Jordan Leopold has been traded from the Buffalo Sabres to the St.Louis Blues for a second round pick and conditional fifth round pick in the 2013 Entry Draft. The fifth round pick becomes a fourth round if the Blues win a playoff series.
Leopold had 2 goals and 6 assists as well as 14 penalty minutes in the 24 games he has played this season. He was drafted in 1999 in the fourth round by the Anaheim Ducks. His 10 seasons in the NHL have been split between the Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Buffalo Sabres. In his career so far he has accumulated 202 points and 268 penalty minutes in the 610 games he has played.
Blues GM Doug Armstrong had this to say about the trade:
“We feel a lot stronger. We feel our depth is much more improved as of 3 o’clock today than it was 3 o’clock yesterday,” Armstrong said. “Our goal, first and foremost, we have to get into the playoffs. We’ve put ourselves in a position where we’re going to have to work hard to maintain our position and improve it.”
“Listen, where our hockey club is right now, we have to be open to listening to just about anything and everything,” he said when asked about Miller. “I have talked to all 29 GMs over the last week, and I’ll continue to try to figure out ways that we can get better not just for the rest of this year but, more importantly, for the future.”
Regier also suggested that everyone on the roster is available for the right price.