Many of the St. Louis Blues top players and regulars have decided to pursue opportunities overseas while the NHL owners and players settle their long, painful labor dispute.
One Blues prospect who is hoping to become a regular contributor for the organization once NHL play resumes is 20 year old center Jaden Schwartz. Rather than go overseas, Schwartz opted to play for the Blues AHL affiiliate in Peoria and is producing.
Schwartz scored the game-winning goal for the Rivermen on Friday night, his first in four games with Peoria.
Schwartz is profiled more as a play-maker as opposed to a scorer and has shown flashes of that already for Peoria, assisting on three goals in four games thus far.
Schwarz played in seven games for the Blues last season, picking up a pair of goals and an assist in limited ice time.
Schwartz figures to compete for a spot on the Blues third line once the NHL season resumes and at the very least will provide a very good source of insurance in Peoria as he...