The St. Louis Blues have locked up their first second-rounder from this year’s draft.
The St. Louis Blues have signed their first of two second-round picks from the 2016 draft, forward Jordan Kyrou, to a three-year entry-level contract on Wednesday. The Blues took Kyrou with the 35th overall pick, which they acquired from the Calgary Flames in exchange for goalie Brian Elliott.
It’s virtually a certainty that the 6-foot, 175-pound Kyrou will return to his junior team, the Sarnia Sting, this season, so the three years of professional service on his deal should roll over for at least one more year. In the mean time, though, Kyrou will be able to attend training camp with the club and make an impression on the front office, without having to worry about playing for a contract like some of his fellow draft picks will.
Over 65 games last season, the 18-year-old Kyrou (who played the entire 2015-16 campaign at the age of 17) had 17 goals, 34 assists, 14 penalty minutes, and a plus-13 rating. In the postseason, he had one goal and six assists over seven games.
Kyrou started off slow at the Blues’ recent prospect camp, but he surged over the last couple days and ended up being one of the more impressive forwards in camp.