The St. Louis Blues prospects got off to a rough start at the NHL Prospect Tournament in Traverse City, Mich., but they finished with three straight victories and a third-place finish in the eight-team event.
The Blues lost their opening game, 5-2, to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
They then beat the New York Rangers 2-0 and the Minnesota Wild 7-1 to close out pool play and defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-1 in the third-place game on Sept. 15.
Forwards Robby Fabbri and Zach Pochiro were the Blues’ leading scorers during the tournament with five points apiece.
Fabbri, the team’s first-round draft pick in 2014, had a team-high three goals. Pochiro, a fourth-round pick in 2013, tied forward Jaedon Descheneau for the team lead with three assists.
Defenseman Thomas Vanelli, a second-round pick in 2013, was a team-leading plus-5 in four games.
Goalie Luke Opilka, a fifth-round pick in 2015, went 2-0 with a shutout against the Rangers, 0.50 goals-against average and .978 save percentage. Niklas Lundstrum went 1-1 with a 2.50 GAA and .918 save percentage.