2019–20 St. Louis Blues
Central Division Champions
Division 1st Central
Conference 1st Western
2019–20 record 42–19–10
Home record 23–7–5
Road record 19–12–5
Goals for 225
Goals against 193
General Manager Doug Armstrong
Coach Craig Berube
Captain Alex Pietrangelo
Alternate captains Ryan O'Reilly (Nov–present)
Alexander Steen
Vladimir Tarasenko
Arena Enterprise Center
Team leaders
Goals David Perron
Brayden Schenn (25)
Assists Ryan O'Reilly (49)
Points Ryan O'Reilly (61)
Penalties in minutes David Perron (52)
Wins Jordan Binnington (30)
Goals against average Jake Allen (2.15)

The 2019–20 St. Louis Blues season was the 53rd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5, 1967.[1] The Blues entered the season as the defending Stanley Cup champions for the first time in franchise history.

The season was suspended by the league officials on March 12, 2020, after several other professional and collegiate sports organizations followed suit as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[2][3] On May 26, the NHL regular season was officially declared over, with the remaining games being cancelled.[4] The Blues advanced to the playoffs and played to play in a round-robin tournament, to determine the team's seed for the playoffs. The Blues faced the Vancouver Canucks in the first round, but were defeated in six games.[5]

Off-season[edit | edit source]

On June 24, 2019, head coach Craig Berube signed a three-year contract with the Blues. Berube had been the interim head coach since November 2018 and helped the Blues win the Stanley Cup in the previous season.[6]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Divisional standings[edit | edit source]

2019-20 NHL Central Division standings

Pos. Team GP W L OL RW GF GA Pct.
1 St.Louis Blues 71 42 19 10 33 225 193 .662
2 Colorado Avalanche 70 42 20 8 37 237 191 .657
3 Dallas Stars 69 37 24 8 26 180 177 .594
4 Nashville Predators 69 35 26 8 28 215 217 .565
5 Winnipeg Jets 71 37 28 6 30 216 203 .563
6 Minnesota Wild 69 35 27 7 30 220 220 .558
7 Chicago Blackhawks 70 32 30 8 23 212 218 .514

Western Conference[edit | edit source]

2019-20 NHL Western Conference standings

Pos. Team GP W L OL RW GF GA Pct.
1 St.Louis Blues 71 42 19 10 33 225 193 .662
2 Colorado Avalanche 70 42 20 8 37 237 191 .657
3 Vegas Golden Knights 71 39 24 8 30 227 211 .606
4 Dallas Stars 69 37 24 8 26 180 177 .594
5 Edmonton Oilers 71 37 25 9 31 225 217 .585
6 Nashville Predators 69 35 26 8 28 215 217 .565
7 Vancouver Canucks 69 36 27 6 27 228 217 .565
8 Calgary Flames 70 36 27 7 25 210 215 .564
9 Winnipeg Jets 71 37 28 6 30 216 203 .563
10 Minnesota Wild 69 35 27 7 30 220 220 .558
11 Arizona Coyotes 70 33 29 8 26 195 187 .529
12 Chicago Blackhawks 70 32 30 8 23 212 218 .514
13 Anaheim Ducks 71 29 33 9 20 187 226 .472
14 Los Angeles Kings 70 29 35 6 21 178 212 .457
15 San Jose Sharks 70 29 36 5 22 182 226 .450
Tiebreaking procedures
  1. Fewer number of games played (only used during regular season).
  2. Greater number of regulation wins (denoted by RW).
  3. Greater amount of wins in regulation and overtime (excluding shootout wins; denoted by ROW).
  4. Greater amount of total wins (including shootouts).
  5. Greater number of points earned in head-to-head play; if teams played an uneven number of head-to-head games, the result of the first game on the home ice of the team with the extra home game is discarded.
  6. Greater goal differential (difference between goals for and goals against).
  7. Greater amount of goals scored (denoted by GF).

