2015–16 St. Louis Blues
Division 2nd Central
Conference 2nd Western
2015–16 record 49–24–9
Home record 24–13–4
Road record 25–11–5
Goals for 224
Goals against 201
Team information
General Manager Doug Armstrong
Coach Ken Hitchcock
Captain David Backes
Alternate captains Alex Pietrangelo
Alexander Steen
Arena Scottrade Center
Average attendance 18,451 (96.3%) [1] (41 gms)
Team leaders
Goals Vladimir Tarasenko (40)
Assists Paul Stastny (39)
Points Vladimir Tarasenko (74)
Penalties in minutes David Backes (83)
Plus/minus Colton Parayko (+28)
Wins Jake Allen (26)
Goals against average Brian Elliott (2.07) #2 NHL
<2014–15 2016–17>

The 2015–16 St. Louis Blues season was the 49th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5, 1967.[2]

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

March[edit | edit source]

On March 9, the NHL announced that the Winter Classic will be held in St. Louis, at Busch Stadium on January 2, 2017, against their inter-division rival Chicago Blackhawks. It will be the first time the Blues have hosted it, and the 23rd NHL team to play in an outdoor game. It will be the 9th NHL Winter Classic, with the game marking the 50th anniversary of the inaugural season of Blues hockey when it was admitted to the NHL in June 1967.[3]

On March 25, the Blues clinched a playoff spot for the fifth consecutive season[4] with a win over the Vancouver Canucks, 4-0, at home. Brian Elliott registered his third consecutive shutout (4th of the season, one fewer than Jake Allen) tying the franchise record with Greg Millen who did in from Dec. 1-6 in 1989, turning aside 15 shots, after missing 10 games with a lower-body injury. Elliott's previous three consecutive shutout streaks came from March 22–27 in 2012, and again from April 7–11, 2013. He shutout the Canucks earlier in the week on March 19, 3-0 at Vancouver, stopping 19 shots, and on March 22 against the San Jose Sharks, 1-0, stopping 37 shots, some on 5-3 and 6-3 penalty kills near the end of the game. Rookie defenseman Joel Edmundson ("Eddy"), scored his first NHL goal, while Kyle Brodziak got the Blues on the board first with his second short-handed goal of the season. Fellow rookie, center Robby Fabbri scored his 18th goal of the season, pushing the Blues to a 2-0 lead in the first period. Carl Gunnarsson made it 3-0 in the 2nd period before Edmundson finished off the scoring in the 3rd period.[5]

On March 26, the Blues became only the 11th team in NHL history to post four consecutive shutouts (a new Blues' franchise record), after Jake Allen beat the league-leading Washington Capitals, 4-0, turning aside 32 shots at Washington for his sixth shutout of the season. It's the first time of a team winning with four consecutive shutouts since the Phoenix Coyotes had five December 31, 2003 – January 9, 2004 to set the modern record.[6] The Blues have not allowed a goal in 240:18, for the longest streak in their history.[7]

On March 29, Brian Elliott's shutout streak ended at 193:12 with a goal by Mikhail Grigorenko at 18:12 in the first period at home. The team's shutout streak ended at the same time at 258:29. Elliott is 10-0-1 in his last 12 starts, and leads the NHL with a 1.92 GAA and .935 SV%. The Blues again passed 100 points with a 46-22-9 record, and fighting for first place in the Central Division and Western Conference with the Dallas Stars after a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche.[8]

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

April[edit | edit source]

The Blues vs. Chicago Game 5 on April 21, set a Fox Sports Midwest all-time ratings record. It was the most-watched Blues game on that regional sports network in the team's 20 seasons. The double overtime thriller, lost by the Blues 4-3, earned a 15.0 rating with 183,000 households watching in the St. Louis market, according to Nielsen Media Research. It was the most-watched program of the day in St. Louis, as were the previous four games of the series.[9]

