The St. Louis Blues began the day by trading veteran center Paul Stastny to the Winnipeg Jets for a 2018 first-round pick, a conditional fourth round pick, and forward prospect Erik Foley. 

Statsny, was signed by the Blues as a free agent in the 2014 off-season, helped the Blues reach their first Western Conference Final for the first time since 2001 in 2016. Stastny finishes his St. Louis stint with 175 points in 267 regular season games. 

Stastny’s best run with the Blues came in the 2015-16 when the late season combination of Stastny centering a line featuring Robby Fabbri and Troy Brouwer propelled the Blues past the Chicago Blackhawks and the Dallas Stars in two 7-game series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

Stastny’s brightest moment in St. Louis was assisting on what would be the game-winning goal by Troy Brouwer in the third period of Game 7 in St. Louis against the Blackhawks. 

Foley, a 2015 third-round selection by the Jets, is a left-winger currently playing at the NCAA level with Providence College. He has scored 15 goals in 32 games this season and was a member of the United States’ 2017 Gold Medal IIHF World Junior Championship team. 

The Blues retained fifty percent of Stastny’s remaining salary on the final year of his contract this season.

 

Blues Press Release:

St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced on Monday the club has acquired a conditional first-round pick in 2018, a conditional fourth-round pick in 2020 and forward Erik Foley from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for forward Paul Stastny.

Foley, 20, was drafted 78th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in 2015. The 6’0, 185-pound forward has dressed in 32 games for Providence College this season, posting 34 points (15 goals, 19 assists) and 14 penalty minutes. Overall, the Mansfield, Mass., native has collected 87 points (37 goals, 50 assists) in 104 career games for Providence. In international competition, Foley captured a gold medal with the United States, along with Blues forward Tage Thompson, at the 2017 World Junior Championships.

Stastny, 32, has dressed in 63 games for the Blues this season, posting 40 points (12 goals, 28 assists) and 14 penalty minutes. The 6'0, 193-pound forward is a veteran of 12 NHL seasons including stints with Colorado and St. Louis. Overall, Stastny has accumulated 633 points (216 goals, 417 assists) and 380 penalty minutes in 805 career NHL regular season games.