Schwartz Signs, Set to Join Blues

The St. Louis Blues have announced that they have signed 2010 first overall pick (14th overall), Jaden Schwartz, to an entry level deal. He is set to join the team on Tuesday night when the Blues take on the Chicago Blackhawks.

Schwartz's Colorado College dropped their best-of-three series against underdog Michigan Tech, losing two straight games. The last, in a 4 - 3 overtime loss to the visiting Huskies on home ice at the World Arena in Colorado.

Jaden Schwartz, the Blues first round pick in 2010, will join the team after his Colorado College Tiger's lost in the Playoffs. Schwartz signed an entry level deal with the Blues today.

After playing two seasons with the Tigers, the left winger Schwartz will now become a professional, leaving college early. In his two years he posted 88 points in a total of 60 games played, including 41 points in 30 games this year for the team.

Schwartz, who captained Team Canada's World Junior team, will bring a dynamic force to the front end of the Blues lineup. As we discussed about him before in a previous post Schwartz, who will wear number 9 for the Blues, brings speed and aggressive play every time he is on the ice. His presence is something that will only benefit the team going into the playoffs, as any extra legs can only be of assistance.

It would seem like Schwartz will fit on to the second line for the Blues, getting some power play time and also helping out on the penalty kill.