Off The Post: St. Louis Blues, 2019 Stanley Cup Champions

Off The Post: St. Louis Blues, 2019 Stanley Cup Champions – Robert Thomas won the Stanley Cup in his rookie season. After beating the Bruins 4-1 he looked back on the impact rookie goalie, Jordan Binnington had on the team. Blues star defenseman, Colton Parayko talks about winning one for the franchise that’s waited and how important it is for the fans. After 52 years, the Blues finally won their first Stanley Cup! After the game, they both spoke with Russ Cohen.

Off The Post: St. Louis Blues, 2019 Stanley Cup Champions

Robert Thomas, Center

Robert Thomas was selected by St. Louis in the first round with the 20th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the London Knights in the OHL from 2015-2018. Following Thomas’ selection in the 2017 Draft, he would join the Blues for the 2017-18 training camp and pre-season. Following a strong camp, St. Louis signed Thomas to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Thomas would make the Blues opening night roster for the 2018-19 season after another strong performance in training camp. He made his NHL debut on October 4th, 2018 against the Winnipeg Jets. His first point came in a win over the Flames on October 12th, and he scored his first NHL goal on November 21st in a loss to the Nashville Predators.

Collectors can find Robert Thomas’ Young Guns rookie card in 2018-19 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey. He has a good number of rookie cards among Upper Deck’s 2018-19 catalog of hockey products. Find them in Trilogy, SPx, SP Game Used, Ice and many more!

Check out Russ Cohen’s Future Watch profile on Robert Thomas HERE.

Off The Post: St. Louis Blues, 2019 Stanley Cup Champions – Robert Thomas 2019 Playoff Stats

Playoffs Table
Scoring Goals Assists
Rk Date G Age Tm Opp G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% SHFT TOI HIT BLK FOW FOL FO%
1 2019-04-10 1 19-282 STL @ WPG W 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 13:55 0 0 3 0 100.0
2 2019-04-12 2 19-284 STL @ WPG W 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0 18 13:17 0 0 2 0 100.0
3 2019-04-14 3 19-286 STL WPG L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 15 9:54 0 0 0 0
4 2019-04-16 4 19-288 STL WPG L-OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 23 17:24 0 0 0 0
5 2019-04-18 5 19-290 STL @ WPG W 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 18 14:15 1 0 0 0
6 2019-04-20 6 19-292 STL WPG W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 18 12:26 0 1 0 2 0.0
7 2019-04-25 7 19-297 STL DAL W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 16 10:44 0 0 0 1 0.0
8 2019-04-27 8 19-299 STL DAL L 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 19 14:57 1 0 0 1 0.0
9 2019-04-29 9 19-301 STL @ DAL W 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0 19 12:21 0 0 1 1 50.0
10 2019-05-01 10 19-303 STL @ DAL L 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 19 16:21 2 0 1 1 50.0
11 2019-05-03 11 19-305 STL DAL L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 20 15:32 0 0 1 0 100.0
12 2019-05-05 12 19-307 STL @ DAL W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 14 9:26 0 0 0 0
13 2019-05-07 13 19-309 STL DAL W 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.0 32 22:52 0 0 0 1 0.0
14 2019-05-11 14 19-313 STL @ SJS L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 19 15:32 0 0 0 0
15 2019-05-13 15 19-315 STL @ SJS W 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 18 11:37 0 0 0 2 0.0
16 2019-05-15 16 19-317 STL SJS L-OT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 17 13:49 0 0 0 1 0.0
17 2019-05-17 17 19-319 STL SJS W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 11 10:09 0 0 1 1 50.0
18 2019-05-19 18 19-321 STL @ SJS W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 14 11:58 0 0 0 0
19 2019-05-21 19 19-323 STL SJS W 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 13 9:20 1 1 0 0
20 2019-05-27 20 19-329 STL @ BOS L 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 10:22 0 0 0 0
Rk Date G Age Tm Opp G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% SHFT TOI HIT BLK FOW FOL FO%
21 2019-06-09 21 19-342 STL BOS L 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 9:21 1 1 0 2 0.0
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/13/2019.

Colton Parayko, Defenseman

Colton Parayko was selected by St. Louis in the third round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft with the 86th overall pick. He played college hockey for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Parayko signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Blues after his junior season for the Nanooks. He made his NHL debut during the 2015-16 season and finished with 33 points in 79 games.

In the 2018-19 season, Parayko played in 80 games and finished the regular season with 28 points. In the Stanley Cup playoffs, he played in 26 games and scored two goals with 10 assists. In Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, he blocked five shots! Look for his Upper Deck Young Guns rookie card in 2015-16 Series One Hockey. He has plenty of rookie cards in Upper Deck’s 2015-16 catalog of hockey products including SP Authentic, Ultimate Collection, Premier, Black Diamond and many more!

