The Blues continued to improve their defense. The team selected defenseman Jordan Schmaltz with the 25th pick in the first round of the NHL draft.
Schmaltz is 18 years old and played with United States Hockey and Green Bay Gamblers where he ranked second among USHL defensemen with 41 points.
Schmaltz is a native of Madison, Wisconsin and ranks 34th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting. He plans to attend the University of North Dakota this fall.