Copy-editors and announcers beware: the St. Louis Blues signed 2012 first-round pick Jordan Schmaltz to a three-year, entry-level contract on Thursday.
If the potential for humor didn’t sink in already, considering the fact that the Blues have a high-profile forward named Jaden Schwartz.
On the bright side for the potentially confused, Schmaltz is a defenseman, so at least that cuts down on slip ups.
It’s unclear how close the 21-year-old might be to making a jump to the big time. He spend the last three seasons with the University of North Dakota, generating similar numbers in 2013-14 (24 points in 41 games) and 2014-15 (28 in 42 contests).
Question: could they pull a prank on people if they switched jerseys at some point? You be the judge:
Hmm, that could get tricky.
All of that aside, the Blues probably wouldn’t mind if that ended up being a source of confusion for the rest of us, especially if they’re assisting on each others’ goals.