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Jaden Schwartz
Jaden Schwartz 2016.jpg
Born June 25 1992 (1992-06-25) (age 25),
Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 14th overall, 2010
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2012–present

Jaden Schwartz (born June 25, 1992) is a Canadian ice hockey player currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). Schwartz was selected 14th overall by the Blues in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.[1] Schwartz was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan, but grew up in Wilcox, Saskatchewan.

Playing career Edit

Minor hockey Edit

Schwartz played minor hockey at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. As a bantam, Schwartz helped Notre Dame to win the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, he also played at the midget level, helping the Hounds to a victory at the 2007 Mac's AAA midget hockey tournament. Schwartz and Notre Dame played at the Mac's Tournament again in 2008. Schwartz was named the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League Top Forward for the 2007–08 season after leading the league in scoring.[2] While playing Midget AAA at the school, he scored 39 goals and added 72 assists in 44 games to break team scoring records previously held by Vincent Lecavalier and Brad Richards.[3]

Junior Edit

Schwartz began his hockey career playing junior ice hockey for his hometown Notre Dame Hounds in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. During the 2008–09 season with the Hounds, Schwartz finished fifth in league scoring with 34 goals and 42 assists in 46 games.[4] At the end of the season, he was named the SJHL's Rookie of the Year.[5] Schwartz transferred to the Tri-City Storm of the American Tier I Jr. A United States Hockey League. Schwartz captured the 2009–10 USHL scoring title with 83 points in 60 games.[3] He was also named to the league's First All-Star Team and was awarded Top Offensive Player honours.[3]

College Edit

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Schwartz with Colorado College in March 2011

On January 22, 2008, Schwartz committed to play NCAA Division I college ice hockey at Colorado College of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) for the 2010–11 season.[3] Schwartz helped Colorado College to an NCAA Tournament appearance where the team was seeded in the West regional held at the Scottrade Center, in St. Louis. In the first round, he recorded two goals and two assists to help Colorado College defeat the reigning NCAA champion and number one-seeded Boston College 8–4.[6] He also assisted on the lone goal, scored by his brother, Rylan Schwartz, in the second-round game against Michigan.[7] Schwartz finished his freshman season at Colorado College with 17 goals and 30 assist for 47 points in 30 games.[8] His 47 points was first on the team and he recorded four game-winning goals and eight powerplay goals.[8]

During his sophomore season at Colorado College, Schwartz recorded 15 goals and 26 assists for 41 points in only 30 games, missing six due to the World Junior Tournament.[9] He led the Tigers in points and assists for the season;[9] [10] four of his 15 goals were recorded as game-winning goals and five of his goals came on the power play.[9] On March 10, 2012, Colorado College lost 3–4 in overtime to Michigan Tech in the first round of the WCHA playoffs.[11] On March 12, 2012, Schwartz decided to forgo his final two years of NCAA eligibility and signed a three-year entry level contract with the St. Louis Blues.[12]

Professional career Edit

The St. Louis Blues signed him to an entry-level contract on March 12, 2012, subsequently adding him to their NHL roster.[13] After travelling and practicing with the team for a week, he was given his first opportunity for NHL play after winger Andy McDonald received a shoulder injury.[14] Schwartz made his NHL debut on March 17, 2012, in Tampa Bay, skating on the second line with Jamie Langenbrunner and Patrik Berglund. During the game, he scored his first NHL goal, a game-winner, from his first NHL shot on the powerplay at the 19:24 mark of the first period, when he intercepted a rebound in front of the net and beat goaltender Dwayne Roloson.[15] On September 27, 2014, Schwartz agreed to a two-year, $4.7 million contract extension with the Blues after an off-season surrounded with uncertainly about whether he would rejoin the club. Schwartz switched to number 17 beginning in the 2014–15 season, having previously worn number 9 in his Blues career.

On July 15, 2016, the Blues signed Schwartz to a five-year contract for $26.75 million, avoiding arbitration.[16]

International competition Edit

Medal record
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Schwartz as a member of Team Canada at the 2012 World Junior Championships
Ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
World Junior Championships
Silver 2011 Canada
Bronze 2012 Canada
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada West
World Junior A Challenge
Silver 2008 Camrose
Competitor for Flag of Canada.png Canada
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2009 Czech Republic

Schwartz represents Canada internationally. His first experience with Hockey Canada came while representing Team West at the World Junior A Challenge in 2008, capturing a silver medal and the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in 2009, with a fourth-place finish. Schwartz helped Canada capture a gold medal at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.[2] Schwartz scored a goal and added an assist in the gold medal game.[17] He was selected to represent Canada at the 2011 World Junior Championships. In his second game of the tournament, against the Czech Republic, Schwartz suffered a fractured ankle and was sidelined for the rest of the tournament.[18] He was selected the next year to Team Canada for the 2012 World Junior Championships in Edmonton and Calgary and named team captain.[19] Playing Russia in the semifinal, Schwartz recorded a goal and five shots to be named Canada's player of the game in a 6–5 losing effort.[20] He finished the tournament with five points (two goals and three assists) over six games, as Canada won the bronze medal over Finland.[21]

