(KSDK Sports) -- The Blues made a move on Saturday to shore up their defense by trading away draft picks for veteran defenseman Jordan Leopold from Buffalo.
In return for Leopold, the Blues give up a 2nd round pick and a conditional 5th round pick inthe2013 Entry Draft. Leopold was mentioned recently in NBC's Trade Bait. Ryan Dadoun wrote: It's worth noting that fellow Sabres defenseman Jordan Leopold is also scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Leopold isn't as physical of a player, but he has shown a willingness to block shots and can do a bit more offensively.
Leopold, 32, has dressed in 24 games for Buffalo this season posting eight points including two goals and six assists to go along with 14 penalty minutes.
Overall, the 6'1, 206-pound defenseman has appeared in 10 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons between Calgary, Colorado, Flordia, Pittsburgh and Buffalo accumulating 202 points (65 goals, 137 assists) and 268 penalty minutes in 610 career games.
The Golden Valley, Minnesota native was originally drafted by Anaheim in the 2nd round (44th overall) of the 1999 Entry Draft.