St. Louis Blues acquire two veterans in separate trade deals

The St. Louis Blues have acquired Radek Faksa, Mathieu Joseph, and a third-round pick in the 2025 draft.
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St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the team has acquired forward Radek Faksa from the Dallas Stars as well as forward Mathieu Joseph and a 2025 third-round pick from the Ottawa Senators, each in exchange for future considerations,” announced the St. Louis Blues Press Release.

The St. Louis Blues have bolstered their roster in two separate deals, adding Mathieu Joseph (RW) and Radek Faksa (C).

Blues GM Doug Armstrong had a relatively quiet day in the opening of free agency yesterday but brings in two players who can significantly contribute to the existing roster.

Mathieu Joseph

Joseph spent the better part of the last three seasons with the Ottawa Senators where he recorded his best statistical season in 2023-24, earning 35 points, highlighted by his 24 assists.

Before arriving in Ottawa, he played for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The 27-year-old skater is known throughout the league and is expected to find significant playing time in St. Louis.

Radek Faksa

Having spent his entire career with the Dallas Stars, Faksa makes his way to St. Louis.

He has nine years of NHL experience, totaling 89 goals, 111 assists, and 200 points in 638 games.

Along with the Joseph deal from Ottawa, the Blues acquire a 2025 third-round pick.

St. Louis Blues acquire two veterans expected to play immediately

The Blues have promised future considerations to both Dallas and Ottawa in each deal.

For now, Blues fans wait to see what each deal will require. Regardless, Armstrong's efforts have resulted in the recruitment of two veterans who are predicted to have significant impacts in the upcoming year.

It is becoming increasingly evident that the St. Louis Blues roster for the upcoming 2024-25 season will focus on the existing players, alongside the inclusion of promising young prospects.