St. Louis Blues Take Goalie Evan Fitzpatrick with 59th Pick


After trading Brian Elliott Friday night, the St. Louis Blues restocked on organizational goalie depth Saturday morning.

After dealing Brian Elliott for the 35th pick in the NHL Draft, the St. Louis Blues didn’t even last 24 hours without adding a seventh goalie to their organization. With their second second-round pick (59th overall), the Blues took goalie Evan Fitzpatrick, a 6-foot-2, 203-pounder who has played for the Sherbrooke Phoenix of the QMJHL for the past two seasons.

NHL Central Scouting ranked Fitzpatrick as the best North American goalie in this year’s draft class. Last season with Sherbrooke, he played in 54 games, posting a 3.42 GAA and .896 save percentage. While those aren’t absolutely spectacular numbers, he’s highly regarded for his size and poise in net. Fitzpatrick was also the starting goalie for Team Canada in this year’s under-18 World Championship.

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Fitzpatrick will join Pheonix Copley, Jordan Binnington, Ville Husso, and Luke Opilka as goalies under 25 in the Blues’ system. Obviously, those guys are all behind Jake Allen and Anders Nilsson, who are likely to be the NHL goalies in 2016-17, on the depth chart.