10 First-Round NHL Draft Prospects Who Could Interest the St. Louis Blues

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Logan Brown, C, Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

6’6, 220, ranked as #7 North American skater prospect by NHL Central Scouting

The second-ranked forward prospect in the “sons of former Blues stars” division is hulking 18-year-old center Logan Brown, the son of defenseman Jeff Brown, who played in St. Louis from 1989-94. While Brown wouldn’t be as great of a story as Tkachuk due to the fact that his father had been gone from St. Louis for four years by the time he was born, he’s a very talented player in his own right and has an extremely impressive skill set that would likely play well in the Blues’ system.

While this comparison probably won’t play well with Blues fans, Brown seems to have the skills necessary to be a sort-of rich man’s version of Patrik Berglund. He’s a big body that will be very responsible at both ends of the ice, but he isn’t necessarily going to be as physical as most people would expect a 6-foot-6, 220-pounder to be. Brown does appear to have quite a bit of offensive upside, as he collected 21 goals and 53 assists in 59 games with the Spitfires this year. If the Blues trade up in the first round, but not so high that they’re able to nab a potential franchise player like Tkachuk, Brown would be a nice get who projects well as a valuable second-line player sooner than later.

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