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

Preseason[edit | edit source]

The preseason schedule was published on June 18, 2019.[7]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

The regular season schedule was published on June 25, 2019.[8]

2019–20 game log

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

The Blues played in a round-robin tournament to determine their seed for the playoffs. St. Louis finished with a 0–2–1 record to secure the fourth seed for the playoffs.[10]

The Blues faced the Vancouver Canucks in the first round, and were eliminated in six games.[11]

2020 Stanley Cup playoffs

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

Player statistics[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Regular season[12]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
O'Reilly, RyanRyan O'Reilly 71 12 49 61 11 10
Perron, DavidDavid Perron 71 25 35 60 2 52
Schenn, BraydenBrayden Schenn 71 25 33 58 3 44
Schwartz, JadenJaden Schwartz 71 22 35 57 3 18
Pietrangelo, AlexAlex Pietrangelo 70 16 36 52 11 20
Thomas, RobertRobert Thomas 66 10 32 42 9 18
Sanford, ZachZach Sanford 58 16 14 30 13 28
Bozak, TylerTyler Bozak 67 13 16 29 0 10
Parayko, ColtonColton Parayko 64 10 18 28 8 16
Barbashev, IvanIvan Barbashev 69 11 15 26 4 23
Sundqvist, OskarOskar Sundqvist 57 12 11 23 5 28
Dunn, VinceVince Dunn 71 9 14 23 15 27
Steen, AlexanderAlexander Steen 55 7 10 17 7 12
Faulk, JustinJustin Faulk 69 5 11 16 −3 32
Blais, SamuelSamuel Blais 40 6 7 13 −2 20
MacEachern, MackenzieMackenzie MacEachern 51 7 3 10 2 33
Tarasenko, VladimirVladimir Tarasenko 10 3 7 10 −2 0
Kyrou, JordanJordan Kyrou 28 4 5 9 1 8
Bouwmeester, JayJay Bouwmeester 56 1 8 9 6 20
Gunnarsson, CarlCarl Gunnarsson 36 2 5 7 8 16
Bortuzzo, RobertRobert Bortuzzo 42 2 4 6 12 21
de la Rose, JacobJacob de la Rose

|| 34 || 1 || 4 || 5 || −1 || 6

Walker, NathanNathan Walker 5 1 1 2 −2 4
Fabbri, RobbyRobby Fabbri

|| 9 || 1 || 0 || 1 || −4 || 2

Brouwer, TroyTroy Brouwer 13 1 0 1 1 7
Kostin, KlimKlim Kostin 4 1 0 1 1 0
Scandella, MarcoMarco Scandella

|| 11 || 0 || 1 || 1 || 4 || 4

Mikkola, NikoNiko Mikkola 5 0 1 1 3 0
Walman, JakeJake Walman 1 0 0 0 1 0
Pouliot, DerrickDerrick Pouliot 2 0 0 0 −1 2
Poganski, AustinAustin Poganski 1 0 0 0 0 0

Playoffs[13]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
O'Reilly, RyanRyan O'Reilly 9 4 7 11 3 0
Perron, DavidDavid Perron 9 4 5 9 2 8
Pietrangelo, AlexAlex Pietrangelo 9 1 5 6 0 6
Schenn, BraydenBrayden Schenn 9 2 3 5 −2 6
Schwartz, JadenJaden Schwartz 9 4 0 4 −3 4
Sanford, ZachZach Sanford 9 1 3 4 −1 17
Blais, SamuelSamuel Blais 8 1 3 4 0 12
Thomas, RobertRobert Thomas 8 1 2 3 0 2
Dunn, VinceVince Dunn 9 0 3 3 −2 8
Parayko, ColtonColton Parayko 9 2 0 2 −4 2
Bozak, TylerTyler Bozak 8 0 2 2 −3 2
Brouwer, TroyTroy Brouwer 4 1 0 1 1 4
Faulk, JustinJustin Faulk 9 1 0 1 0 2
Sundqvist, OskarOskar Sundqvist 9 0 1 1 −4 2
Gunnarsson, CarlCarl Gunnarsson 6 0 1 1 2 6
Tarasenko, VladimirVladimir Tarasenko 4 0 0 0 −1 0
Bortuzzo, RobertRobert Bortuzzo 3 0 0 0 −3 0
MacEachern, MackenzieMackenzie MacEachern 5 0 0 0 −2 6
Kyrou, JordanJordan Kyrou 5 0 0 0 −1 0
de la Rose, JacobJacob de la Rose 5 0 0 0 −1 0
Barbashev, IvanIvan Barbashev 3 0 0 0 0 2
Scandella, MarcoMarco Scandella 9 0 0 0 −3 0
Steen, AlexanderAlexander Steen 4 0 0 0 −1 6

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Regular season[14]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Binnington, JordanJordan Binnington 50 50 2,947:41 30 13 7 126 2.56 1,430 .912 3 0 1 4
Allen, JakeJake Allen 24 21 1,339:04 12 6 3 48 2.15 655 .927 2 0 0 0
Playoffs[15]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Allen, JakeJake Allen 5 4 285:41 2 1 1 9 1.89 138 .935 0 0 0 2
Binnington, JordanJordan Binnington 5 5 266:47 0 5 0 21 4.72 141 .851 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 Blues only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.


Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Blues have been involved in the following transactions during the 2019–20 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

Date Details Ref
July 12, 2019 (2019-07-12) To Toronto Maple Leafs
Future considerations
To St. Louis Blues
Dakota Joshua
[16]
July 25, 2019 (2019-07-25) To Toronto Maple Leafs
Jordan Schmaltz
To St. Louis Blues
Andreas Borgman
[17]
September 24, 2019 (2019-09-24) To Carolina Hurricanes
Dominik Bokk
Joel Edmundson
7th-round pick in 2021
To St. Louis Blues
Justin Faulk
5th-round pick in 2020
[18]
November 6, 2019 (2019-11-06) To Detroit Red Wings
Robby Fabbri
To St. Louis Blues
Jacob de la Rose
[19]
February 18, 2020 (2020-02-18) To Montreal Canadiens
2nd-round pick in 2020
Conditional 4th-round pick in 2021
To St. Louis Blues
Marco Scandella
[20]

Free agents[edit | edit source]

Date Player Team Contract term Ref
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Jake Dotchin from Anaheim Ducks 1-year [21]
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Nick Lappin from New Jersey Devils 1-year [21]
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Evan Polei from Bakersfield Condors (AHL) 2-year [21][22]
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Derrick Pouliot from Vancouver Canucks 1-year [21]
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Mike Vecchione from Philadelphia Flyers 1-year [21]
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Nathan Walker from Washington Capitals 1-year [21]
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Tyler Wotherspoon to Philadelphia Flyers 2-year [23]
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Jani Hakanpaa to Anaheim Ducks 1-year [24]
July 10, 2019 (2019-07-10) Jared Coreau to New York Islanders 1-year [25]
July 16, 2019 (2019-07-16) Michael Del Zotto to Anaheim Ducks 1-year [26]
August 24, 2019 (2019-08-24) Patrick Maroon to Tampa Bay Lightning 1-year [27]
September 3, 2019 (2019-09-03) Conner Bleackley to Idaho Steelheads (ECHL) 1-year [28]
November 20, 2019 (2019-11-20) Troy Brouwer from Florida Panthers 1-year [29]

Waivers[edit | edit source]

Date Player Team Ref
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) from/to

Contract terminations[edit | edit source]

Date Player Via Ref
June 25, 2019 (2019-06-25) Adam Musil Mutual termination [30]

Retirement[edit | edit source]

Date Player Ref
July 3, 2019 (2019-07-03) Chris Butler [31]
October 13, 2019 (2019-10-13) Chris Thorburn [32]

Signings[edit | edit source]

Date Player Contract term Ref
June 23, 2019 (2019-06-23) Jordan Nolan 1-year [33]
June 23, 2019 (2019-06-23) Nolan Stevens 1-year [34]
June 27, 2019 (2019-06-27) Carl Gunnarsson 2-year [35]
July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01) Sammy Blais 1-year [36]
July 8, 2019 (2019-07-08) Zach Sanford 2-year [37]
July 12, 2019 (2019-07-12) Robby Fabbri 1-year [38]
July 12, 2019 (2019-07-12) Dakota Joshua 2-year [16]
July 12, 2019 (2019-07-12) Mitch Reinke 1-year [citation needed]
July 13, 2019 (2019-07-13) Jordan Binnington 2-year [39]
July 20, 2019 (2019-07-20) Ville Husso 1-year [40]
July 21, 2019 (2019-07-21) Oskar Sundqvist 4-year [41]
August 1, 2019 (2019-08-01) Nikita Alexandrov 3-year [42]
August 6, 2019 (2019-08-06) Joel Edmundson 1-year [43]
September 1, 2019 (2019-09-01) Ivan Barbashev 2-year [44]
September 24, 2019 (2019-09-24) Justin Faulk 7-year [18]
October 4, 2019 (2019-10-04) Brayden Schenn 8-year [45]
October 17, 2019 (2019-10-17) Mathis Laferriere 3-year [46]

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

See also: List of St. Louis Blues draft picks

Below are the St. Louis Blues' selections at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 21 and 22, 2019, at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 62 Nikita Alexandrov C  Russia Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL)
3 93 Colten Ellis G  Canada Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
5 155 Keean Washkurak C  Canada Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)
7 2081 Vadim Zherenko G  Russia MHC Dynamo Moscow (MHL)
7 217 Jeremy Michel LW  Canada Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL)

Notes:

