 31 204 231 80
14 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 32 40 10 27 212 239 74
15 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 29 46 7 25 202 262 65
Divisions: CE – Central, NW – Northwest, PA – Pacific ROW: Total of games won in regulation or overtime, not shootout.

* – Division leader, y – Won division, p – Won Presidents' Trophy (best record in NHL)

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-season Edit

Regular seasonEdit

      Win (2 points)      Loss (0 points)      Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)
2011–12 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Playoffs Edit

Key:      Win      Loss

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statisticsEdit

SkatersEdit

(Regular season through games of April 21, 2012)   FINAL

Stats

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Backes, DavidDavid Backes 82 24 30 54 15 101
Oshie, T. J.T. J. Oshie 80 19 35 54 15 50
Pietrangelo, AlexAlex Pietrangelo 81 12 39 51 16 36
Shattenkirk, KevinKevin Shattenkirk 81 9 34 43 20 60
Perron, DavidDavid Perron 57 21 21 42 19 28
Berglund, PatrikPatrik Berglund 82 19 19 38 4 30
Arnott, JasonJason Arnott 72 17 17 34 13 26
Stewart, ChrisChris Stewart 79 15 15 30 1 109
Steen, AlexanderAlexander Steen 43 15 13 28 24 28
Langenbrunner, JamieJamie Langenbrunner 70 6 18 24 7 32
McDonald, AndyAndy McDonald 25 10 12 22 4 2
Sobotka, VladimirVladimir Sobotka 73 5 15 20 12 42
Colaiacovo, CarloCarlo Colaiacovo 64 2 17 19 7 22
D'Agostini, MattMatt D'Agostini 55 9 9 18 12 27
Jackman, BarretBarret Jackman 81 1 12 13 20 57
Polak, RomanRoman Polak 77 0 11 11 6 57
Russell, KrisKris Russell 43 4 5 9 13 12
Nichol, ScottScott Nichol 80 3 5 8 −5 83
Huskins, KentKent Huskins 25 2 5 7 9 10
Porter, ChrisChris Porter 47 4 3 7 −1 11
Cole, IanIan Cole 26 1 5 6 7 22
Reaves, RyanRyan Reaves 60 3 1 4 0 124
* Grachev, EvgenyEvgeny Grachev 26 1 3 4 −4 2
Crombeen, B.J.B.J. Crombeen 40 1 2 3 −2 71
Schwartz, JadenJaden Schwartz 7 2 1 3 1 0
* Cracknell, AdamAdam Cracknell 2 1 0 1 1 0
* Fairchild, CadeCade Fairchild 5 0 1 1 −1 0
* Sterling, BrettBrett Sterling 4 0 0 0 −1 0
Nikitin, NikitaNikita Nikitin 7 0 0 0 −5 4
†‡ Chorney, TaylorTaylor Chorney 2 0 0 0 0 0

* indicates not currently on the active roster.
+ indicates on Injured Reserve.
Traded away mid-season, date of last game in ( ). Stats reflect time with Blues only.
Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Blues, date of first game in ( ). Stats reflect time with Blues only. Bold = leading team in category.

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
McDonald, AndyAndy McDonald 9 5 5 10 −2 8
Berglund, PatrikPatrik Berglund 9 3 4 7 2 6
Perron, DavidDavid Perron 9 1 4 5 −4 10
Pietrangelo, AlexAlex Pietrangelo 8 0 5 5 −1 0
Backes, DavidDavid Backes 9 2 2 4 −5 18
Steen, AlexanderAlexander Steen 9 1 2 3 −2 6
Russell, KrisKris Russell 9 0 3 3 3 5
Oshie, T. J.T. J. Oshie 9 0 3 3 −2 6
Colaiacovo, CarloCarlo Colaiacovo 7 0 3 3 2 16
Stewart, ChrisChris Stewart 7 2 0 2 −1 12
Shattenkirk, KevinKevin Shattenkirk 9 1 1 2 −3 6
Sobotka, VladimirVladimir Sobotka 9 1 1 2 0 15
Langenbrunner, JamieJamie Langenbrunner 9 1 0 1 −1 11
Arnott, JasonJason Arnott 7 1 0 1 −1 0
Crombeen, B.J.B.J. Crombeen 7 1 0 1 −1 31
D'Agostini, MattMatt D'Agostini 4 1 0 1 0 4
Jackman, BarretBarret Jackman 9 0 1 1 −8 21
Nichol, ScottScott Nichol 9 0 1 1 −3 14
Polak, RomanRoman Polak 9 0 0 0 −3 19
Huskins, KentKent Huskins 1 0 0 0 0 2
Cole, IanIan Cole 2 0 0 0 −1 0
Reaves, RyanRyan Reaves 2 0 0 0 0 0