Robby Fabbri scored his first goal of the playoffs and added an assist giving him four points overall in the series (1g, 3a). The game marked the 11th all-time overtime playoff game between the Blues and Hawks. The Blues hold a 7-4 record in those games and a 3-1 mark in multiple overtime games. The Blues recorded 46 shots against goaltender Corey Crawford – the sixth highest total in a playoff game in club history. Alexander Steen led the team with six, which tied for his second-highest total in a postseason contest.[10]

The Blues vs. Chicago in Game 7 on April 25, shattered all previous ratings records for Fox Sports Midwest. It was the most-watched telecast in the history of that network with a 19.6 rating in the St. Louis DMA, averaging 239,000 households, according to Nielsen Media Research. Viewing peaked at a 25.3 rating/308,000 households/39 share at the end of the game.

Before April 25, the highest-rated event on FOX Sports Midwest was the St. Louis Cardinals' victory at Houston Astros on Sept. 28, 2011 – the final day of the regular season, on which the Cardinals' win and subsequent Atlanta Braves loss put the Cardinals in the postseason. That Cardinals' game earned an 18.0.

Blues-Blackhawks was the No. 1 program of the day in St. Louis. During the game, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., it beat the combined rating of St. Louis' ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC affiliates (17.9). All seven games of the series were the No. 1 program of the day in St. Louis.

Game 7 was the most-watched program in St. Louis since the Super Bowl on Feb. 7.

The previous high for a Blues game came just last week – a 15.0 for Game 5 against Chicago. FOX Sports Midwest is in its 20th season as the home of the Blues and 23rd with the Cardinals.[11]

May[edit | edit source]

After two thrilling 4-3 games playoff series wins against the Blackhawks and Stars, but then a six-game loss in the Western Conference Finals to the Sharks, coach Ken Hitchcock, 64, signed a one-year contract extension on May 31, in what he said would be his last season coaching. He guided the St. Louis Blues to their first Western Conference Final appearance since 2001. Hitchcock has accumulated a 224-103-36 (.667) record in 363 games behind the bench in St. Louis. His coaching career has spanned 19 NHL seasons, 1,404 games and 757 wins, which ranks fourth all-time in NHL history. He's led his teams to 13 appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, winning one championship with the Dallas Stars in 1999. All of the assistant coaches have been offered similar one-year contract extensions. Blues Associate Coach Brad Shaw, who has been with the club since 2006, has decided not to return and will instead pursue other opportunities.[12]

June[edit | edit source]

After associate coach Brad Shaw and assistant coach Kirk Muller decided to leave for other opportunities, Mike Yeo, 42 (b. July 31), was announced on June 13 to replace coach Ken Hitchcock after his last year (2016–17), starting in the 2017-18 season. Yeo joins the Blues as associate coach, while Rick Wilson will join the staff as an assistant coach. Ray Bennett (assistant coach), Jim Corsi (goalie coach) and Sean Ferrell (video coach) will also return. Yeo spent the majority of the last five seasons as the head coach of the Minnesota Wild, leading the club to a 173-132-44 record, including a 46-28-8 mark in 2014-15, which was the second-best mark in Wild history. Yeo also guided Minnesota to three post-season appearances, including back-to-back trips to the second round in 2014 and 2015.[13]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Divisional standings[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Dallas Stars 82 50 23 9 48 267 230 109
St. Louis Blues 82 49 24 9 44 224 201 107
Chicago Blackhawks 82 47 26 9 46 235 209 103
Nashville Predators 82 41 27 14 37 228 215 96
Minnesota Wild 82 38 33 11 35 216 206 87
Colorado Avalanche 82 39 39 4 35 216 240 82
Winnipeg Jets 82 35 39 8 32 215 239 78


Conference standings[edit | edit source]

Western Conference[edit source]

Central Division Division[edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Dallas Stars 82 50 23 9 48 267 230 109
St. Louis Blues 82 49 24 9 44 224 201 107
Chicago Blackhawks 82 47 26 9 46 235 209 103

Pacific Division[edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Anaheim Ducks 82 46 25 11 43 218 192 103
Los Angeles Kings 82 48 28 6 46 225 195 102
San Jose Sharks 82 46 30 6 42 241 210 98

Western Conference Wild Card[edit source]