Personal life Edit

Schwartz was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan,[3] to Rick and Carol Schwartz. He has an older brother, Rylan, who also played hockey at Colorado College,[22] now with Heilbronner Falken in the German DEL2, and had an older sister Mandi who played hockey with the Yale Bulldogs women's ice hockey team until she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in December 2008.[23] Despite trying to find a donor for Mandi and, in the process, raising awareness of bone marrow and stem cell transplants,[23] Mandi died in April 2011 following a third relapse of the cancer.[24][25]

Career statistics Edit

Regular season and playoffs Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09Notre Dame HoundsSJHL4634427615
2009–10Tri-City StormUSHL603350831833030
2010–11Colorado CollegeWCHA3017304722
2011–12Colorado CollegeWCHA3015264118
2011–12St. Louis BluesNHL72130
2012–13Peoria RivermenAHL339101914
2012–13St. Louis BluesNHL457613460112
2013–14St. Louis BluesNHL802531562761230
2014–15St. Louis BluesNHL752835631661230
2015–16St. Louis BluesNHL3381422820410146
NHL totals 240 70 87 157 55 38 6 15 21 8

International Edit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Canada WJC Silver medal icon 21230
2012 Canada WJC Bronze medal icon 6 2 3 5 4
Junior totals 8 3 5 8 4

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
All-WCHA Rookie Team 2010–11
All-WCHA Third Team 2010–11
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2011 [26]
All-WCHA Second Team 2011–12
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2011–12

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2010 NHL Entry Draft. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2010-06-28.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jaden Schwartz. Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2010-12-22.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Schwartz, Jaden. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2010-06-28.
  4. SJHL 2008–09 scoring. Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Retrieved on 2010-08-04.
  5. SJHL Past Award Winners. Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved on 2010-12-22.
  6. Purcell, Chad. "Schwartz brothers are keys for Tigers", Omaha World-Herald, March 25, 2011. Retrieved on March 17, 2012. 
  7. Weston, Paula C.. "Michigan punches Frozen Four ticket by downing Colorado College", U.S. College Hockey Online, March 26, 2011. Retrieved on March 17, 2012. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 Colorado College Tigers Men's Hockey 2010–2011 Team Statistics. U.S. College Hockey Online (March 26, 2011). Retrieved on March 17, 2012.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Gomez, Brian. "Jaden Schwartz leaves CC, signs pro contract with Blues", Colorado Springs Gazette, March 13, 2012. Retrieved on March 17, 2012. 
  10. Staff. "Blues Ink F Schwartz to Contract; To Make NHL Debut Tuesday", TSN, March 12, 2012. Retrieved on March 17, 2012. 
  11. AP Staff. "Michigan Tech beats Colorado College 4-3 in OT", Greenwich Time, March 11, 2012. Retrieved on March 17, 2012. 
  12. Staff. "Schwartz leaves Colorado College for NHL deal with St. Louis", U.S. College Hockey Online, March 13, 2012. Retrieved on March 17, 2012. 
  13. 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, <http://blues.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=621836>. Retrieved on March 12, 2012
  14. Goold, Derrick. "Team Canada captain Schwartz set for NHL debut", Calgary Herald, March 17, 2012. Retrieved on March 17, 2012. 
  15. Rutherford, Jeremy. "Final: Blues 3, Lightning 1", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 17, 2012. Retrieved on March 17, 2012. 
  16. Tucker, Cam (2016-07-15). Blues sign Schwartz to five-year deal, avoiding arbitration (Updated: It’s official).
  17. Canada Hammers Russia 9-2 in U18 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament. Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2010-12-31.
  18. Mirtle, James (2010-12-30). Canada's Jaden Schwartz knocked out of World Juniors. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved on 2010-12-30.
  19. Staff. "Schwartz to Captain Canada's Team at Word Juniors", TSN, December 22, 2012. Retrieved on March 17, 2012. 
  20. Game Summary (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation (2012-01-03). Retrieved on 2012-01-05.
  21. Games & Results. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-05.
  22. Player Profile: Rylan Schwartz. Eliteprospects.com.
  23. 23.0 23.1 NHL draft a family matter for CC recruit Schwartz. Colorado Springs Gazette (2010-06-23). Retrieved on 2010-06-28.
  24. Blues Mourn Loss of Mandi Schwartz: Mandi, sister of Blues draft choice Jaden Schwartz, succumbs to cancer, NHL.com (April 3, 2011)
  25. Mandi Schwartz Leaves Memorable Legacy, NHL.com (April 4, 2011)
  26. "WCHA Tourney History", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-26. 

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
David Rundblad
St. Louis Blues first round draft pick
2010
Succeeded by
Vladimir Tarasenko

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