Blues acquire Brayden Schenn in making 2 trades at NHL draft
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 24, 2017,
Jun 24, 2017, 6:28
Updates with Blues trade with Penguins.The St. Louis Blues acquired center Brayden Schenn from Philadelphia in completing two trades during the first round of the National Hockey League draft Friday night. That came after the team acquired center and three-time 20-goal scorer Brayden Schenn from the Philadelphia Flyers during the first round. So the Blues gave up a couple picks to get the superior of two players on similar deals.
Following the selection of Thomas, the Blues traded Ryan Reaves to the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Oskar Sundqvist and the No. 31 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. This past season, Schenn was able to rack up 25 goals and 55 points in 79 regular season games. He's recorded 25-plus goals in back-to-back seasons with the Flyers, and joins a veteran group looking to make another deep playoff run next season.
Thomas' first season with the Knights was in 2015-16, when London won the Memorial Cup; he compares his style of play with that of Los Angeles center Anze Kopitar and Nashville center Mike Fisher.
The Flyers used the No. 27 overall pick to select Morgan Frost from the OHL's Sault Ste.
The 29-year-old was drafted by the Blues in the third round (65th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
He is a left-handed shooter from Saskatoon, Canada who was a first round pick of the L. A. Kings in the 2009 draft - the 5th pick overall.
At 6-foot-2, 207 pounds, Kostin had six goals and 10 points for five teams in all competitions, including last playing for Dynamo Moscow.