Team GP W L OL ROW GF GA Pts
Nashville Predators 82 41 27 14 37 228 215 96
Minnesota Wild 82 38 33 11 35 216 206 87
Colorado Avalanche 82 39 39 4 35 216 240 82
Arizona Coyotes 82 35 39 8 34 209 245 78
Winnipeg Jets 82 35 39 8 32 215 239 78
Calgary Flames 82 35 40 7 33 231 260 77
Vancouver Canucks 82 31 38 13 26 191 243 75
Edmonton Oilers 82 31 43 8 27 203 245 70



Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

2015–16 Game Log[15]

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

2016 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statistics[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Final stats

Regular Season[16]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Tarasenko, VladimirVladimir Tarasenko 80 40 34 74 7 37
Steen, AlexanderAlexander Steen
*** || 67 || 17 || 35 || 52 || 3 || 48
Stastny, PaulPaul Stastny 64 10 39 49 3 26
Backes, DavidDavid Backes 79 21 24 45 4 83
Shattenkirk, KevinKevin Shattenkirk 72 14 30 44 −14 51
Brouwer, TroyTroy Brouwer 82 18 21 39 2 62
Pietrangelo, AlexAlex Pietrangelo
** || 73 || 7 || 30 || 37 || 10 || 20
Fabbri, RobbyRobby Fabbri 72 18 19 37 −2 25
Lehtera, JoriJori Lehtera 79 9 25 34 12 38
Parayko, ColtonColton Parayko 79 9 24 33 28 29
Schwartz, JadenJaden Schwartz
* || 33 || 8 || 14 || 22 || 8 || 8
Bouwmeester, JayJay Bouwmeester 72 3 16 19 −4 18
Berglund, PatrikPatrik Berglund 42 10 5 15 1 16
Upshall, ScottieScottie Upshall 70 6 8 14 5 44
Jaskin, DmitrijDmitrij Jaskin 65 4 9 13 3 26
Brodziak, KyleKyle Brodziak 76 7 4 11 −1 37
Gunnarsson, CarlCarl Gunnarsson 72 3 6 9 7 31
Paajarvi, MagnusMagnus Paajarvi 48 3 6 9 −9 8
Edmundson, JoelJoel Edmundson 67 1 8 9 0 63
Gomez, ScottScott Gomez

|| 21 || 1 || 7 || 8 || −4 || 4

Rattie, TyTy Rattie 13 4 2 6 1 4
Reaves, RyanRyan Reaves 64 3 1 4 −6 68
Bortuzzo, RobertRobert Bortuzzo 40 2 1 3 2 52
Ott, SteveSteve Ott
**** || 21 || 0 || 2 || 2 || −3 || 34
Havlat, MartinMartin Havlat

|| 2 || 1 || 0 || 1 || 0 || 0

Benoit, AndreAndre Benoit 2 0 0 0 1 0
Butler, ChrisChris Butler 5 0 0 0 −1 4
Caron, JordanJordan Caron 4 0 0 0 −3 0
Welsh, JeremyJeremy Welsh 2 0 0 0 0 2
Lindbohm, PetteriPetteri Lindbohm 10 0 0 0 −4 7

Playoffs  
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Tarasenko, VladimirVladimir Tarasenko 20 9 6 15 −5 2
Fabbri, RobbyRobby Fabbri 20 4 11 15 1 6
Backes, DavidDavid Backes 20 7 7 14 1 8
Schwartz, JadenJaden Schwartz 20 4 10 14 −5 6
Brouwer, TroyTroy Brouwer 20 8 5 13 −1 26
Stastny, PaulPaul Stastny 20 3 10 13 −4 16
Shattenkirk, KevinKevin Shattenkirk 20 2 9 11 −8 19
Steen, AlexanderAlexander Steen 20 4 6 10 −2 30
Pietrangelo, AlexAlex Pietrangelo 20 2 8 10 3 16
Berglund, PatrikPatrik Berglund 20 4 5 9 4 4
Lehtera, JoriJori Lehtera 20 3 6 9 0 10
Parayko, ColtonColton Parayko 20 2 5 7 1 4
Bouwmeester, JayJay Bouwmeester 20 0 4 4 −1 24
Upshall, ScottieScottie Upshall 17 1 2 3 −1 10
Brodziak, KyleKyle Brodziak 20 2 0 2 −2 6
Gunnarsson, CarlCarl Gunnarsson 19 0 2 2 5 7
Jaskin, DmitrijDmitrij Jaskin 6 1 1 2 0 5
Ott, SteveSteve Ott 9 0 1 1 1 8
Bortuzzo, RobertRobert Bortuzzo 5 0 1 1 1 2
Paajarvi, MagnusMagnus Paajarvi 3 0 1 1 0 0
Edmundson, JoelJoel Edmundson 16 1 0 1 −4 8
Reaves, RyanRyan Reaves 5 0 0 0 0 7

