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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