Jackets pick up Leopold from St. Louis

Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired
defenseman Jordan Leopold from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a fifth-
round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Leopold had appeared in seven games this season with the Blues and failed to
register a point. He had a hand injury last season and notched a goal with
five assists in just 27 games.

The Blues acquired Leopold from Buffalo in a March 2013 trade. He signed a
two-year contract in July 2013 to remain with the Blues.

“We want to thank Jordan for his hard work and dedication while in St. Louis,”
said Blues general manager Doug Armstrong in a statement Saturday. “Jordan is
a true professional, and we wish him and his family the best of luck in the

In addition to the Blues and Sabres, Leopold has also played for Florida,
Pittsburgh, Colorado and Calgary in a well-traveled, 12-year career. He has 66
goals and 144 assists for 210 points in 659 NHL games.

The 34-year-old Minnesota native won the Hobey Baker Award as the top
collegiate hockey player with the University of Minnesota in the spring of