Bold = led team

* Missed 49 games due to ankle fracture, Oct. 23-Feb. 10[17]

** Missed 9 games due to right knee injury Feb. 6 (Feb. 8-Feb. 27)[18][19]

*** Missed 15 games due to upper-body injury Feb. 20 (Feb. 21-Mar. 28)[20][21][22]

**** Missed 54 final regular-season games, on IR due to right hamstring injury Dec. 5 (Dec. 6-Apr. 9).[23] He was diagnosed with colitis on April 6, will be re-evaluated in 14 days.[24] He returned to play in Game 3 of the StL-Chi playoffs, April 17.[25]

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Final stats[26]

Regular Season[27]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Allen, JakeJake Allen
* || 47 || 44 || 2,583:22 || 26 || 15 || 3 || 101 || 2.35 || 1,260 || .920 || 6 || 0 || 0 || 0
Elliott, BrianBrian Elliott
** || 42 || 38 || 2,263:00 || 23 || 8 || 6 || 78 || 2.068 (#2 NHL) || 1,113 || .930 || 4 || 0 || 0 || 2
Nilsson, AndersAnders Nilsson

|| 3 || 0 ||       87:18 || 0 || 1 || 0 || 4 || 2.76 ||      44 || .909 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0

Copley, PheonixPheonix Copley 1 0       24:26 0 0 0 1 2.50       6 .833 0 0 0 0
Binnington, JordanJordan Binnington 1 0       12:47 0 0 0 1 4.62       4 .750 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Blues. Stats reflect time with the Blues only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Team only.

* Activated on Feb. 21, after missing 17 games (Jan. 9-Feb. 20)[28]

** Activated on Mar. 18, after missing 10 games (Feb. 23-Mar. 18)[29]

BOLD = led NHL

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Final stats[30]

Playoffs[31]
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Elliott, BrianBrian Elliott 18 18 1,057:40 9 9 43 2.44 546 .921 1 0 0 2
Allen, JakeJake Allen 5 2    169:06 1 1  7 2.49   68 .897 0 0 0 0

Roster[edit | edit source]

Updated FINAL ROSTER on May 25, 2016.[32]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
34 Flag of Canada Allen, JakeJake Allen G L 25 2008 Fredericton, New Brunswick
42 Flag of the United States Backes, DavidDavid Backes

 (C)

