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The Blues didn’t do a lot at the trade deadline but they did pick up Matt D’Agostini from the Montreal Canadiens. So, what do we know about our newest Blue?
D’Agostini was a 6th round draft pick in 2005 – being selected 190th overall by the Canadiens. He played his first NHL game in April 2008 and in the 2008/2009 season he played 53 games for Montreal with 12 goals and 9 assists. D’Agostini is also an RFA at the end of the season.
In an interview just prior to this season at Habsworld.net D’Agostini said “I think now I’m ready to be a top 6 forward. It’s just a matter of showing that I can play consistently on one of the top scoring lines.”
D’Agostini skates hard, works hard and has no problem crashing the net. He’s a right winger who can play both sides of the ice and is a versatile forward for the Blues. This pickup appears to be along the lines of Alex Steen and Carlo Colaiacovo – D’Agostini has struggled this season, he doesn’t seem to fit in with the Canadiens style so maybe a change of scenery is what he needs.
D’Agostini will be given every opportunity to develop at the Blues. Let’s hope, like Steen, he takes full advantage. His upside is that he COULD be a top 6 forward. If not, he’s a good 3rd or 4th line depth player. With Derek Armstrong being sent back to Peoria, D’Agostini was at the morning skate today on a line with BJ Crombeen and Brad Winchester.
If you want to take a look at our new guy then here are some highlights: