Ranking the St. Louis Blues forwards from worst to first for the 2024-25 season

The St. Louis Blues forwards group could be stronger than we think in 2024-25 if the youngsters take yet another step in their respective games.
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5 - Jake Neighbours

You can call Jake Neighbours the Blues breakout player this past season after he put up a whopping 27 goals and earned a full season of play for the first time in his career. No, he didn’t log as many minutes, nor did he finish the year with as many points as Brayden Schenn, but he gets the top-five nod thanks to potential and the likelihood that he successfully builds on his encouraging 2023-24 campaign. 

4 - Brandon Saad

Brandon Saad remains one of the Blues most consistent scorers, and he’s logged a 15-plus shooting percentage in each season since he decided to call Gateway City his home. He was one of the Blues hottest scorers last season, so every fan will be asking whether Saad can repeat the success he enjoyed in 2023-24. 

3 - Jordan Kyrou

The 2023-24 season marked Jordan Kyrou’s third straight with 67-plus points, and he’s also becoming a routine 30-plus goal-scorer. He’s someone who will remain in the Blues top-six from now until he’s well past his age-30 season, but his knack for finding the puck and disrupting opponents to help the Blues regain possession is what impresses me more than anything else. 

2 - Pavel Buchnevich

The St. Louis Blues won big when they re-signed Pavel Buchnevich to an extension, and with a more lucrative deal, Buchnevich could be in line for his greatest season yet in Gateway City. And yes, it’s okay to expect 25-plus goals and 40-plus assists from someone who is in the middle of his prime heading into 2024-25. 

1 - Robert Thomas

Consistency will be key for Robert Thomas this season, but although he wasn’t the Blues top scorer, his 60 assists scream playmaker. And that number, plus the fact that he’s also more than capable of solid defensive play, are two major reasons he graced the top of our rankings in the 2024-25 offseason. 

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