C/RW R 32 2003 Minneapolis, Minnesota
49 Flag of Russia Barbashev, IvanIvan Barbashev C L 20 2014 Moscow, Russia
21 Flag of Sweden Berglund, PatrikPatrik Berglund C L 27 2006 Västerås, Sweden
50 Flag of Canada Binnington, JordanJordan Binnington G L 22 2011 Richmond Hill, Ontario
41 Flag of Canada Bortuzzo, RobertRobert Bortuzzo D R 27 2015 Thunder Bay, Ontario
19 Flag of Canada Bouwmeester, JayJay Bouwmeester D L 32 2013 Edmonton, Alberta
28 Flag of Canada Brodziak, KyleKyle Brodziak C R 32 2015 St. Paul, Alberta
36 Flag of Canada Brouwer, TroyTroy Brouwer RW R 30 2015 Vancouver, British Columbia
25 Flag of the United States Butler, ChrisChris Butler D L 29 2015 St. Louis, Missouri
6 Flag of Canada Edmundson, JoelJoel Edmundson D L 22 2011 Brandon, Manitoba
1 Flag of Canada Elliott, BrianBrian Elliott G L 31 2011 Newmarket, Ontario
15 Flag of Canada Fabbri, RobbyRobby Fabbri C L 20 2014 Mississauga, Ontario
4 Flag of Sweden Gunnarsson, CarlCarl Gunnarsson D L 29 2014 Örebro, Sweden
37 Flag of the United States Harrold, PeterPeter Harrold D R 32 2015 Kirtland Hills, Ohio
23 Flag of the Czech Republic Jaskin, DmitrijDmitrij Jaskin RW L 23 2011 Omsk, Russia
12 Flag of Finland Lehtera, JoriJori Lehtera C L 28 2008 Lempäälä, Finland
48 Flag of Finland Lindbohm, PetteriPetteri Lindbohm D L 22 2012 Helsinki, Finland
39 Flag of Sweden Nilsson, AndersAnders Nilsson G L 26 2016 Lulea, Sweden
9 Flag of Canada Ott, SteveSteve Ott C L 33 2014 Summerside, Prince Edward Island
56 Flag of Sweden Paajarvi, MagnusMagnus Paajarvi LW L 25 2013 Norrköping, Sweden
55 Flag of Canada Parayko, ColtonColton Parayko D R 23 2012 St. Albert, Alberta
27 Flag of Canada Pietrangelo, AlexAlex Pietrangelo

 (A)

D R 26 2008 King City, Ontario
18 Flag of Canada Rattie, TyTy Rattie RW R 23 2011 Calgary, Alberta
75 Flag of Canada Reaves, RyanRyan Reaves RW R 29 2005 Winnipeg, Manitoba
43 Flag of the United States Schmaltz, JordanJordan Schmaltz D R 22 2012 Madison, Wisconsin
17 Flag of Canada Schwartz, JadenJaden Schwartz LW L 23 2010 Melfort, Saskatchewan
22 Flag of the United States Shattenkirk, KevinKevin Shattenkirk D R 27 2011 Greenwich, Connecticut
26 Flag of the United States Stastny, PaulPaul Stastny C L 30 2014 Quebec City, Quebec
20 Flag of Sweden Steen, AlexanderAlexander Steen

 (A)

LW L 32 2008 Winnipeg, Manitoba
91 Flag of Russia Tarasenko, VladimirVladimir Tarasenko RW L 24 2010 Yaroslavl, Soviet Union
10 Flag of Canada Upshall, ScottieScottie Upshall RW L 32 2015 Fort McMurray, Alberta

Suspensions/fines[edit | edit source]

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Ryan Reaves Roughing Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar during NHL Game No. 177 in St. Louis on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at 11:56 of the first period. n/a $3,024.19 November 4, 2015[33]

Awards and Milestones[edit | edit source]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Tarasenko, V.V. Tarasenko NHL Third Star of the Week[34] October 19, 2015
Allen, J.J. Allen NHL Second Star of the Week[35] November 2, 2015
Shattenkirk, K.K. Shattenkirk NHL Third Star of the Week[36] November 23, 2015
Tarasenko, V.V. Tarasenko NHL All-Star game selection[37] January 6, 2016
Elliott, B.B. Elliott NHL Third Star of the Week[38] January 25, 2016
Tarasenko, V.V. Tarasenko NHL First Star of the Week[39] March 14, 2016
Elliott, B.B. Elliott NHL Second Star of the Week[40] March 28, 2016
Tarasenko, V.V. Tarasenko Wins NHL 17 Cover Vote[41] June 22, 2016
Parayko, C.C. Parayko Named to NHL All-Rookie Team[42] June 22, 2016

