Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/4/13

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Vladimir Tarasenko, drafted 16th overall by the St. Louis Blues, poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko was named NHL Rookie of the Month for January, the league announced Monday. Tarasenko led all rookies in scoring with nine points (five goals, four assists) in seven games. Tarasenko edged out Tampa Bay Lightning center Cory Conacher, who also had nine points (three goals and six assists) in six games. Also considered were Edmonton Oilers center Nail Yakupov (five points), Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz (five) and Montreal Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk (five). Tarasenko, 21, was the 16th overall pick in the 2010 draft.
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