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History Behind the “C” in St. Louis

The St. Louis Blues named Alex Pietrangelo the 21st captain in franchise history earlier this month and answered one of the biggest questions fans had this offseason. Twenty men have come before the first-time captain in the role and with some of the most famed careers in NHL history, he’s got a lot to live up to. Al Arbour Serving as the first captain in franchise history, Al...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Alex Pietrangelo is up for the challenge of captaining the Blues

Alex Pietrangelo’s growth has been steady over his career with the St. Louis Blues as he’s gone from first-round draft pick to all-star calibre defenseman in six short seasons. And as of Thursday, Pietrangelo’s growth has officially taken the next — and arguably biggest — step as he was appointed the 21st captain in Blues history. “I’m up for this challenge, and I think...
Via The Hockey News
6 days ago

Alex Pietrangelo to Be Named St. Louis Blues Captain: Report

The St. Louis Blues announced that they would be making a “major announcement Thursday, Aug. 24 at 2:00pm” CDT. Soon after, Jeremy Rutherford announced that the Blues would be naming Alex Pietrangelo as the team’s 21st captain in franchise history. BREAKING: Blues will have major announcement Thursday and Post-Dispatch has learned it will be to name Alex Pietrangelo team...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Alex Pietrangelo will be the 21st captain of the Blues

Alex Pietrangelo will become the 21st captain of the St. Louis Blues when the team holds a press conference on Thursday afternoon. Pietrangelo will take on the “C” now that David Backes has departed. Pietrangelo has always seemed like the favorite to become the new leader of the team following Backes’ exit. The only real other option was Alexander Steen, but considering his...
Via Frozen Notes
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pietrangelo is proving key to Blues' playoff success

ST. LOUIS - Alex Pietrangelo is used to playing a lot - especially this time of year. The St. Louis Blues linchpin defenseman plays with a high motor and appears to have no issues piling up the ice time.Pietrangelo is fourth overall in the playoffs averaging 30 minutes, 34 seconds, including more than 35 minutes in the Blues' overtime victory in Game 2 in Dallas on Sunday. Among...
Via Associated Press
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Alex Pietrangelo lost his glove in an unusual place

It’s not uncommon for a hockey player to lose a glove on the ice, but what happened with Alex Pietrangelo’s mitt doesn’t happen too often. Or ever, for that matter. While Steve Ott tried to get under Jonathan Toews’ skin, Pietrangelo reached in to try to pull Toews away. The captain of the Blackhawks was firmly tied up with Ott and the official, which led to Pietrangelo...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Alex Pietrangelo’s advanced stats are troubling compared to league’s best

Alex Pietrangelo contributed 46 points in 81 games for the Blues last season. Based on that statistic alone, you might be under the impression Pietrangelo was deserving of his $5.5 million he earned in 2014-15. The problem is that when you dig a bit deeper, or when you watch enough Blues games, you start to notice that Pietrangelo actually struggled to live up to his cap hit. Pietrangelo’s...
Via Frozen Notes
August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Pietrangelo apparently leads the NHL in average puck touches per game

The NHL is apparently tracking some statistics they aren’t sharing publicly on their website. In the era of advanced statistics, the league is aware that more and more fans want more and more ways to track and evaluate their teams and players. With that in mind, the league has been slowly rolling out some interesting and unique stats into their NHL Network broadcast. One of these...
Via Frozen Notes
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Pietrangelo ranked 7th best defenseman by NHL.com

Here’s a story you already knew. Blues fans are more than aware that Alex Pietrangelo is one of the best defenseman in the NHL, but in case they and other hockey fans forgot, Pietrangelo was recently ranked 7th among all d-men heading into 2014-15 by NHL.com. Here’s what they had to say about Petro: Pietrangelo is, in a sense, the ideal defenseman because he does everything well...
Via Frozen Notes
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

James van Riemsdyk scores bizarre goal off of Alex Pietrangelo

Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk threw the puck at the net from the halfway and it skipped towards the net. St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo tried to corral the puck and he kicked it into  the net past goalie Brian Elliott. The Blues went on to win the game 6-3 so Pietrangelo doesn’t have to feel too bad about it and you can be sure his teammates will...
Via Diehardsport
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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