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Fabbri, R.R. Fabbri 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
October 8, 2015
Edmundson, J.J. Edmundson 1st Career NHL Game October 8, 2015
Parayko, C.C. Parayko 1st Career NHL Game October 8, 2015
C. Parayko 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
October 13, 2015
Gunnarsson, C.C. Gunnarsson 100th Career NHL Point October 16, 2015
Shattenkirk, K.K. Shattenkirk 200th Career NHL Point November 14, 2015
Brodziak, K.K. Brodziak 100th Career NHL Goal November 21, 2015
Elliott, B.B. Elliott 30th Career NHL Shutout December 1, 2015
Backes, D.D. Backes 700th Game, StL Blues (5th highest)[43] January 24, 2016
Backes, D.D. Backes 204 Goals, StL Blues (6th highest)[44] March 16, 2016
Tarasenko, V.V. Tarasenko 100th Career NHL Goal (28th Blues player)[45] March 19, 2016
Elliott, B.B. Elliott 100th Win as StL Blue [46] March 22, 2016
Edmundson, J.J. Edmundson 1st NHL Goal[5] March 25, 2016
Elliott, B.B. Elliott 3rd Consecutive Shutout (3rd time) [5] March 25, 2016


Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Blues has been involved in the following transactions:

Trades[edit | edit source]

Date
Details
Ref
June 29, 2015 (2015-06-29) To San Jose Sharks
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2016
To St. Louis Blues
Konrad Abeltshauser
[47]
July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) To Washington Capitals
T.J. Oshie
To St. Louis Blues
Troy Brouwer
Pheonix Copley
3rd-round pick in 2016
[48]
January 15, 2016 (2016-01-15) To Detroit Red Wings
Future considerations
To St. Louis Blues
Richard Nedomlel
[49]
February 27, 2016 (2016-02-27) To Edmonton Oilers
Niklas Lundstrom
5th-round pick in 2016
To St. Louis Blues
Anders Nilsson
[50]
March 4, 2016 (2016-03-04) To Boston Bruins
Future considerations
To St. Louis Blues
Zack Phillips
[51]
June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24) To Calgary Flames
Brian Elliott
To St. Louis Blues
2nd-round pick in 2016
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2018
[52]

Free agents acquired[edit | edit source]

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) Danny Kristo Hartford Wolf Pack 1 year, $600,000 [53]
July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) Jordan Caron Colorado Avalanche 1 year, $600,000 [53]
July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) Peter Harrold New Jersey Devils 1 year, $800,000 [53]
July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) Kyle Brodziak Minnesota Wild 1 year, $900,000 [54]
July 6, 2015 (2015-07-06) Andre Benoit Buffalo Sabres 1 year, $750,000 [55]
July 7, 2015 (2015-07-07) Justin Hodgman Arizona Coyotes 1 year, $575,000 [56]
October 5, 2015 (2015-10-05) Scottie Upshall Florida Panthers 1 year, $700,000 [57]
October 7, 2015 (2015-10-07) Scott Gomez New Jersey Devils 1 year, $575,000 [58]
November 6, 2015 (2015-11-06) Martin Havlat New Jersey Devils 1 year, $600,000 [59]
March 28, 2016 (2016-03-28) Justin Selman University of Michigan 2 years, entry-level contract [60]

Free agents lost[edit | edit source]

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Zbynek Michalek Arizona Coyotes 2 years, $6.4 million [61]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Barret Jackman Nashville Predators 2 years, $4 million [62]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Brent Regner Florida Panthers 2 years, $1.2 million [63]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) John McCarthy San Jose Sharks 1 year, $600,000 [64]
August 8, 2015 (2015-08-08) Chris Porter Philadelphia Flyers 1 year, $575,000 [65]
August 25, 2015 (2015-08-25) Adam Cracknell Vancouver Canucks 1 year, $575,000 [66]
September 1, 2015 (2015-09-01) Marcel Goc Adler Mannheim 5 years, value unknown [67]

Lost via waivers[edit | edit source]

Player New Team Date Acquired Ref

Lost via retirement[edit | edit source]

Date Player Ref

Player signings[edit | edit source]

