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The St. Louis Blues announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Jordan Leopold from Buffalo in exchange for a second round pick and a conditional fifth round pick in the 2013 Entry Draft.

Leopold has dressed in 24 games for the Sabres this season, posting two goals and eight points to go along with 14 penalty minutes. Leopold started his professional career in the NHL in the 2002–03 season when he played in 58 games for the Calgary Flames and scored 4 goals and 14 points. In his second season, Leopold would look like a seasoned veteran, playing in all 82 regular season games and scoring 33 points as well as contributing to the Flames’ playoff run to the 2004 Stanley Cup Final, play which earned him a spot in the defense of the American national team for the 2005 World Championships and the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Through 10 NHL season, the 6-foot-1, 206-pound defenseman has appeared has played for Calgary, Colorado, Florida  Pittsburgh and Buffalo accumulating 202 points (65 goals, 137 assists) and 268 penalty minutes in 610 career games. To go along with his 2006 Olympic appearance  Leopold has also played in two World Juniors and four World Championships, posting 12 points in 43 overall international games.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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