With the 32nd overall pick in the 2011 draft, acquired from the Colorado Avalanche in part of the Chris Stewart trade, the Blues select Ty Rattie of the Portland Winterhawks.
Rattie has a reputation as a scorer with a quick shot. The right wing scored 28 goals and 51 assists in 67 games with Portland. At 167 lbs, don't expect him in the NHL any time soon unless he can balloon up quickly, but in the next couple seasons look for him to work his way up, especially if the Blues have a fit of injury again.
The Blues next pick with the 41st overall pick. A pick recap will come at the close of the draft, as the second round on moves significantly faster than the first.
We all like a clutch player. How about an overtime GWG from the then 16-year old?