  1. The Toronto Maple Leafs' seventh-round pick went to the St. Louis Blues as the result of a trade on June 22, 2019, that sent a seventh-round pick in 2020 to Toronto in exchange for this pick.[47]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Hockey League (2013). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2014. Diamond Sports Data, Inc., 113. ISBN 978-1-894801-26-3. 
  2. NHL statement on coronavirus (March 12, 2020). Retrieved on March 12, 2020.
  3. Coronavirus live updates: NHL suspends season; MLB to halt spring training; NCAA conference tourneys canceled (March 12, 2020). Retrieved on March 12, 2020.
  4. NHL plans to return with 24 teams competing for Stanley Cup (May 26, 2020). Retrieved on May 27, 2020.
  5. Canucks knock out Blues in Game 6, win Western First Round series (August 21, 2020). Retrieved on August 22, 2020.
  6. "Blues sign Berube to 3-year contract". nhl.com. June 24, 2019. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  7. Blues begin preseason schedule on Sept. 16 (June 18, 2019). Retrieved on July 2, 2019.
  8. NHL releases 2019-20 regular-season schedule (June 25, 2019). Retrieved on July 2, 2019.
  9. Bouwmeester leaves from bench on stretcher; Blues-Ducks game postponed (February 11, 2020). Retrieved on February 11, 2020.
  10. Stanley Cup Qualifiers schedule. NHL.com (July 10, 2020). Retrieved on July 15, 2020.
  11. Stanley Cup Playoffs first-round schedule (August 9, 2020). Retrieved on August 9, 2020.
  12. 2019–20 Regular season – St. Louis Blues Stats – Skaters. Retrieved on March 12, 2020.
  13. 2019–20 Playoffs – St. Louis Blues Stats – Skaters. Retrieved on August 22, 2020.
  14. 2019–20 Regular season – St. Louis Blues Stats – Goalies. Retrieved on March 12, 2020.
  15. 2019–20 Playoffs – St. Louis Blues Stats – Goalies. Retrieved on August 22, 2020.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Blues acquire Joshua from Toronto (July 12, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  17. Blues acquire Borgman from Maple Leafs (July 25, 2019). Retrieved on July 26, 2019.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Blues acquire Faulk in deal with Hurricanes (September 24, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  19. Blues acquire De La Rose from Red Wings (November 6, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  20. Blues acquire Scandella from Montreal (February 18, 2020). Retrieved on February 19, 2020.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 Blues agree to two-way contracts with six players (July 1, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  22. Blues' Evan Polei: Signs first NHL deal (July 1, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  23. Flyers Free Agency Tracker 2019 (July 1, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  24. Ducks Sign Stolarz and Hakanpaa to Contracts (July 3, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  25. Islanders' Jared Coreau: Inks two-way deal (July 12, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  26. Ducks Sign Del Zotto, De Leo, Kloos and Wideman to One-Year Contracts (July 16, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  27. Lightning sign free agent forward Pat Maroon for one year (August 24, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  28. Forward Conner Bleackley Joins Steelheads for 2019-20 Season (September 3, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  29. Blues sign Brouwer to one-year deal (November 20, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  30. Adam Musil: Placed on unconditional waivers (June 24, 2019). Retrieved on June 28, 2019.
  31. A dream that never existed (July 3, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  32. Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 10/12/19-10/18/19 (October 19, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  33. Blues, Nolan agree to terms on one-year, two-way deal (June 23, 2019). Retrieved on June 25, 2019.
  34. Stevens agrees to one-year, two-way deal with Blues (June 23, 2019). Retrieved on June 25, 2019.
  35. Gunnarsson agrees to two-year deal with Blues (June 27, 2019). Retrieved on June 27, 2019.
  36. Blais agrees to one-year deal with Blues (July 1, 2019). Retrieved on July 26, 2019.
  37. Sanford avoids arbitration, agrees to two-year deal (July 8, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  38. Fabbri agrees to one-year deal with Blues (July 12, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  39. Binnington avoids arbitration, agrees to two-year deal (July 13, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  40. Husso agrees to one-year, two-way deal (July 20, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  41. Sundqvist agrees to 4-year contract (July 21, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  42. Alexandrov agrees to entry-level contract with Blues (August 1, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  43. Edmundson awarded one-year deal worth $3.1 million at arbitration (August 6, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  44. Barbashev agrees to two-year contract (September 1, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  45. Blues sign Schenn to 8-year contract extension (October 4, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  46. Blues agree to terms with Laferriere (October 17, 2019). Retrieved on January 12, 2020.
  47. Blues make five selections at 2019 NHL Draft (June 22, 2019). Retrieved on June 23, 2019.
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