GoaltendersEdit

(Updated through April 7, 2012)   FINAL
Stats

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP Min W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Halak, JaroslavJaroslav Halak 46 2,747 26 12 7 90 1.97 1,211 .926 6 0 0 0
Elliott, BrianBrian Elliott 38 2,235 23 10 4 58 1.56   972 .940 9 0 0 0
TOTALS 82 4,982 49 22 11 148 1.78 2,183 .932 15 * 0 0 0

BOLD = individual leading NHL     * = Modern NHL Record

Playoffs (Updated through May 6, 2012)   FINAL
Player GP Min W L GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Elliott, BrianBrian Elliott 8 455 3 4 18 2.37 187 .904 0 0 0 2
Halak, JaroslavJaroslav Halak 2 104 1 1 3 1.73   46 .935 0 0 0 0
Allen, JakeJake Allen 1    1 0 0 0 0.00    0 .000 0 0 0 0

Awards and records Edit

AwardsEdit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Brian Elliott [32] NHL Third Star of the Week November 28, 2011
David Perron [33] NHL Third Star of the Week February 13, 2012
Jaroslav Halak [34] NHL Third Star of the Week March 12, 2012

Milestones Edit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Vladimir Sobotka 200th Career NHL Game October 8, 2011
Alex Pietrangelo 100th Career NHL Game October 15, 2011
Evgeny Grachev 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 22, 2011
Chris Stewart 200th Career NHL Game October 22, 2011
Matt D'Agostini 200th Career NHL Game November 15, 2011
T.J. Oshie 200th Career NHL Game November 17, 2011
Cade Fairchild 1st Career NHL Game November 29, 2011
Kris Russell 300th Career NHL Game December 6, 2011
Jason Arnott 1,200th Career NHL Game December 8, 2011
Kevin Shattenkirk 100th Career NHL Game December 10, 2011
Carlo Colaiacovo 100th Career NHL Assist December 18, 2011
Evgeny Grachev 1st Career NHL Goal December 26, 2011
David Backes 400th Career NHL Game December 27, 2011
Cade Fairchild 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
January 12, 2012
Scott Nichol 600th Career NHL Game January 23, 2012
T.J. Oshie 100th Career NHL Assist February 16, 2012
Jaroslav Halak 100th Career NHL Win February 23, 2012
Patrik Berglund 300th Career NHL Game March 15, 2012
Jaroslav Halak 200th Career NHL Game March 17, 2012
Roman Polak 300th Career NHL Game March 17, 2012
Jaden Schwartz 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point [20]
March 17, 2012
Jaden Schwartz 1st Career NHL Assist March 25, 2012
Jamie Langenbrunner 1,100th Career NHL Game March 27, 2012

Final rosterEdit

Updated April 20, 2012.[35]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
34 Flag of Canada.svg Allen, JakeJake Allen

G L 26 2008 Fredericton, New Brunswick
44 Flag of Canada.svg Arnott, JasonJason Arnott

C R 42 2011 Collingwood, Ontario
42 Flag of the United States Backes, DavidDavid Backes

 (C)

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

C L 28 2006 Västerås, Sweden
28 Flag of Canada.svg Colaiacovo, CarloCarlo Colaiacovo

D L 33 2008 Toronto, Ontario
23 Flag of the United States Cole, IanIan Cole

D L 27 2007 Ann Arbor, Michigan
79 Flag of Canada.svg Cracknell, AdamAdam Cracknell

