Schwartz making his mark at camp

Schwartz making his mark at camp

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GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 25: Jaden Schwartz #9 of the St Louis Blues skates with the puck under pressure from Antoine Vermette #50 of the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period of the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on March 25, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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by Scott Bierman / HockeyStL

KMOV.com

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 26 at 12:42 AM

ST. LOUIS (HockeyStL) – Somewhat lost in the buzz about the Blues and Vladimir Tarasenko is the other promising star – Jaden Schwartz.

Schwartz, who was drafted with the fourteenth overall pick in 2010, made his NHL debut with the Blues last season.  He contributed two goals and an assist in seven games played last season.

He was impressive during Monday’s practice which included work on the special teams.

“He’s 192 pounds.  He’s not a light player,” Hitchcock said.  “He’s a coach’s player.  He does things that you like as a coach.”

Schwartz was paired on a line with Patrik Berglund and Chris Stewart during the first two days of training camp.

“Right now, I thought that line was excellent today,” Hitchcock said.  “It’ll be interesting when things get dialed up for real, but I think right now he has shown more and more everyday he’s here.”

The line will get work in at the team’s first scrimmage on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
 

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