Alex Pietrangelo
Alex Pietrangelo
Alex Pietrangelo
Alex Pietrangelo
28-Year-Old D
2017–18 NHL Stats
2018–19 NHL Projections
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15
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39
PP Pts
13
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8
PIM
22
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A
PP Pts
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PIM
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
After the Blues traded stud defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk during the 2016-17 season, Pietrangelo adapted well to the pressure of being the squad's top blueliner. He racked up career highs with 15 goals and 54 points while finishing ninth in the Norris Trophy voting. While hi... read more
After the Blues traded stud defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk during the 2016-17 season, Pietrangelo adapted well to the pressure of being the squad's top blueliner. He racked up career highs with 15 goals and 54 points while finishing ninth in the Norris Trophy voting. While his man-advantage contributions dropped from the previous season (19 points to 13), a slew of offseason additions including Ryan O'Reilly should reinvigorate Pietrangelo's power-play prowess. The Blues captain should be able to eclipse the 60-point mark with the help of a new-look offense, and his workhorse status makes him a comfortable early-round pick -- he's averaged over 25 minutes per game in each of the last six seasons and will be on the top pairing again.
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6'3"   WT: 210 lbs.   DOB: 2/18/1990   Drafted: 1st Rd, #4 Overall in 2008Show Contract
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Alex Pietrangelo Contract Info:
Signed a seven-year, $45.5 million contract with the Blues in September of 2013.
Finishes excellent multi-faceted season
DSt. Louis Blues
April 8, 2018
Pietrangelo dished out four hits and added a helper in Saturday's season finale against the Avalanche.
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Alex Pietrangelo NHL Stats
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Alex Pietrangelo 2017–18 NHL Game Log
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Alex Pietrangelo 2017–18 Depth Chart Status
#1 Right Defenseman
STL Right Defenseman Depth Chart
2017–18 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    25:44
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    3:02
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:20
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2015–16
26:18
2:18
3:11
2016–17
25:17
2:27
3:02
2017–18
25:44
3:02
2:20
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  1. Alex Pietrangelo 2018–19 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Alex Pietrangelo 2017–18 Preseason Outlook
    Pietrangelo highlighted his first year as the Blues’ captain with a career-best 14 goals, and he cleared 45 points (14 goals, 34 assists) for the third time in four seasons; a big chunk of those points -- 19 -- came on the power play. His production ticked up at the end of the season thanks in no small part to the midseason departure of Kevin Shattenkirk; after the trade, Pietrangelo posted 18 points, including eight of his power-play points, in 20 games. Compare that to the 30 points he put up in 60 games before the trade, and the writing's on the wall. The No. 1 pick in the 2008 draft, Pietrangelo already has two 51-point seasons in his back pocket, and with a bigger power-play role on tap in the absence of Shattenkirk, he should easily clear 50 again -- and maybe even challenge 60.
  3. Alex Pietrangelo 2016–17 Preseason Outlook
    Pietrangelo had a down year in 2015-16, at least from a fantasy perspective. He tallied under 40 points for the first time in a regular season, lockout aside. And the biggest drop of all came with power-play production, or the lack thereof in his case. Pietranglo actually saw close to three minutes (2:51) of power-play ice time per game, but managed a measly five points there (one goal, four assists). Ouch. Still, his ice time on the PP is down from a few years ago when he saw as much as 3:13 and it's likely to stay that way given the arrival of Colton Parayko's bomb of a shot. Pietrangelo is still a stud, but he's getting more defensive zone starts and penalty kill time than ever before. He and Jay Bouwmeester form a great shutdown pair, but that means his shifts are heavy and dirty – the kind that leave even Clydesdales exhausted. Pietrangelo may be settling into a Ryan Suter (pre-last season) role. And that means 38-45 points could become a mainstay rather than 50-plus. He's not the best fantasy defender in St. Loo and before long, he might not be the second-best one, either.
  4. Alex Pietrangelo 2015–16 Preseason Outlook
    Pietrangelo posted his fourth career 40-plus point season in 2014-15, but since it came with a 22-tick drop in his plus/minus rating from the year prior, he likely saw his fantasy value decline in most formats. But by most other metrics, Pietrangelo was just as good, if not better last season, as he put a career-high 195 shots on goal (31 more than his 2013-14 total) and became more of a physical presence by doling out 70 hits. And though it didn't result in an upswing in goals last season, Pietrangelo's increased willingness to attempt shots could portend a return to the 50-point mark if he can notice some expected improvement on last year's 3.6 percent shooting rate. Still in the middle of his prime at 25 years old, Pietrangelo remains one of the game's best defensemen and could come at a discount this year.