RW R 31 2009 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
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 30 2010 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
1 Flag of Canada.svg Elliott, BrianBrian Elliott

G L 31 2011 Newmarket, Ontario
78 Flag of Russia Grachev, EvgenyEvgeny Grachev

C/LW R 26 2011 Khabarovsk, Soviet Union
41 Flag of Slovakia Halak, JaroslavJaroslav Halak

G L 31 2010 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
6 Flag of Canada.svg Huskins, KentKent Huskins

D L 37 2011 Almonte, Ontario
5 Flag of Canada.svg Jackman, BarretBarret Jackman

 (A)

D L 35 1999 Trail, British Columbia
15 Flag of the United States Langenbrunner, JamieJamie Langenbrunner

 (A)

RW R 41 2011 Cloquet, Minnesota
10 Flag of Canada.svg McDonald, AndyAndy McDonald

 (A)

LW/C L 39 2007 Strathroy, Ontario
12 Flag of Canada.svg Nichol, ScottScott Nichol

C R 41 2011 Edmonton, Alberta
74 Flag of the United States Oshie, T.J.T.J. Oshie

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

LW R 28 2007 Sherbrooke, Quebec
27 Flag of Canada.svg Pietrangelo, AlexAlex Pietrangelo

D R 26 2008 King City, Ontario
46 Flag of Czechoslovakia Polak, RomanRoman Polak

D R 30 2004 Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
32 Flag of Canada.svg Porter, ChrisChris Porter

C L 32 2007 Toronto, Ontario
75 Flag of Canada.svg Reaves, RyanRyan Reaves

RW R 29 2005 Winnipeg, Manitoba
4 Flag of Canada.svg Russell, KrisKris Russell

D L 29 2011 Caroline, Alberta
9 Flag of Canada.svg Schwartz, JadenJaden Schwartz

C L 24 2010 Melfort, Saskatchewan
22 Flag of the United States Shattenkirk, KevinKevin Shattenkirk

D R 27 2011 Greenwich, Connecticut
17 Flag of the Czech Republic Sobotka, VladimirVladimir Sobotka

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

 (A)

LW L 32 2008 Winnipeg, Manitoba
25 Flag of Canada.svg Stewart, ChrisChris Stewart

RW R 29 2011 Toronto, Ontario
55 Flag of Canada.svg Syvret, DannyDanny Syvret

D L 31 2011 Millgrove, Ontario

Transactions Edit

The Blues have been involved in the following transactions during the 2011–12 season

Trades Edit

Date
Details
June 25, 2011[36] To New York Rangers
3rd-round pick (#72 overall) in 2011
To St. Louis Blues
Evgeny Grachev (C)
November 10, 2011[37] To Columbus Blue Jackets
Nikita Nikitin (D)
To St. Louis Blues
Kris Russell (D)
February 26, 2012[38] To Ottawa Senators
Ben Bishop (G)
To St. Louis Blues
2nd-round pick in 2013

Free agents signed Edit

Player Former team Contract terms
Kyle Hagel[39] Rockford IceHogs 1 year, $525,000
Brian Elliott[40] Colorado Avalanche 1 year, $600,000
Kent Huskins[41] San Jose Sharks 1 year, $1 million
Brett Sterling[42] Pittsburgh Penguins 1 year, $600,000
Scott Nichol[43] San Jose Sharks 1 year, $700,000
Jason Arnott[44] Washington Capitals 1 year, $2.875 million
Jamie Langenbrunner[45] Dallas Stars 1 year, $2.8 million
Jonathan Cheechoo[46] Worcester Sharks 1 year, $600,000
Danny Syvret[47] Philadelphia Flyers 1 year, $525,000 [48]

Free agents lost Edit

Player New team Contract terms
Nicholas Drazenovic[49] Columbus Blue Jackets 1 year, $550,000
Nathan Oystrick[50] Phoenix Coyotes 1 year, $600,000
Dean Arsene[50] Phoenix Coyotes 1 year, $725,000
Tyson Strachan[51] Florida Panthers 1 year, $750,000
Graham Mink[52] Hershey Bears 1 year
Cam Janssen[53] New Jersey Devils 1 year, $525,000
Ty Conklin[54] Detroit Red Wings 1 year, $750,000

