Devils Acquire Matt D’Agostini From St. Louis


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The New Jersey Devils have added some depth on the wing by acquiring forward Matt D’Agostini from the St. Louis Blues.

The Devils received D’Agostini and a conditional seventh-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft from St. Louis.  NJ sends back a conditional fifth-round choice in 2015.

So far this season, the 26-year-old has one goal and one assist  in 16 games with St. Louis.  D’Agostini checks in at 6-0, 200-lb.   In his five-year NHL career, he has 45 goals and 46 assists for 91 points in 254 regular-season appearances. Two seasons ago, he set career highs with 21 goals and 25 assists for 46 points, playing in all 82 games.

The Ontario native was originally acquired By St. Louis from the Montreal Canadiens in March of 2010. He was selected in the sixth round and 190th overall in 2005.

Editor’s take:  Seems to be a pretty low-risk, high-reward move.  It didn’t cost the Devils too much and after the Devils seem to have stolen Andrei Loktionov from the Kings, let’s trust GM Lou Lamoriello on this one.  Here’s a little video package of some things he can do at his best: