ST. LOUIS — The Blues had some roster turnover this offseason and training camp is part of the process of building team chemistry. Hear what Alexander Steen said about that on Friday.
The Blues had two organizational fixtures move on with the trade of T.J. Oshie to the Washington Capitals and Barret Jackman’s signing with the Nashville Predators as a free agent. In place of Oshie and Jackman will be Troy Brouwer and some young defensemen.
Steen, 31, is coming off a 2014-15 season that saw him lead the Blues with 40 assists and finish second in scoring behind Vladimir Tarasenko with 64 points.
It was a successful follow-up to his breakthrough campaign in 2013-14 when he scored a career-best 33 goals and 62 points and signed a lucrative contract extension in St. Louis.
The Blues will be counting on another strong season from Steen and a potential first-line pairing with Tarasenko and center Paul Stastny could add another dimension to the offensive attack.