St. Louis Blues: Adam Jecho selected at the 95 pick of the 2024 NHL Draft

Staying busy in the third-round of the 2024 NHL Draft, the St. Louis Blues selected Adam Jecho.
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St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong selected Adam Jecho with the 95th pick in the 2024 draft.

The first three selections were defensive picks, with the 81st pick addressing scoring with Ondrej Kos hearing his name. The 95th pick continued in this trend, with Jecho playing in the center position.

“Six-foot-five players don’t skate, shoot, or handle like Jecho. He’s a powerful skater who easily links different manoeuvres, fluidly handling the puck in his hip pocket the entire time. He shoots in stride with near-perfect form, turns tricky passes into two-touch wristers, and uses his full to slip and hook pucks through defenders,” EliteProspects.

Adam Jecho

Adam Jecho, at 18 years old, is a sizeable offensive threat, standing at 6’5”. Known for his incredible size, Jecho serves as a promising prospect.

“Massive winger with solid puck protection tools and composure. The skills and skating hold him back, but should become a solid third-line checking forward,” Dobber Prospects.

This selection was part of the 2023 trade that further shaped both the Blues and New York Rangers.

“The additional third-round pick from the New York Rangers was also acquired in 2023 in a deal that sent Vladimir Tarasenko and Niko Mikkola to New York,” St. Louis Blues Press Release.

Ironically, both Tarasenko and Mikkola departed New York, eventually landing in Florida, and won the 2024 Stanley Cup as members of the Florida Panthers.

With 9 picks in the 2024 NHL Draft and the abundance of picks from 2023, Armstrong has a wealth of prospects to work with or even add to potential trade scenarios, sparking hope for the future of the St. Louis Blues.

For now, Jecho is a member of the St. Louis Blues and will have to fight to earn a spot in future NHL play. Expect significant development to continue.