Going into the draft, the Blues were armed with a pick in the first six rounds of the draft. That however did not stop them from making a splash on draft day, trading defensive prospect David Rundblad to the Ottawa Senators for the 16th overall pick.
This was following a big move the team made prior to the 2010 draft, acquiring playoff goaltending hero Jaroslav Halak from the Montreal Canadiens in a surprise deal that included top prospect Lars Eller. Many had predicted the Blues would address their goaltending depth in the draft, but with Halak on board and Eller gone, the priority switched to adding to the organization’s forward depth.
St. Louis picked six forwards and one defenseman, a strategy that differed from past trends of stockpiling the organization with blueliners. The organization also neglected to select any goaltenders in the 2010 draft. The Blues obviously feel confident with Halak, Ty Conklin, Jake Allen, and Ben Bishop in between the pipes for the foreseeable future.