Barring a trade from general manager Doug Armstrong, the St. Louis Blues will make five selections in the 2021 NHL Draft.
The draft will take place virtually for the second season in a row and begin with the first round on Friday, July 23 at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
Rounds 2-7 will be on Saturday, July 24 starting at 10 a.m. CT on the NHL network.
The Blues shouldn’t choose either Round 2 or Round 4 this season. The second-round pick was traded to the Buffalo Sabers in a deal that has Ryan o’reilly in St. Louis, while the fourth-round pick was sent to the Montreal Canadiens in the trade that brought Marco scandella to the Blues.
2021 Blues Draft Pick
Round 1 – N ° 16 in the general classification
Round 3 – N ° 81 overall
Round 5 – N ° 145 overall
Round 6 – N ° 177 overall
Round 7 – No. 198 overall (from DET)
– The Blues traded their 2021 NHL Draft second-round pick to the Buffalo Sabers with Vladimir Sobotka, Patrik Berglund, Tage Thompson and a conditional draft pick as part of the deal that brought Ryan O’Reilly to St. Louis in 2018. Buffalo ultimately traded the pick to Vegas, which then sent him to Los Angeles as part of a deal that brought Alec Martinez to the Golden Knights.
– The Blues’ fourth-round pick (113th overall) was sent to the Montreal Canadiens in a trade that brought Marco Scandella to the Blues on February 18, 2020.
– In the 2020 NHL Draft, the Blues traded a seventh-round pick (No. 203 overall) to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for their 2021 seventh-round pick (No. 198).
– The Blues’ original seventh-round pick in 2021 (No. 209) belongs to the Carolina Hurricanes. The pick was acquired by Carolina, along with Joel Edmundson and Dominik Bokk, as part of the deal that brought Justin faulk and a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Blues on September 24, 2019.