As the 2011 NHL Draft looms—it's scheduled for June 24 and 25—more news emerges about the St. Louis Blues' first-rounder from the 2010 NHL Draft. Jaden Schwartz, who spent his first year as a part of the St. Louis Blues organization averaging 1.5 points a game at Colorado College, has been invited to participate in a development camp run by Team Canada's Junior squad.
Schwartz, 19, scored 30 goals and had 17 assists with Colorado College in his freshman year. The team's leading scorer, he announced late in May that he would return to the squad, where he plays with his older brother Rylan Schwartz, for a second season; the Blues, the article reports, haven't yet put a lot of pressure on Schwartz to go pro.
The St. Louis Blues lost their first-round pick in the 2011 NHL Draft as a part of the Erik Johnson-Chris Stewart trade, when they fell just outside the top 10 picks. The Colorado Avalanche will take the Blues' 11th overall pick, leaving their first pick 32nd overall, at the start of the second round. For more coverage on the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, follow this storystream or check out St. Louis Game Time.