2014 NHL Draft: Staff Predictions for St. Louis Blues


As the 2014 NHL Draft approaches on Friday, our staff thought it would be fun for each of us to take a stab at guessing who the Blues will select at pick 21 (assuming that they don’t use it as part of a draft day trade). Here are our predictions:

Patrick Karraker: Ryan MacInnis, C, Kitchener (OHL)- MacInnis, the son of Blues legend Al MacInnis, wasn’t ridiculously productive in the OHL last year (16 goals and 21 assists in 66 games), but he should continue to improve as he develops. Despite things looking promising about a month before the end of this past regular season, the Blues do not have very good depth at center, and MacInnis would be a guy who could step in in a few years and help out as David Backes ages and the Blues face the possibility of losing Patrik Berglund and Vladimir Sobotka in free agency. At 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds, he has the potential to be a powerful physical presence up the middle if he fills out.

Scott Criscione: Joshua Ho-Sang, RW/C, Windsor (OHL)- I think Joshua Ho-Sang would be a good fit because of his goal scoring ability over the past two seasons, in addition to his unselfishness at times. In just 67 games, he scored 32 times and had 52 assists. The Blues need someone who can get the puck to the net. Here he is.

Tune in to the draft at 6:00PM tomorrow night. Complete TV and live stream info will be here at Arch Authority tomorrow morning.