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THREE NHL TEAM BLUEPRINTS

 

A look at how the rosters of the Jets, Avalanche and Blues were put together:

WINNIPEG JETS

How the Jets were built:

Jets draft picks on roster: 10

-- Jacob Trouba (2012, first round/ninth overall)

-- Mark Scheifele (2011, first round/seventh overall)

-- Evander Kane (2009, first round/fourth overall)

-- Zach Bogosian (2008, first round/third overall)

-- John Albert (2007, sixth round/175th overall)

-- Paul Postma (2007, seventh round/205th overall)

-- Bryan Little (2006, first round/12th overall)

-- Ondrej Pavelec (2005, second round/41st overall)

-- Toby Enstrom (2003, eighth round/239th overall)

-- Jim Slater (2002, first/30th overall)

First-overall picks: 0

Top-five picks: five

-- Bogosian; Kane; Andrew Ladd (Carolina, fourth, 2004); Blake Wheeler (Phoenix, fifth, 2004); Olli Jokinen (Los Angeles, third, 1997)

First-rounders: 14

-- Trouba; Scheifele; Kane; Bogosian; Little; Ladd; Slater; Keaton Ellerby (Florida, 10th, 2007); Michael Frolik (Florida, 10th, 2006); Devin Setoguchi (San Jose, eighth, 2005); Wheeler; Al Montoya (Rangers, sixth, 2004); Mark Stuart (Boston, 21st, 2003); Jokinen

Players acquired via trade: 10

-- Setoguchi (from Minnesota in 2013); Frolik (from Chicago in 2013); Eric Tangradi (from Pittsburgh in 2013); Mark Stuart (from Boston in 2011); Wheeler (from Boston in 2011); Ladd (from Chicago in 2010); Dustin Byfuglien (from Chicago in 2010); Patrice Cormier (from New Jersey in 2010); Eric O'Dell (from Anaheim in 2009); Chris Thorburn (from Pittsburgh in 2007)

Waiver wire pickups: four

-- Ellerby (from Los Angeles in 2013); Anthony Peluso (St. Louis' seventh-round pick in 2007; added in 2013; James Wright (Tampa Bay's fourth-round pick in 2008, added in 2013); Grant Clitsome (Columbus' ninth-round pick in 2004; added in 2012).

Free agents: five

-- Matt Halischuk (Nashville's fourth-round pick in 2007; signed in 2013)

-- Michael Hutchinson (Boston's third-round pick in 2008; signed in 2013)

-- Adam Pardy (Calgary's sixth-round pick in 2004; signed in 2013)

-- Al Montoya (New York Rangers' first-round pick in 2004; signed in 2012)

-- Jokinen (L.A.'s first-round pick in 1997; signed in 2012)

COLORADO AVALANCHE

How the Avs were built:

Avs draft picks on roster: nine

-- Nathan MacKinnon (2013, first round/first overall)

-- Gabriel Landeskog (2011, first round/second overall)

-- Matt Duchene (2009, first round/third overall)

-- Ryan O'Reilly (2009, second round/33rd overall)

-- Tyson Barrie (2009, third round/64th overall)

-- Brad Malone (2007, fourth round/105th overall)

-- Paul Carey (2007, fifth round/135th overall)

-- Paul Stastny (2005, second round/44th overall)

-- Alex Tanguay (1998, first round/12th overall)

First-overall picks: two

-- MacKinnon in 2013; Erik Johnson (St. Louis, 2006)

Top-five picks: four

-- MacKinnon; Duchene; Landeskog; Johnson

First-rounders: six

-- MacKinnon, Duchene, Tanguay, Johnson, Semyon Varlamov (Washington, 23rd, 2006), Jean-Sebastien Giguere (Hartford, 13th, 1995),

Players acquired via trade: eight

-- Reto Berra (from Calgary in 2014); Maxime Talbot (from Pittsburgh in 2013); Cory Sarich (from Calgary in 2013); Tanguay (reacquired from Calgary in 2013), Jamie McGinn (from San Jose in 2012); Varlamov (from Washington in 2012); Johnson (from St. Louis in 2011); Ryan Wilson (from Calgary in 2009).

Waiver wire pickups: one

-- Marc-Andre Cliche (Rangers' second-round pick in 2005; added via waiver wire in 2013).

Free agents: nine

-- Nick Holden (undrafted, originally signed by Columbus; signed in 2013)

-- Nate Guenin (Rangers' third-round pick in 2002; signed in 2013)

-- Andre Benoit (undrafted, first signed by Montreal; signed in 2013)

-- John Mitchell (Toronto's fifth-round pick in 2003; signed in 2012)

-- P.A. Parenteau (Anaheim's ninth-round draft pick in 2001; signed in 2012)

-- Jan Hejda (Buffalo's fourth-round pick in 2003; signed in 2011)

-- Jean-Sebastien Giguere (Hartford's first-round pick in 1995; signed in 2011)

-- Patrick Bordeleau (Minnesota's fourth-round pick in 2004; signed in 2011)

-- Cody McLeod (undrafted; signed in 2006)

 

ST. LOUIS BLUES

How the Blues were built:

Blues draft picks on roster: 11

-- Dmitrij Jaskin (2011, second round/41st overall)

-- Jaden Schwartz (2010, first round/14th overall)

-- Vladimir Tarasenko (2010, first round/16th overall)

-- Alex Pietrangelo (2008, first round/fourth overall)

-- Ian Cole (2007, first round/18th overall)

-- Patrik Berglund (2006, first round/25th overall)

-- T.J. Oshie (2005, first round/24th overall)

-- Ryan Reaves (2005, fifth round/156th overall)

-- Roman Polak (2004, sixth round/180th overall)

-- David Backes (2003, second round/62nd overall)

-- Barret Jackman (1999, first round/17th overall)

First-overall picks: 0

Top-five picks: two

-- Pietrangelo; Jay Bouwmeester (Florida, third, 2002)

First-rounders: 14

-- Schwartz; Tarasenko; Pietrangelo, Cole; Berglund; Oshie; Jackman; Bouwmeester; Magnus Paajarvi (Edmonton, 10th, 2009); Steve Ott (Dallas, 25th, 2000); Kevin Shattenkirk (Colorado, 14th, 2007); Alex Steen (Toronto, 24th, 2002); Carlo Colaiacovo (Toronto, 17th, 2001); Brenden Morrow (Dallas, 25th, 1997)

Players acquired via trade: eight

-- Ryan Miller (from Buffalo in 2014); Ott (from Buffalo in 2014); Paajarvi (from Edmonton in 2013); Shattenkirk (from Colorado in 2011); Vladimir Sobotka (from Boston in 2010); Steen (from Toronto in 2008); Bouwmeester (from Calgary in 2013); Jordan Leopold (from Buffalo in 2013)

Free agents: six

-- Colaiacovo (Toronto's first-round pick in 2001; signed in 2013)

-- Brenden Morrow (Dallas' first-round pick in 1997; signed in 2013)

-- Derek Roy (Buffalo's second-round pick in 2001, signed in 2013)

-- Maxim Lapierre (Montreal's second-round pick in 2003, signed in 2013)

-- Brian Elliott (Ottawa's ninth-round pick in 2003; signed in 2011)

-- Chris Porter (Chicago's ninth-round pick in 2003; signed in 2007)

 

-- Tait

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 21, 2014 C2

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