Off The Post: St. Louis Blues, 2019 Stanley Cup Champions – Colton Parayko 2019 Playoff Stats

Playoffs Table
Scoring Goals Assists
Rk Date G Age Tm Opp G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% SHFT TOI HIT BLK FOW FOL FO%
Rk Date G Age Tm Opp G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% SHFT TOI HIT BLK FOW FOL FO%
32 2019-04-10 32 25-333 STL @ WPG W 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0.0 29 20:53 1 2 0 0
33 2019-04-12 33 25-335 STL @ WPG W 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0 34 23:29 1 2 0 0
34 2019-04-14 34 25-337 STL WPG L 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 28 19:50 0 1 0 0
35 2019-04-16 35 25-339 STL WPG L-OT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 31 22:36 0 3 0 0
36 2019-04-18 36 25-341 STL @ WPG W 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 28 21:37 1 2 0 0
37 2019-04-20 37 25-343 STL WPG W 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 30 24:37 2 1 0 0
38 2019-04-25 38 25-348 STL DAL W 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.0 30 23:34 2 1 0 0
39 2019-04-27 39 25-350 STL DAL L 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 32 19:23 1 0 0 0
40 2019-04-29 40 25-352 STL @ DAL W 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.0 42 26:27 0 4 0 0
Rk Date G Age Tm Opp G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% SHFT TOI HIT BLK FOW FOL FO%
41 2019-05-01 41 25-354 STL @ DAL L 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 34 24:50 1 1 0 0
42 2019-05-03 42 25-356 STL DAL L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 29 23:37 2 0 0 0
43 2019-05-05 43 25-358 STL @ DAL W 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0 34 24:41 3 1 0 0
44 2019-05-07 44 25-360 STL DAL W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 51 34:35 3 2 0 0
45 2019-05-11 45 25-364 STL @ SJS L 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 31 23:35 1 2 0 0
46 2019-05-13 46 26-001 STL @ SJS W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 32 23:12 0 1 0 0
47 2019-05-15 47 26-003 STL SJS L-OT 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.0 42 29:49 2 3 0 0
48 2019-05-17 48 26-005 STL SJS W 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 24:59 2 2 0 0
49 2019-05-19 49 26-007 STL @ SJS W 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 37 25:55 3 1 0 0
50 2019-05-21 50 26-009 STL SJS W 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 36 26:41 1 2 0 0
51 2019-05-27 51 26-015 STL @ BOS L 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 35 26:11 2 0 0 0
52 2019-05-29 52 26-017 STL @ BOS W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 42 27:40 4 2 0 0
53 2019-06-01 53 26-020 STL BOS L 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 31 26:54 1 1 0 0
54 2019-06-03 54 26-022 STL BOS W 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 36 27:53 1 1 0 0
55 2019-06-06 55 26-025 STL @ BOS W 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 37 26:19 0 1 0 0
56 2019-06-09 56 26-028 STL BOS L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 35 26:08 0 1 0 0
57 2019-06-12 57 26-031 STL @ BOS W 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 43 27:37 2 5 0 0
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/13/2019.

Here is a look at some of Robert Thomas and Colton Parayko’s cards as they talk about Wednesday night’s Game Seven Stanley Cup win with Russ Cohen. You can listen to the Off the Post podcast HERE.

Off The Post: St. Louis Blues, 2019 Stanley Cup Champions – Image Gallery

Russ Cohen is the author of several top-selling sports related books.

Baseball’s Best Rookies
Numbers Don’t Lie: Mets: The Biggest Numbers in Mets History
100 Ranger Greats: Superstars, Unsung Heroes and Colorful Characters
100 Things Rangers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
“Strike Three!” – A Player’s Journey through the Infamous Baseball Strike of 1994
The Winter Classic: The NHL’s Savior
The Philadelphia Flyers: Images of Sports
Pioneers of Baseball

Russ Cohen

Russ Cohen is an accomplished writer for www.sportsology.info and radio host for the Sportsology Radio Network and covers multiple sports including writing specifically about the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers. He has numerous articles published on NHL.com and other team websites as well as Slam, CSNPhilly.com and FoxSports.com. Some of his articles have appeared in Canadian Sports Collector, Goalie News, New England Hockey Journal, The Hockey News, Beckett Hockey, Blueshirt Bulletin, NHL Publications and he has a monthly column in Center Ice Magazine that is distributed to every amateur hockey rink in the Pennsylvania. Russ has been asked to be a guest on several radio shows as a respected and valued expert on sports and has extensive AM radio experience including Hockey Prospect Radio on NHL Network Radio for the last 14 years, plus TSN 1050 and Sportstalkny WLIE 540 AM.
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