Claimed via Waivers Edit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers
Taylor Chorney[55] Edmonton Oilers October 11, 2011

Lost via WaiversEdit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers
Taylor Chorney[56] Edmonton Oilers November 10, 2011

Lost via Retirement Edit

Player Date
Paul Kariya June 29, 2011 [57]

Player signings Edit

Player Date Contract terms
Patrik Berglund[58] May 31, 2011 2 years, $4.5 million
Roman Polak[59] June 2, 2011 5 years, $13.75 million
T.J. Hensick[60] June 6, 2011 2 years, $1.2 million
Nikita Nikitin[61] June 9, 2011 1 year, $600,000
Chris Porter[62] June 13, 2011 1 year, $600,000
Vladimir Sobotka[63] June 15, 2011 3 years, $3.9 million
Sebastian Wannstrom[64] June 16, 2011 3 years, $2.32 million entry-level contract
B.J. Crombeen[65] June 22, 2011 2 years, $2 million
T.J. Oshie[66] June 30, 2011 1 year, $2.35 million
Matt D'Agostini[67] July 1, 2011 2 years, $3.3 million
Cody Beach[68] July 1, 2011 3 years, $1.825 million entry-level contract
Adam Cracknell[69] July 1, 2011 1 year, $575,000
Ben Bishop[70] July 5, 2011 1 year, $800,000
Ryan Reaves[71] July 18, 2011 1 year, $525,000
Ryan Reaves[72] Jan. 9, 2012 2 years, $1.2 million contract extension
Brian Elliott[73] Jan. 18, 2012 2 years, $3.6 million contract extension
Jaden Schwartz[74] March 12, 2012 3 years, $2.49 million entry-level contract
Adam Cracknell[75] March 27, 2012 1 year, $550,000 contract extension
Paul Karpowich[76] April 20, 2012 2 years, $1.28 million entry-level contract
Jani Hakanpaa[77] May 21, 2012 3 years, $2.095 million entry-level contract
Jordan Binnington[78] May 29, 2012 3 years, $1.95 million entry-level contract
Ty Rattie[79] June 1, 2012 3 years, $2.41 million entry-level contract
Vladimir Tarasenko[80] June 2, 2012 entry-level contract

Draft picksEdit

St. Louis's picks at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, at the Xcel Energy Center from June 24 – June 25, 2011.

The Blues had no first-round pick in the draft, because of the trade with the Colorado Avalanche during the 2010–2011 season.[81]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team (League)
2 32 (from Colorado) Ty Rattie RW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
2 41 Dmitrij Jaskin RW Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic HC Slavia Praha (Czech Extraliga)
2 46 (from Buffalo) Joel Edmundson D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
3 88 (from Tampa Bay) Jordan Binnington G Flag of Canada.svg Canada Owen Sound Attack (Ontario Hockey League)
4 102 Yannick Veilleux LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Shawinigan (QMJHL)
5 132 Niklas Lundstrom G Flag of Sweden Sweden AIK IF (SEL)
6 162 Ryan Tesink C Flag of Canada.svg Canada Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
7 192 Teemu Eronen D Flag of Finland Finland Jokerit (SM-liiga)


Farm teamsEdit

Peoria RivermenEdit

The Peoria Rivermen are the Blues American Hockey League affiliate in 2011–12.

