NHL PLAYER, Jaden Schwartz
Born Jun 25, 1992 -- Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada
Selected by St. Louis Blues round 1 #14 overall 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Jaden Schwartz (born June 25, 1992) is a Canadian winger currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). Schwartz was selected 14th overall by the Blues in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Schwartz was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan, but grew up in Wilcox, Saskatchewan.
Schwartz began his hockey career playing junior ice hockey for his hometown Notre Dame Hounds in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. During the 2008–09 season with the Hounds, Schwartz finished fifth in league scoring with 34 goals and 42 assists in 46 games. At the end of the season, he was named the SJHL's Rookie of the Year. Schwartz transferred to the Tri-City Storm of the American Tier I Jr. A United States Hockey League. Schwartz captured the 2009–10 USHL scoring title with 83 points in 60 games. He was also named to the league's First All-Star Team and was awarded Top Offensive Player honours.
On January 22, 2008, Schwartz committed to play NCAA Division I college ice hockey at Colorado College of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) for the 2010–11 season. Schwartz helped Colorado College to an NCAA Tournament appearance where the team was seeded in the West regional held at the Scottrade Center, in St. Louis. In the first round, he recorded two goals and two assists to help Colorado College defeat the reigning NCAA champion and number one-seeded Boston College 8–4. He also assisted on the lone goal, scored by his brother, Rylan Schwartz, in the second-round game against Michigan. Schwartz finished his freshman season at Colorado College with 17 goals and 30 assist for 47 points in 30 games. His 47 points was first on the team and he recorded four game-winning goals and eight powerplay goals.
During his sophomore season at Colorado College, Schwartz recorded 15 goals and 26 assists for 41 points in only 30 games, missing six due to the World Junior Tournament. He led the Tigers in points and assists for the season; four of his 15 goals were recorded as game-winning goals and five of his goals came on the power play. On March 10, 2012, Colorado College lost 3–4 in overtime to Michigan Tech in the first round of the WCHA playoffs. On March 12, 2012, Schwartz decided to forgo his final two years of NCAA eligibility and signed a three-year entry level contract with the St. Louis Blues.
The St. Louis Blues signed him to an entry-level contract on March 12, 2012, subsequently adding him to their NHL roster. Schwartz made his NHL debut on March 17, 2012, in Tampa Bay, skating on the second line with Jamie Langenbrunner and Patrik Berglund. During the game, he scored his first NHL goal, a game-winner, from his first NHL shot on the powerplay at the 19:24 mark of the first period, when he intercepted a rebound in front of the net and beat goaltender Dwayne Roloson.
On July 15, 2016, the Blues signed Schwartz to a five-year contract for $26.75 million, avoiding arbitration.
Schenn and Schwartz shining stars of 2017-18 Blues’ season June 13, 2018
Despite the fact that the St. Louis Blues missed the playoffs for the first time since 2011, Brayden Schenn and Jayden Schwartz were among the bright spots, both contributing to the teams’ best moments of the season. Schenn, who was acquired via trade last summer, quickly became a fan favorite in St. Louis, leading the Blues to a fast start out of the gate. He eventually would finish the season with career-highs in a plethora of categories including goals (28), points (70) and plus/minus (+10). As for Schwartz, the super-skilled winger was slowed by injuries but still managed to score 24 goals and add 35 assists (in just 62 games), finishing the season with nearly a point per game average of 1.00.
For more on Schenn and Schwartz, keep reading the tsn.ca story here.
Schwartz’s big game keeps Blues’ in playoff picture March 22, 2018
Jaden Schwartz scored two crucial goals last night, guiding the St. Louis to a 2-1, overtime defeat of the Boston Bruins. Down 1-0 midway through the 3rd period, the Wilcox-native took over the game, tallying both the tying and eventual game-winner in overtime. With the win, the Blues stayed within striking distance of the final Wildcard spot in the 2018 NHL Playoff race. The talented winger has averaged a point per game this season, tallying 53 points (22 goals, 31 assists) in 53 games to date.
For more on Schwartz and last night’s game, check out the nhl.com recap here.
Schwartz and Schenn help Blues steamroll Oilers November 22, 2017
Jaden Schwartz and Brayden Schenn combined for an incredible 8 points last night, as the St. Louis Blues continued their dominating start to the season, easily dispatching the Edmonton Oilers by a score of 8-3. The dynamic duo, who currently sit tied for 4th in the NHL scoring race (30 points) and 1st in plus/minus (+19), both finished the game with a +4 rating. Schenn would go on to be named 2nd star of the contest, while Schwartz was named the 3rd star.
