Blues Make Qualifying Offers to 5 Players

Team retains rights to Schwartz, Sobotka, Andronov, Shields and Wannstrom

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Blues Make Qualifying Offers to 5 Players
The Blues retain the rights to Schwartz, Sobotka, Andronov, Shields and Wannstrom after making qualifying offers.

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has tendered qualifying offers to five players: Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Sobotka, Sergey Andronov, David Shields and Sebastian Wannstrom. The offers enable the club to retain each player’s rights when free agency opens on July 1.

Schwartz, 22, dressed in 80 games for the Blues last season, ranking fourth on the club with 56 points and third with 25 goals. In addition, the 5-foot-10, 187-pound forward added three points (one goal, two assists) in six postseason games.

Sobotka, 26, dressed in 61 games for the Blues last season, setting career-highs in points (33), goals (9), assists (24), penalty minutes (72) and plus/minus (+14). In addition, the 5-foot-11, 200-pound forward added three assists in six postseason games.

Andronov, 24, dressed in 53 games with the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate Chicago Wolves last season, recording 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) and 24 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2, 208-pound forward served two penalty minutes in five postseason games.

Shields, 23, dressed in 55 games with the Chicago Wolves last season, tallying 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) and 21 penalty minutes.

Wannstrom, 23, spent the majority of last season with the Chicago Wolves, posting 10 points (five goals, five assists) and 20 penalty minutes in 37 regular season games, as well as three points (one goal, two assists) and six penalty minutes in six postseason games. In addition, the 6-foot-2, 198-pound forward tallied five points (three goals, two assists) in four games with the Blues’ East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) affiliate, Kalamazoo Wings.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Steen 68 33 29 17 62
T. Oshie 79 21 39 19 60
D. Backes 74 27 30 14 57
J. Schwartz 80 25 31 28 56
A. Pietrangelo 81 8 43 20 51
K. Shattenkirk 81 10 35 1 45
V. Tarasenko 64 21 22 20 43
D. Roy 75 9 28 -1 37
J. Bouwmeester 82 4 33 26 37
V. Sobotka 61 9 24 14 33
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
B. Elliott 18 6 2 .922 1.96
R. Miller 25 30 4 .918 2.64

 
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