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Trade: D’Agostini goes to Devils

Mar 22, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT


Unable to crack the Blues’ roster on a consistent basis, Matt D’Agostini will see what he can do in New Jersey, as the 26-year-old forward has been traded to the Devils, along with a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2015, for a conditional fourth- or fifth-round draft pick in 2015

The trade was first reported by Andy Strickland of True Hockey.

D’Agostini has one goal and one assist in 16 games this season. He scored a career-high 21 times in 2010-11, but his production fell off in 2011-12 — a season that saw him suffer a serious concussion in February. He ended up with just nine goals and nine assists in 55 games.

D’Agostini is a pending restricted free agent, and the budget-conscious Blues already have a bunch of those on their plate. Defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk, plus forwards Chris Stewart and Patrik Berglund, would have taken priority over D’Agostini.


  1. spetznaz777 - Mar 22, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    congrats devils you guys got a really good player. fast, good on the boards, and a bomb for a shot. fell out of the blues plans this year but certainly will bounce back.

  2. zwilhelm16 - Mar 22, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Best of luck to you Dags! Solid player Devils are getting.

  3. 950003cups - Mar 22, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    So, from what Blues fans are saying here, Lou may have hit a 2 for 2 on these bargain trades. First Loktionov (from LA) for a 5th round pick, now this guy? Thanks for the input Blues fans.

    • eggserino - Mar 22, 2013 at 3:13 PM

      D’Ags is inconsistent. He has had a difficult time with one-timers, doesn’t always play well away from the puck. Speed to burn, solid shot when he gets it off (surprisingly quick). Can create his own shot.

      Loktionov is a much better player than D’Ags.

      Hopefully, this move will come at the right time for D’Agostini. It’s tough to get into the flow of the game/ learn teammates when he’s been shifted from line to line and, seemingly, not been able to crack higher than 3rd/ 4th line duty.

      He’s gotten stronger on his skates and on the boards this year, but that might also be because he’s not seeing as much ice time as in years past.

      Lots to like about D’Agostini. Decent potential. Hasn’t put it all together yet.

      • paperlions - Mar 22, 2013 at 3:36 PM

        This. ^^

        He’s one of those guys that will make a brilliant play, but then disappear the rest of the game…also has a tendency to make bone-headed plays on a semi-regular basis. He has great tools, not sure the mental side is there for the potential to manifest.

  4. thecheeman - Mar 22, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    sounds good to this Devils fan, what’s he bad at exactly?

    • spetznaz777 - Mar 22, 2013 at 2:44 PM

      hes kind of small but a feisty player. the problem was a numbers game with the blues and he was the oddman out. give him top 6 minutes and not an injury fill in which i hope he isnt going to be with the devils.

      • thecheeman - Mar 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM

        The Devils rarely keep lines together for more than two games. He’ll probably get a shot playing with nearly everyone on the team.

    • tridecagon - Mar 22, 2013 at 3:39 PM

      Dags is a classic counter-attacking forward. Good speed, good hands, heavy and quick shot. Spring him loose and he’ll score more often than not. He’s not a plus defensive player… but he’s not awful either. Look forward to seeing him get back in the scoring groove.

  5. cosmo83 - Mar 22, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Who cares???

    • tuberippin - Mar 22, 2013 at 2:33 PM

      People who enjoy hockey

    • cerealrapist - Mar 22, 2013 at 2:39 PM

      If you don’t care, don’t click on the link.
      And certainly don’t waste your time commenting on it.

  6. bruin63 - Mar 22, 2013 at 4:08 PM

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  7. kegmen7 - Mar 22, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Devils once again building a four line deep team. With the addition of another winger, look for Zubrus to slide to center upon return or see Josefson recalled. Going to be interesting to see how DeBoer arranges the lines- he’ll have plenty of options.

  8. cosmo83 - Mar 22, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    I love hockey, first of all. There are just so many good NHL stories that go unreported by this site, but they write a whole article on 4th line nobody?? And I’ll comment and waste my time however I like.

    • spetznaz777 - Mar 22, 2013 at 10:36 PM

      are you gonna upgrade that wamburger and french cries to a large or xtralarge?

  9. dipspit55 - Mar 23, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    Once again In Lou we trust …D’ags just hit the jackpot with the devils two years guy is going to be a stud on a KOVALCHUK lockness monster and D’ags line

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