For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com recap here.
Schwartz tallies 3rd career hat trick in Blues’ win October 19, 2017
Jaden Schwartz was named the first star of the game last night, scoring 3 times in the St. Louis Blues’ 5-2 defeat of the Chicago Blackhawks. The 25-year-old winger has been on fire to begin the 2017-18 season, tallying a point or more in 6 of the 7 games he has played in. The Wilcox-native currently sits tied for second overall in points with 11 (5 goals, 6 assists) and 7th in plus/minus rating (+7).
For more on Schwartz and last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here.
Schwartz stays hot in Blues’ win October 11, 2017
Jaden Schwartz scored a goal and added an assist last night, as the St. Louis Blues registered their fourth straight victory to begin the season, defeating the New York Rangers, 3-1. The Blues are off to one of their best starts in team history, and the Wilcox, Saskatchewan-native has been a big part of it. Through 4 games, the talented winger leads the team with 7 points (2 goals, 5 assists) and a plus/minus rating of +6.
For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here.
Schwartz stays hot as Blues advance to Round 2 April 24, 2017
Jaden Schwartz tallied 2 assists on Saturday night, helping guide the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3, overtime victory over the Minnesota Wild. After registering a career-high 14 points in the 2016 NHL Playoffs, the Wilcox, Saskatchewan-native is on pace to eclipse that mark in 2017, with five points through his first five playoff games. He has already set a new career-high with two game-winning goals in this year's playoffs.
For more on Saturday’s contest, check out the nhl.com story here.
Schwartz strikes again in Blues’ win April 17, 2017
Jaden Schwartz scored the game-winning goal last night, as the St. Louis Blues defeated the Minnesota Wild 3-1, taking a commanding 3-0 lead in their best-of-7, first round series. The Wilcox-native also led his team in shots on net with 6, and would go on to be named the 3rd star of the contest. The smooth skating winger has been one of the NHL Playoffs best performers through 3 games, tallying 3 points (including an NHL-high 2 game winning goals) and 13 shots on net.
For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here.
Schwartz continues hot play in Blues’ win April 07, 2017
Jaden Schwartz exploded for another 3-point performance on Thursday, propelling the St. Louis to a 6-3 win over the Florida Panthers. The 24-year-old rising star finished the game with a goal, 2 assists and 5 shots on net. He would go on to be named the 2nd star of the contest. The Wilcox, Saskatchewan-native has 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists) in his last 9 games. Last night’s game also saw Schwartz set a new career-high for assists with 36.
For more on Schwartz and the Blues’ victory, keep reading the nhl.com story here.
Schwartz guides Blues to victory March 28, 2017
Jaden Schwartz scored two goals and added an assist last night, as the St. Louis Blues defeated the Arizona Coyotes, 4-1. The 24-year-old left wing would eventually go on to be named the 1st star of the contest. Schwartz has been a key contributor to the Blues’ playoff push in March, in which the team has reeled off 10 wins in 12 games. In that span, the Wilcox, Saskatchewan-native tallied four goals and eight assists, with a plus/minus rating of +10.
For more on Schwartz and last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com recap here.
Schwartz plays the hero in Blues’ triumph December 07, 2016
Jaden Schwartz was named the first star of the game last night, guiding the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2, come from behind victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Down 2-0 in the third period, the 24-year-old rising star put the Blues’ on his back, scoring two goals—including the overtime winner—while assisting on a third. Through 22 games this season, the Wilcox, Saskatchewan-native has 17 points, including 10 goals.
For more on Schwartz and last night’s Blues victory, check out the nhl.com article here.
Schwartz named first star in Blues’ victory November 28, 2016
Jaden Schwartz scored two goals on Saturday, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3, overtime win versus the Minnesota Wild. The 24-year-old winger has been one of the hottest players in the league of late, tallying a point or more in his last 6 games. In that span, the Wilcox, Saskatchewan-native has registered 5 goals and 3 assists, with an impressive plus/minus rating of +7.
For more on Schwartz and last night’s contest, keep reading the nhl.com story here.
Blues to lean on young guns Pietrangelo, Schwartz, Fabbri August 30, 2016
After a July overhaul saw many veteran players leave the team via free agency, the youth movement in St. Louis appears to be in full swing. Led by newly minted captain Alex Pietrangelo on the blueline, the Blues will rely on the recently re-signed Jaden Schwartz and rookie sensation Robby Fabbri up front. Both Schwartz and Fabbri were breakout performers in the 2016 NHL Playoffs, tallying 14 and 15 points, respectively.
For more on the Blues season preview, keep reading the nhl.com story here.