Alaska AcesEdit

The Alaska Aces are the Blues affiliate in the ECHL.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books, 111. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. Blues Extend Contracts for 4 Coaches: Shaw, Bennett, Hirsch and Masters each get contract extensions, NHL.com (May 26, 2011)
  3. Carpenter Laces Up the Skates: St. Louis Cardinals' ace joins Blues for practice on Thursday morning, NHL.com (November 3, 2011)
  4. Cardinals Night with the Blues is Nov. 4: Manager Tony La Russa will drop the ceremonial puck prior to the game, NHL.com (November 2, 2011)
  5. Blues Hire Ken Hitchcock as Head Coach: Davis Payne was relieved of his duties as head coach on Sunday night, NHL.com (November 6, 2011)
  6. Blues Pay Tribute to Demitra, Korolev: Both former players died in the Sept. 7 plane crash in Russia, NHL.com (November 8, 2011)
  7. Stewart suspended for three games: Forward was suspended after hitting Detroit's Kronwall on Nov. 15, NHL.com (November 16, 2011)
  8. Perron Cleared for Contact: Blues forward is one step closer to a return to the lineup, NHL.com (November 19, 2011)
  9. Hitchock off to Best Start in Team History, NHL.com (November 27, 2011)
  10. Elliott Named Third Star of the Week: Blues goaltender was 3–0–0 with wins over Pittsburgh, Calgary and Columbus, NHL.com (November 28, 2011)
  11. Perron Returns Saturday vs. Chicago: Forward has been out since Nov. 4, 2010 with post-concussion syndrome, NHL.com (December 2, 2011)
  12. Ron Caron dies; former Blues GM, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (January 10, 2012)
  13. Jeff Gordon: Ron Caron was one of a kind, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (January 10, 2012)
  14. Blues Mourn the Passing of Ron Caron, NHL.com (January 10, 2012)
  15. Remembering Ron Caron, NHL.com (January 10, 2012)
  16. Elliott Headed to 2012 All-Star Game: All-Star Weekend will be held in Ottawa from Jan. 26 – Jan. 29, NHL.com (January 12, 2012)
  17. McDonald Gets an Assist in Return, NHL.com (February 13, 2012). Accessed 2012-02-15. Archived February 18, 2012.
  18. Perron Named to NHL Stars of the Week: Blues forward had six goals in the week ending Sunday, February 12, NHL.com (February 13, 2012). Accessed 2012-02-15. Archived February 18, 2012.
  19. Blues Sign Schwartz to Entry Level Deal: Schwartz, the Blues' first-round pick in 2010, will join the team in Chicago, NHL.com (March 12, 2012)
  20. 20.0 20.1 Schwartz Scores in NHL Debut Saturday, NHL.com (Mar. 17, 2012)
  21. Blues Clinch Spot in Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Blues become the first team in NHL guaranteed to play in postseason, NHL.com (Mar. 17, 2012)
  22. Steen Activated from Injured Reserve: Forward has been sidelined with concussion symptoms since Dec. 27, NHL.com (Mar. 25, 2012)
  23. Blues Set Franchise Record for Shutouts: Halak, Elliott surpass team record set by Plante, Hall during 1968–69 season, NHL.com (March 25, 2012)
  24. Blues Set New Team Record for Home Wins: With a win Tuesday vs. Nashville, the Blues now have 30 wins at home, NHL.com (Mar. 27, 2012)
  25. Blues Clinch Central Division Title, NHL.com (Mar. 31, 2012)
  26. Elliott's Shutout Streak Ends at 241:33, NHL.com (Apr. 5, 2012)
  27. Halak, Elliott Capture Jennings Trophy: Blues goalie tandem allowed fewest goals during the 2011–12 regular season, NHL.com (Apr. 8, 2012)
  28. Game 1 is Highest-Rated Since 2002: Blues / Sharks game generated a 9.7 household rating on FS Midwest, NHL.com (Apr. 13, 2012)