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 30, 2015 (2015-06-30) Jeremy Welsh (F) 1 year, $550,000 [68]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Jori Lehtera (C) 3 years, $14.1 million [69]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Chris Butler (D) 1 year, $675,000 [70]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Cody Beach (F) 1 year, $575,000 [71]
July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) Pat Cannone (F) 1 year, $575,000 [72]
July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) Robert Bortuzzo (D) 2 years, $2.1 million [73]
July 3, 2015 (2015-07-03) Jake Allen (G) 2 years, $4.7 million [74]
July 3, 2015 (2015-07-03) Luke Opilka (G) 3 years, entry-level contract [75]
July 3, 2015 (2015-07-03) Dmitrij Jaskin (RW) 1 year, $775,000 [76]
July 7, 2015 (2015-07-07) Vladimir Tarasenko (RW) 8 years, $60 million [77]
July 8, 2015 Magnus Paajarvi (LW) 1 year, $700,000 [78]
September 24, 2015 Vince Dunn (D) 3 years, entry-level contract [79]
March 11, 2016 Carl Gunnarsson (D) 3 years, extension, $8.7 million [80]
March 30, 2016 Mackenzie MacEachern (F) 2 years, entry-level contract [81]
March 30, 2016 Adam Musil (F) 3 years, entry-level contract [81]
April 8, 2016 Joel Edmundson (D) 2 years, extension, $2.1 million [82]
June 16, 2016 (2016-06-16) Dmitrij Jaskin (RW) 2 years [83]
June 22, 2016 (2016-06-22) Scottie Upshall (RW) 1 year, $900,000 [84]

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

See also: List of St. Louis Blues draft picks

Below are the St. Louis Blues' selections at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, to be held on June 26–27, 2015 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 56 Vince Dunn D  Canada Niagara IceDogs (OHL)
4 94[a] Adam Musil C  Canada Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
4 116 Glen Gawdin C  Canada Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
5 127[b] Niko Mikkola D  Finland Kalpa Jr. (Finland-Jr.)
5 146 Luke Opilka G  United States U.S. NTDP (USHL)
6 176 Liam Dunda LW  Canada Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
Draft notes[85]

