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Blues have 5 picks at 2021 NHL Draft

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

Barring a trade from General Manager Doug Armstrong, the St. Louis Blues will make five selections at the 2021 NHL Draft.

The Draft will be held virtually for the second straight season and will begin with Round 1 on Friday, July 23 at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN2.

Rounds 2-7 will be held on Saturday, July 24 beginning at 10 a.m. CT on NHL Network.

The Blues are not expected to pick in Round 2 or Round 4 this season. The second-round pick was traded to the Buffalo Sabres in a deal that brought Ryan O'Reilly to 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 Picks

Round 1 - No. 17*
Round 3 - No. 81
Round 5 - No. 145
Round 6 - No. 177
Round 7 - No. 198 (from DET)


Draft Notes

* The Arizona Coyotes forfeited their first-round pick (No. 11) because of a violation of the League's Combine Testing Policy. Official records will show the Blues picking at No. 17, but they will actually be making the 16th pick.

- The Blues' traded their second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft to the Buffalo Sabres along with Vladimir Sobotka, Patrik Berglund, Tage Thompson and a conditional draft pick in the deal that brought Ryan O'Reilly to St. Louis in 2018. Buffalo eventually traded the pick to Vegas, who then sent it to Los Angeles in a deal that brought Alec Martinez to the Golden Knights.

- The Blues' fourth-round pick (No. 113 overall) was sent to the Montreal Canadiens in a trade that brought Marco Scandella to the Blues on Feb. 18, 2020.

- At the 2020 NHL Draft, the Blues traded a seventh-round pick (No. 203 overall) to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for their seventh-round pick in 2021 (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, in the deal that brought Justin Faulk and a fifth-round pick in 2020 to the Blues on Sept. 24, 2019.

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