Schwartz Signs With Blues After 2 Seasons at CC
CHN Staff Report
Colorado College sophomore forward Jaden Schwartz has signed an amateur tryout contract with the St. Louis Blues, foregoing his final two years with the Tigers.
Schwartz, drafted by the Blues in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, led CC with 41 points in 30 games this season, finishing second on the team in goals with 15, eight behind older brother Rylan.
Jaden Schwartz stormed onto the WCHA scene last season with 17 goals and 30 assists while playing in just 30 games after breaking his ankle playing for Team Canada in the World Junior Championships.
A native of Wilcox, Saskatchewan, Schwartz captained Team Canada this season at the WJC, scoring two goals and adding three assists in leading Canada to a bronze medal.
Rylan Schwartz, according to sources, is also in contract talks with several NHL teams and could be the next Tiger to sign a pro contract. A junior, Rylan Schwartz went undrafted and is free to sign with any team. The Blues appear to be at least mildly interested, meaning he could join his brother with the Blues' AHL affiliate in Peoria as soon as this week.