St. Louis Blues Select Jordan Kyrou with 35th Pick in NHL Draft


The St. Louis Blues took an intriguing young forward with the pick that they acquired for Brian Elliott.

The St. Louis Blues made their first selection of the Saturday portion of the NHL Draft at pick 35, using the selection that they acquired on Friday night when they traded goalie Brian Elliott to the Calgary Flames. With that pick, they took forward Jordan Kyrou, an 18-year-old forward who has played the last two seasons with the Sarnia Sting of the OHL.

Though Kyrou is somewhat undersized at just 6-foot and 170 pounds, he’s considered a quick and athletic all-around player who does a very good job of moving the puck. From

"“His forte is his ability to make plays, as his creativity and hockey sense seem to take over on the attack. All-in-all, a hard-working two-way player who can be relied upon in all situations to make a positive difference.”"

In 65 games for Sarnia this year, Kyrou had 17 goals, 34 assists, 14 penalty minutes, and a plus-13 rating. In seven playoff games, he added a goal and six assists.

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It should be interesting to see how Kyrou, who’s played both center and right wing for Sarnia, develops at the NHL level. While Kyrou likely doesn’t have as much upside, it seems as if the player on the Blues’ roster who he compares most favorably to is Jaden Schwartz, because he makes up for a lack of size with strong, disciplined play at both ends of the ice and dynamic playmaking ability.