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Jarmo Kekalainen
Assistant General Manager & Director of Amateur Scouting

PhotoJarmo Kekalainen oversees the Blues’ participation in the National Hockey League Entry Draft, and assists President John Davidson and Senior Vice President and General Manager Larry Pleau with all facets of hockey operations. He is also involved with the Blues’ professional scouting efforts. Kekalainen, 43, originally joined the Blues in September of 2002.

During his tenure in St. Louis, the Blues have drafted David Backes, Erik Johnson, Roman Polak, David Perron, T.J. Oshie, Patrik Berglund and Alex Pietrangelo. Prior to arriving in St. Louis, Kekalainen served in several capacities with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators over the course of seven seasons, including as director of player personnel for three years. During this time he was responsible for overseeing the amateur draft and was instrumental in selecting Ray Emery, Christoph Schubert, Jason Spezza, Antoine Vermette and Anton Volchenkov. Earlier he acted as the club’s European scout for four seasons and during that tenure, the team drafted Martin Havlat and Marian Hossa.

While with Ottawa, Kekalainen simultaneously served as IFK Helsinki’s general manager in the Finnish Elite League from 1995 to 1999, guiding the club to the league championship in 1998.

During a three-year career as a player in the NHL the native of Kuopio, Finland skated in a combined 55 games with the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators. Over the 1989-90, 1990-91 and 1993-94 seasons Kekalainen collected five goals and eight assists for 13 points. Prior to making his NHL debut with the Bruins, the forward spent two seasons at Clarkson University where he recorded 80 points (35 goals, 45 assists) in 71 games. Following the 1988-89 campaign he was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference First All-Star Team, scoring 44 points in 31 games.

Jarmo and his wife, Tiina, have two daughters, Emilia and Sofia.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  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

STATS

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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