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  23. Ott to Undergo Hamstring Surgery: Blues forward was injured in the first period Dec. 5 vs. Toronto. St. Louis Blues (December 6, 2015).
  24. Ott Diagnosed with Colitis. St. Louis Blues (April 6, 2016).
  25. Ott Doesn't Miss a Beat in Game 3 Return. St. Louis Blues (April 18, 2016).
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  28. Allen Activated from Injured Reserve. NHL.com (February 21, 2016).
  29. Elliott Set to Return Against Canucks: Blues goaltender will return after missing 10 games with a lower-body injury. NHL.com (March 18, 2016).
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  32. Blues Roster. St. Louis Blues. Retrieved on May 25, 2016.
  33. Blues' forward Ryan Reaves fined for roughing. NHL (November 4, 2015).
  34. Price, Seguin and Tarasenko named stars of week. NHL (October 19, 2015).
  35. Marchand, Allen, Hall named 'Three Stars' of week. NHL (November 2, 2015).
  36. Jones, Sedin, Shattenkirk named NHL's 'Three Stars'. NHL (November 23, 2015).
  37. Star-studded Central roster highlights All-Star reveal. NHL (January 6, 2016).
  38. Varlamov, Stempniak and Elliott named stars of week. NHL (January 25, 2016).
  39. Tarasenko Named First Star of the Week. NHL (March 14, 2016).
  40. Elliott Named Second Star of the Week. NHL (March 28, 2016).
  41. Tarasenko Wins NHL 17 Cover Vote. NHL (June 22, 2016).
  42. Parayko Named to NHL All-Rookie Team. NHL (June 22, 2016).
  43. David Backes, St. Louis Blues
  44. Backes Moving Up the All-Time Lists, St. Louis Blues
  45. Elliott makes 19 saves in return, Blues blank Canucks
  46. Game Notes - Blues 1, Sharks 0
  47. Blues Acquire Abeltshauser from Sharks. nhl.com (June 29, 2015).
  48. Blues Acquire Brouwer from Capitals. nhl.com (July 2, 2015).
  49. Red Wings trade Richard Nedomlel to St. Louis for future considerations. nhl.com (January 15, 2016).
  50. Blues Acquire Nilsson from Oilers. nhl.com (February 27, 2016).
  51. St. Louis Blues Acquire Zack Phillips From Boston Bruins. nhl.com (March 4, 2016).
  52. Blues Trade Elliott to Calgary Flames. NHL.com (June 24, 2016).
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 Blues Sign Three to One-Year, Two-Way Deals. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  54. Brodziak Signs One-Year Deal with Blues. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  55. Blues Sign Benoit to Two-Way Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  56. Marini, Glenn (July 9, 2015). Former Komet Justin Hodgman Signs With St. Louis Blues. WANE. Retrieved on September 7, 2015.
  57. Upshall Signs One-Year Deal with Blues. nhl.com. Retrieved on October 6, 2015.
  58. Gomez Sigms One-Year Deal with Blues. nhl.com. Retrieved on October 7, 2015.
  59. Blues Sign Havlat to One-Year Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on November 12, 2015.
  60. Blues Sign Selman to Entry-Level Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on March 29, 2016.
  61. Coyotes Sign Michalek to Two-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  62. Predators Sign Jackman to a Two-Year, $4 Million Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  63. Florida Panthers Agree to Terms with D Cameron Gaunce and D Brent Regner. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  64. Sharks Sign Forward John McCarthy. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  65. Flyers sign LW Chris Porter. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 12, 2015.
  66. Canucks sign Adam Cracknell. canucks.nhl.com (August 26, 2015).
  67. Marcel Goc signs in German League. "NBC Sports" (September 1, 2015).
  68. Blues Sign Welsh to Two-Way Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  69. Lehtera Signs 3-Year Contract Extension. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  70. Blues Sign Butler to One-Year Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  71. Beach Signs One-Year, Two-Way Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  72. Blues Sign Cannone to One-Year Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  73. Bortuzzo Signs Two-Year Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  74. Blues Agree to Two-Year Deal with Allen. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  75. Opilka Signs 3-Year Entry Level Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  76. Jaskin Signs One-Year Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  77. Tarasenko Signs 8-Year, $60M Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  78. Paajarvi Agrees to One-Year Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  79. Dunn Signs 3-Year Entry-Level Deal. nhl.com. Retrieved on September 24, 2015.
  80. Gunnarsson Signs 3-Year Extension. nhl.com. Retrieved on March 11, 2016.
  81. 81.0 81.1 MacEachern, Musil Sign Entry-Level Deals. nhl.com. Retrieved on March 30, 2016.
  82. Edmundson Signs Two-Year Extension. NHL.com (April 8, 2016). Retrieved on April 9, 2016.
  83. Blues Sign Jaskin to Two-Year Extension. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 17, 2016.
  84. Blues Agree to One-Year Deal with Upshall. NHL.com (June 22, 2016). Retrieved on June 22, 2016.
  85. 2015 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on June 3, 2015.
  86. SABRES ACQUIRE KANE, BOGOSIAN & KASDORF FROM WINNIPEG (February 11, 2015). Retrieved on February 11, 2015.
  87. Miller, Ott traded to Blues by Sabres for Halak, Stewart. National Hockey League (February 28, 2014). Retrieved on February 28, 2014.
  88. Oilers to hire Todd McLellan as head coach: reports (May 18, 2015). Retrieved on June 18, 2015.
  89. Trades completed during 2015 NHL Draft weekend (June 27, 2015). Retrieved on June 27, 2015.
  90. 90.0 90.1 INBOX: Oilers draft pick dilemma (February 16, 2015). Retrieved on March 11, 2015.
  91. 91.0 91.1 Devils acquire Blues' D'Agostini (March 22, 2013). Retrieved on May 24, 2013.
  92. Penguins sign D'Agostini to one-year contract (July 10, 2013). Retrieved on July 10, 2013.
  93. Devils, Panthers swap depth forwards, picks. National Hockey League (September 28, 2013). Retrieved on September 30, 2013.
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