New Blues defenseman meets media to talk about trade

12:55 PM, Apr 2, 2013   |    comments
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(KSDK Sports) -- Today in Calgary, new Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester talked to reporters about his trade to St. Louis. 

Video: Here is a link to today's press conference.

In exchange for Bouwmeester, the Flames received a conditional first-round draft pick, defenseman Mark Cundari and goaltender Reto Berra. If the Blues reach the 2013 postseason, the first-round pick will come in this year's draft. Otherwise, the Flames will receive a 2013 fourth-round pick and a 2014 first-round selection.

Bouwmeester, 29, is a two-time All-Star who has scored six goals to go along with nine assists in 33 games this year. The Edmonton native spent the first six years of his NHL career in Florida before joining the Flames as a free agent prior to the 2009-10 season.

In 750 career games, Bouwmeester, the third overall pick in the 2002 draft, has totaled 71 goals, 229 assists and 463 penalty minutes.

Cundari, 22, has scored seven goals with 18 assists in this his third season with Peoria of the AHL. Berra, 26, is currently playing in the Swiss A League.

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