Pearson, selected 30th overall in the June draft, had 37 goals and 54 assists in 60 regular-season games last season for the Barrie Colts in the Ontario Hockey League. He also had a goal and five assists in six games for Canada in the world junior championships.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie