B.J. Crombeen Season Recap

April 16, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing B.J. Crombeen (26) warms up before game three of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals against the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion. St. Louis defeated San Jose 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

The third year right winger had a less than spectacular season in the points department, but was a constant physical presence for the Central Division champions. Crombeen registered 1 goal and 2 assists in 40 regular season games, as he was consistently a healthy scratch for Ken Hitchcock. Along with Ryan Reaves, BJ Crombeen was the most common enforcer on the ice, ranking 5th in regular season penalty minutes and 1st in post-season minutes. He also contributed to an energetic fourth line that brought energy and enthusiasm to an, at times, challenged St. Louis offense.

Crombeen is under contract for next season, but is an unrestricted free agent for ’13-’14. Clearly, he needs to refine his offensive game and begin to make a bigger impact on the forecheck if he wishes to stay with the Blues beyond the ’12-’13 season. Look for him to also be in the mix for more penalty kill opportunities next season.

Final Grade: B-

Topics: B.J. Crombeen, St. Louis Blues

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