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Vladimir Tarasenko  #91

St. Louis Blues  Right Wing
NUMBER: 91 BIRTHDATE: December 13, 1991  (AGE 22)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Yaroslavl, Russia
WEIGHT: 219 DRAFTED: STL / 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (16th overall)    Prospect Bio
Reg. Season Career as a Blue: 102GP, 29-33-62, 22 PIM
2013-14 Season Stats: Home: 32GP, 12-12-24  Road: 32GP, 9-10-19
2013-14 Postseason: 5GP, 4-0-4, 0 PIM
Quick Hits
-Shares the League lead with 4 playoff goals (Jamie Benn)
-His third period game-tying goal with 6.4 seconds remaining in reg. of Game 2 was the latest such goal in club history
-During the reg. season, shared 24th among all forwards with +20 rating (+1 in his rookie year last season)
-4th player in Blues history to score in first two NHL games...5 pts in first two NHL games equaled the most by a Blues rookie in his first two NHL games (Wayne Babych, 1978)
-Became 14th player in Blues history to score in his NHL debut and the second to score two goals (Doug Palazarri, 74') in last season's opener vs. DET
-In 2010, became the Blues' first ever Russian-born first round draft pick
Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (KHL), September 24, 2012.
Quote of the Day

We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp