Sign and trade between Columbus and St. Louis!

Sign and trade between Columbus and St. Louis!


Chris Gosselin

Chris Johnston has just reported that the St. Louis Blues have acquired the rights to forward Alexandre Texier from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a mid-round draft pick. A fourth round one in 2025, per Johnston’s colleague Pierre LeBrun.

The insider adds that St. Louis has already signed Texier to a two-year contract extension carrying a $2.1M AAV.

Texier’s career has been a series of injuries and lost chances to prove his worth in Columbus. In his first two seasons with the Blue Jackets under former head coach John Tortorella, he played two seasons, one in which he suffered a lumbar stress fracture that essentially ended his season after 36 games.

In the shortened season of 2021, Texier did play in 49 of the 56-game calendar, but he wasn’t really put on display.

He was on the shelf again in 2021-22 when he suffered a finger injury and only went on to play 36 games and putting up 20 points.

After missing a full NHL season due to personal reasons, Texier returned to North America for the 23-24 season and finally he only missed four contests and showed his potential.

He was an integral part of the penalty kill, and posted career highs in Games Played(78), Goals(12), Assists(18), Points(30), PP Goals(2), SH Goals(2), Shots(109), and PIM(38).

A new chapter now starts in St. Louis and the change of scenery might be exactly what Texier needs to get going.

Source: X