The 2014 Winter Olympics are in the books. NHL players will no longer have to call small bedrooms in Sochi home. Nine St. Louis Blues players are on their way back to town now that a gold medal winner has been decided, and it’s tough to find another team in the NHL that had as much of an impact in the Winter games.
Four of the nine Blues that competed ended up skating in the final game of the tournament—an impressive testament to the caliber of player that St. Louis develops. While T.J. Oshie, David Backes and Kevin Shattenkirk disappointed for the United States, the players that skated with Canada and Sweden get to come home with a medal to show off in the locker room.
Here’s your final Olympic stats for each Blues player that went to Sochi. As always, feel free to click each name to see what we had to say about each player prior to the Winter Games by clicking on their name.
Patrik Berglund -Sweden – 6 GP, 2 G, 1 A, minus-one
Alexander Steen - Sweden – 6 GP, 1 G, 3 A, minus-one
Alex Pietrangelo - Canada – 6 GP, 0 G, 1 A, plus-three
Jay Bouwmeester - Canada – 6 GP, 0 G, 1 A, plus-three
Jaroslav Halak - Slovakia – 2 GP, 0 W, 1 L, .857 SV%, 5.13 GAA
Vladimir Tarasenko - Russia – 5 GP, 0 G, 1 A, minus-two
David Backes - USA – 6 GP, 3 G, 1 A, even
Kevin Shattenkirk - USA – 6 GP, 0 G, 3 A, plus-three
T.J. Oshie - USA – 6 GP, 0 G, 3 A, even
All disappointing finishes aside, a majority of the roster has now played in postseason-esque action and should hit the NHL ice fired up and ready to make an impact heading into the playoffs.