Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Alex Pietrangelo
Alex Pietrangelo was born on January 18, 1990 in King City, Ontario. A highly touted prospect while playing for the Mississauga IceDogs of the OHL, he was selected fourth overall by the St. Louis Blues at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Though he made the Blues in just his first training camp, Pietrangelo's rookie season was derailed in just his third NHL game when he sustained a concussion resulting from a hit from behind. He managed to appear in eight games for the Blues before being sent back to his junior team, the IceDogs.

As part of the Canadian team at the 2009 World Junior Championship, Alex won the gold medal and was a stalwart on the Canadian blue line.

In 2010-11 Pietrangelo would begin to show signs of stardom. In 79 games for St. Louis he racked up 43 points while becoming a more responsible defensive defenceman as proven by his +18 rating. At year's end Pietrangelo was chosen to represent Canada at the World Hockey Championship. He would appear in seven games for Canada, scoring twice and adding three assists.

Pietrangelo would continue his progression in 2011-12. His 51 points were fifth best amongst all NHL defenders and his defensive prowess made him one of the game's premier point men.

In 2014 Pietrangelo would return to Canada's national team. This time taking part in the Olympic Winter Games held in Sochi, Russia. Pietrangelo was part of defence corps that stifled opponents and led Canada to the gold medal. The Canadians would go undefeated in the tournament in large part due to their defensive play.

Pietrangelo would appear in 81 games for the Blues during the 2014-15 season, scoring seven times and adding 39 assists while providing the club with elite-level two-way play.

On August 24, 2016, Pietrangelo was named captain of the St. Louis Blues. Later on that summer Pietrangelo represented Canada at the World Cup of Hockey, helping his homeland to the tournament victory.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2005-06 Toronto Jr. Canadiens GTHL 44 13 31 44 33
2006-07 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 59 7 45 52 45 +40 4 0 0 0 8
2007-08 Niagara Ice Dogs OHL 60 13 40 53 94 +29 6 5 4 9 4
2008-09 Niagara Ice Dogs OHL 36 8 21 29 32 +1 12 1 5 6 20
2008-09 St. Louis Blues NHL 8 0 1 1 2 0
2008-09 Peoria Rivermen AHL 1 0 0 0 4 0 7 0 3 3 2
2008-09 Canada WJC-A 6 1 2 3 0 +1
2009-10 St. Louis Blues NHL 9 1 1 2 6 -9
2009-10 Barrie Colts OHL 25 9 20 29 27 +20 17 2 12 14 8
2009-10 Canada WJC-A 6 3 9 12 14 +9
2010-11 St. Louis Blues NHL 79 11 32 43 19 +18
2010-11 Canada WC-A 7 2 3 5 2 +9
2011-12 St. Louis Blues NHL 81 12 39 51 36 +16 8 0 5 5 0
2012-13 St. Louis Blues NHL 47 5 19 24 10 0 6 1 1 2 2
2013-14 St. Louis Blues NHL 81 8 43 51 32 +20 6 1 2 3 0
2013-14 Canada Olympics 6 0 1 1 0 +4
2014-15 St. Louis Blues NHL 81 7 39 46 28 -2 6 0 2 2 0
2015-16 St. Louis Blues NHL 73 7 30 37 20 +10 20 2 8 10 16
2016-17 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 14 34 48 24 +3 11 0 4 4 8
NHL Totals 539 65 238 303 177 57 4 22 26 26


NHL Second All-Star Team (2012, 2014) Missed majority of 2009-10 as a healthy reserve.
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