St. Louis Blues: How Does Colton Parayko’s Numbers Compare to Other Players?

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There’s no question that Colton Parayko remains a fan favorite in St. Louis.

At 6’6, he is a large defender who has played an integral part in the St. Louis Blues franchise since being drafted by the team in 2012.

Parayko succeeded in making the All-Rookie Team in 2016 and winning the Cup in 2019.

In 2021, Parayko signed a large eight-year deal worth $52 million.

But how does Colton Parayko’s performance stack up against his fellow Blues defenseman?

2021-2022: 6 goals, 29 assists, 35 points in 80 games.
2022-2023: 4 goals, 23 assists, 27 points in 79 games.
2023-2024: 10 goals, 16 assists, 26 points in 82 games.


By mere points, Parayko recorded 35 points in 2021. Justin Faulk recorded 47 points, followed by Torey Krug at 43. Faulk had an impressive 16 goals, while Krug had 34 assists.

After Parayko, Marco Scandella recorded 14 points in 70 games.


Justin Faulk recorded 50 points in 2022, which ranked No. 5 on the team out of all players. Krug again followed second at 32 points, and Parayko ranked third as a defenseman with 27 points.

In 2022, Nick Leddy was close behind Parayko with 23 recorded points.


This season, Krug ranked as the best defenseman with 39 points, followed by Faulk with 30 points, Leddy with 28 points, and Parayko with 26 points.

Best statistical year

Parayko’s best years came in 2016, 2017, and 2021, when he recorded 35 points in each of those years. In goals and assists, 2016 and 2021 were almost identical years.

In the last three years, Parayko’s numbers have decreased each year, albeit by small margins the previous two years.

He has consistently ranked as the number three defenseman on the team.

What numbers don’t show

What numbers can’t evaluate are his leadership qualities and dedication to the team. As a fan favorite, Parayko brings championship experience to a team building around Robert Thomas and Jordan Kyrou.

While his name has been involved in trade rumors in the past, Parayko’s size makes him an asset, especially in a 2nd line role.

It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Blues acquire another impactful defenseman this year, either through free agency or a trade. If this occurs, expect Parayko to stay statistically in the top four defensemen category.

Parayko’s role as an alternate captain is vital for the Blues, and he has gained the trust of his teammates and the city of St. Louis.

Parayko might be an average player for some fans, but as a defenseman, he produces at a stable level of play. If leadership were statistically evaluated, he would receive an A+.