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Breaking: Calder Trophy candidate demoted to AHL

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The St. Louis Blues have demoted forward Jordan Kyrou to the team’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate San Antonio Rampage.

Jordan Kyrou has been assigned to San Antonio.
The 20 year old forward has just one assist in nine NHL games so far this season. In 56 games with the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL) Sarnia Sting last season, Kyrou had a remarkable 39 goals and 109 points. The former 2nd round pick (35th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft was pegged by many analysts to be a Calder Trophy favourite this season as the NHL’s top rookie, but so far he’s been a major disappointment… along with the rest of the Blues.

Fellow Blues rookie Robert Thomas has also been underwhelming despite also being a Calder Trophy candidate. The 19 year old Thomas has just one assist in six games. 

Read below for the official press release of Kyrou’s demotion:

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have assigned forward Jordan Kyrou to the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage.
Kyrou, 20, has appeared in nine games with the Blues this season, logging one assist and two penalty minutes.
The 6-foot, 177-pound native of Toronto, Ontario, was originally drafted by the Blues in the second round, 35th overall, of the 2016 NHL Draft.