  29. Game 3 is Highest-Rated Ever on FS Midwest, NHL.com (Apr. 17, 2012)
  30. 2011–12 Standings by Division. National Hockey League. Retrieved on February 27, 2012.
  31. 2011–2012 Standings by Conference. National Hockey League. Retrieved on April 2, 2012.
  32. Elliott Named Third Star of the Week, NHL.com (November 28, 2011)
  33. Perron Named to NHL Stars of the Week, NHL.com (February 13, 2012). Accessed 2012-02-15. Archived February 18, 2012.
  34. Bryzgalov, Kovalchuk, Halak named Three Stars, NHL.com (March 12, 2012)
  35. Blues Roster - St. Louis Blues - Team. St. Louis Blues. Retrieved on April 20, 2012.
  36. Blues Acquire Grachev from Rangers
  37. Blues Acquire Kris Russell
  38. Blues Get Second Round Pick for Bishop
  39. Blues Sign Forward Kyle Hagel NHL.com (May 9, 2011)
  40. Blues Sign Goaltender Brian Elliott NHL.com (July 1, 2011)
  41. Blues Sign Defenseman Huskins NHL.com (July 2, 2011)
  42. Blues Sign Prospect Brett Sterling NHL.com (July 4, 2011)
  43. Blues Sign Scott Nichol NHL.com (July 5, 2011)
  44. Blues Sign Arnott to One-Year Deal NHL.com (July 6, 2011)
  45. Langenbrunner Signs with Blues NHL.com (July 6, 2011)
  46. Blues Sign Cheechoo to One-Year Deal NHL.com (July 13, 2011)
  47. Blues Sign Syvret to One-Year Deal NHL.com (August 8, 2011)
  48. Blues sign defenseman Syvret, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (August 8, 2011)
  49. Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Forwards Andrew Joudrey, Nicholas Drazenovic to Two-Way NHL/AHL Contracts
  50. 50.0 50.1 Coyotes Sign Oystrick, Arsene & Watkins to one-year contracts
  51. Panthers Sign D Tyson Strachan
  52. GRAHAM MINK RETURNS TO HERSHEY LINEUP FOR 2011–12
  53. Devils sign Cam Janssen
  54. Wings sign Conklin to one-year
  55. Blues Claim Chorney Off Waivers
  56. Oilers claim Chorney; assign Teubert to Barons
  57. Paul Kariya Announces Retirement
  58. Berglund Signs New Contract with Blues, NHL.com (May 31, 2011)
  59. Polak Signs Contract Extension, NHL.com (June 2, 2011)
  60. Blues Re-Sign T.J. Hensick, NHL.com (June 6, 2011)
  61. Blues Re-Sign Defenseman Nikita Nikitin, NHL.com (June 9, 2011)
  62. Blues Re-Sign Porter to One-Year Deal, NHL.com (June 13, 2011)
  63. Sobotka Signs Contract Extension, NHL.com (June 15, 2011)
  64. Blues Sign Sebastian Wannstrom, NHL.com (June 15, 2011)
  65. Blues Sign Crombeen to 2-Year Extension, NHL.com (June 22, 2011)
  66. Blues Sign Oshie to One-Year Deal, NHL.com (June 30, 2011)
  67. Blues Re-Sign Matt D'Agostini, NHL.com (July 1, 2011)
  68. Blues Sign Prospect Cody Beach, NHL.com (July 1, 2011)
  69. Blues Re-Sign Adam Cracknell, NHL.com (July 1, 2011)
  70. Blues Re-Sign Ben Bishop, NHL.com (July 5, 2011)
  71. Blues Sign Reaves to One-Year Deal, NHL.com (July 18, 2011)
  72. Reaves Signs Two-Year Extension, NHL.com (January 9, 2012)
  73. Blues Sign Elliott to Two-Year Extension, NHL.com (January 18, 2012)
  74. Blues Sign Schwartz to Entry Level Deal, NHL.com (March 12, 2012)
  75. Blues Sign Adam Cracknell to One-Year Deal, NHL.com (March 27, 2012)
  76. Blues Sign Goaltender Karpowich, NHL.com (April 20, 2012)
  77. Blues Sign 2010 Pick Jani Hakanpaa, NHL.com (May 21, 2012)
  78. Blues Sign Jordan Binnington, NHL.com (May 29, 2012)
  79. Blues Sign Top Draft Pick from 2011, NHL.com (June 1, 2012)
  80. Blues, Tarasenko Agree to Entry Level Deal, NHL.com (June 2, 2012)
  81. Blues Won't Have 1st-Round Pick in 2011: Pick will be transferred to Colorado as part of condition of earlier trade, (April 12, 2011)

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