Right now, things aren’t going so good for Alex Pietrangelo and his St. Louis Blues.
They are down 3-0 to the Los Angeles Kings and are on the verge of being eliminated, their hopes to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup almost gone.
We know what can cheer him up.
Being named a Foxy Friday!
Foxy Friday: Alex Pietrangelo
Much like Zach Parise before him, we think that Alex would definitely be the sort of guy you’d like to take home to Mom. Look at that face. Adorable.
The 22-year-old Blues defenceman was part of a very talented NHL Draft Class of 2008. He was selected 4th overall and was one of four defenseman drafted within the first 10 picks.
His nickname is “Jello”. When we go to see the Blues play someday, we’re totally making a sign that says “There’s Always Room for Jello!”
He has a serious bromace with Michael Del Zotto and Steven Stamkos. And when we say serious…we mean S-E-R-I-O-U-S. Like junior high bromance level. Pietrangelo comes across like a guy who remembers where he came from and the friends that helped get him there. That is all sorts of foxy.
He’s a serious contender to win the Norris someday. By all accounts, the 6’4″, 207lb d-man has all the skills required to become one of the best defenseman in the league. While he got out to slow start in St. Louis, the organization and coaches speak so highly of him, that you have a feeling that his time will come. Rumor has it that he has patterned his game and his shot after Nicklas Lidstrom. And we all know what his career has been like.
He has got poise. He can speak in complete sentences. And he’s funny too. Man knows his way around an interview. After his NHL career is over, he definitely has a future in broadcasting.
He has NHL in his blood. His uncle, Frank, was a goalie for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Hartford Whalers (Long Live the Whale!)
Other foxy factors…
- He had 12 G, 34 A, for 46 points this season.
- He and his defense partner, Kevin Shattenkirk (GO BU!) became the 4th set of d-men in Blues history to each record 40+ points in the same season (MacInnis/Pronger, MacInnis/Steve Duchesne, Jeff Brown/Scott Stevens).
- Youngest player in club history to record back to back 40 point season.
- He was the 2nd defenseman in Blues history to record 6 GWG and 6PPG in the same season. The other? Al MacInnis.
So there you have it. All you need to know about #27 Alex Pietrangelo, this week’s Foxy Friday.