Here is the rest of the 2010 Blues Draft Recap that will include the team’s final four picks. Also, former Blue Tony Twist will be making an appearance in the St. Louis area on Saturday, but more on that later.
Third Round (74)-Max Gardiner: Forward (High School)
Gardiner just finished his senior year at Minnetonka High in Minnesota, and he had a nice final season despite some injury problems. He scored 43 points (17-26) despite missing eight games with a broken wrist. He also led his team with five points (3-2) at the state tournament. He was a finalist for Minnesota’s Mr. Hockey award last season, which you love to see from a draft pick. He will attend the University of Minnesota next year, which should season him well for his future with the Blues.
Fourth Round (104)-Jani Hakanpaa: Defenseman (Finland)
Hakanpaa is a big boy at 6-foot-4 211 lbs, and he played in the Finnish Junior Elite League last season, scoring 14 points (2-12) in 23 games. He also managed to register 43 penalty minutes in his time on the ice, and he is another big D-Man for the Blues farm system.
Fifth Round (134)-Cody Beach: RW (WHL)
Beach is another big body, and he makes him impact with his physical game. He is 6-foot-5 180 lbs, so he should fill out even more before we see him with the Blues. He only posted 14 points (3-11) in in 51 games with the Calgary Hitmen last season, but he also recorded 157 penalty minutes. He is just 17, so he has plenty of time to develop.
Sixth Round (164)-Stephen MacAulay: LW (QMJHL)
MacAulay has played the last two season with St. John of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and he had 21 points (8-13) in 56 games last year. He is 6-foot-1 175 lbs, and he is just 18 years old.
Also, for those of you in the market for a new car, Tony Twist will be at Dean Team of Brentwood on Saturday from noon to 2 signing autographs and negotiating deals for customers. Twister will sit on your side of the desk and work to get you a great deal on a car, and I can’t think of anyone I’d rather have bargaining for me. I don’t know the exact strategy he will be using, but his advice might go something like this: