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Alex Pietrangelo Set to Play in 300th Career NHL Game

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Since the 2010-11 season, Alex Pietrangelo has been an integral cog for the St. Louis Blues and their growing success. The fourth player taken in the 2008 entry draft, it took the smooth skating defenseman two extra seasons of development in the OHL following the selection, but he’s steadily improved across four seasons in the NHL.

It doesn’t seem like he’s been a staple on the blue line for that long in St. Louis, but when the Blues take on the Buffalo Sabres tonight, Pietrangelo will be taking part in his 300th NHL contest.

With 50 points in 75 games this season, it seems likely that the 24-year-old will set a new career high in points. He notched 51 during the 2011-12 campaign. With seven games remaining on St. Louis’ schedule, Pietrangelo should be able to set a new high in points.

He has three in his last five outings and averages more than 25 minutes a night for the Blues.

 

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