St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have acquired defenseman Jakub Jerabek from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a conditional sixth-round draft pick in 2020.
Jerabek, 27, split last season between the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Laval Rocket, the Montreal Canadiens and the Washington Capitals. The 5’11, 200-pound defenseman tallied 11 points (one goal, 10 assists) in 17 regular season games with Laval, while he collected eight points (two goals, six assists) in 36 regular season games between Montreal and Washington.
Jerabek also appeared in two playoff games with Washington, posting one assist and helping the Capitals capture the Stanley Cup. Prior to last season, the Plzen, Czech Republic, native spent one year with the Kontinental Hockey League’s (KHL) Podolsk Vityaz, where he recorded 34 points (five goals, 29 assists) in 59 regular season games and was named to the KHL’s First All-Star Team. Prior to that, Jerabek spent eight seasons with Plzen HC in the Czech league.