  5. Alex Pietrangelo 2014–15 Preseason Outlook
    At just 24 years old, Pietrangelo has already established himself as one of the NHL’s preeminent blueliners, showcasing both shutdown defensive abilities and imagination as a scorer and distributor beyond his age. Save for a slight downgrade in goals, Pietrangelo’s past campaign was a near carbon copy of his last full season of 2011-12, providing a reasonable baseline of what to expect from the defenseman moving forward. While not possessing the same offensive aptitude as fellow high-end fantasy blueliners such as Erik Karlsson and Shea Weber, Pietrangelo accents his value in other ways, particularly in the plus-minus and blocked shots categories. The Blues’ wealth of capable scorers at both even strength and on the power play might make Pietrangelo more deferential to his teammates than most players of his caliber, but his high floor of production and relatively clean injury history make him a rather stable early-round investment for fantasy squads.
  6. Alex Pietrangelo 2013–14 Preseason Outlook
    Pietrangelo saw a dip in production during last year's lockout-shortened season. After posting career highs in goals and assists in 2011-12 and talk of many future Norris trophies, the 23-year-old delivered just 24 points in 47 games and saw a dramatic drop off in power-play production. But we're giving him a mulligan for that and fully expect him to return to numbers similar to his 51-point breakout two years ago. He remains a top-five defenseman in the fantasy game and a cornerstone to the Blues and your fantasy squad.
  7. Alex Pietrangelo 2012–13 Preseason Outlook
    Pietrangelo is the unquestioned leader on the defense for the Blues and the team's leader in minutes played. It was a slow offensive start for Pietrangelo in 2011-12, but for the second straight season, he had a stellar second half -- 40 of his 51 points came in the final 44 games from January through the end of the regular season. Don't get down on him if he's not putting up the offense right away. He will. Like many top defensemen in the league, Pietrangelo is on ice for both special teams, with 24 points coming on the power play. He should be one of the top five defensmen selected in any draft.
  8. Alex Pietrangelo 2011–12 Preseason Outlook
    It looks like the Blues played it just right with Pietrangelo, giving him just enough time in the AHL to develop before handing him an important role with the major league club in 2010-11. He showed improvement over the course of the season, posting a plus-18 with 11 goals and 32 assists. Though there are better true defenders on the roster, Pietrangelo is the unquestioned No. 1 and offensive leader from the blue line. He’s expected to quarterback the power play unit and we should see more offense as he becomes comfortable taking chances.
  9. Alex Pietrangelo 2010–11 Preseason Outlook
    Pietrangelo had another productive season at the junior level and will make the jump in 2009-10. Does that mean the AHL or the NHL? At this point, there's an opening for a sixth defender on the Blues' blue line because the team opted not to re-sign Mike Weaver. It appears Pietrangelo will have a chance to earn that spot, and he's created some buzz within the organization and throughout the fan base. The Blues could use the offensively-skilled Pietrangelo in their transition game, but he's not likely to crack the top-four this coming season.
  10. Alex Pietrangelo 2009–10 Preseason Outlook
    At 19, Pietrangelo sits atop the Blues' prospect pile. He played in eight games for St. Louis last season before they sent him back to Niagra of the Ontario Hockey League, where he had 29 points in 36 games. He's a puck-moving defenseman -- something the parent club needs -- who is a high-end offensive talent. Eric Brewer's absence to start the season should create room on the active roster for him, but he's probably not ready to be a top-four defender yet.
  11. Alex Pietrangelo 2008–09 Preseason Outlook
    The offensive-minded blueliner was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2008 Entry Draft. He signed an entry-level contract with the Blues and has an outside chance to make the squad out of camp, considering the injury to Eric Johnson and the Blues' lack of offense from their defensemen last season. It is rare that an 18-year-old defenseman makes it to the NHL, but Pietrangelo could very well buck that trend in these circumstances.
Alex Pietrangelo News Updates
Caps off great weekend
DSt. Louis Blues
March 18, 2018
Pietrangelo scored a goal on eight shots and tallied three helpers in a 5-4 overtime win against the Blackhawks on Sunday. Two of those assists came with the extra man.
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Racks up three points in victory
DSt. Louis Blues
March 17, 2018
Pietrangelo scored twice -- including once on the power play -- and added an assist in Saturday's overtime win over the Rangers.
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Keeps contributions coming
DSt. Louis Blues
March 13, 2018
Pietrangelo had another strong showing in Monday's win, posting two assists in a 4-2 win over Anaheim.
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Two-point effort Saturday
DSt. Louis Blues
March 10, 2018
Pietrangelo scored a goal and an assist while adding eight shots, a blocked shot, a hit and a plus-5 rating in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Kings.
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