Complete 2015 Projections

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PROJECTED 2015 SEASON STATS
1. David Backes, StL CYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics74273057141191619:33165
2015 Projections7726315715951819:34175
2015 Outlook: A refreshing fruit salad of a player in the standard league fridge, Backes offers a little bit of everything, ranging from tart to sweet, to please your fantasy hockey palate. A respectable collection of points at even strength and with the man advantage, above-average PIM, healthy plus-minus, decent TOI average -- it's all in there. But, no one ingredient will blow you away (it's still only fruit salad). And that's OK. Look to draft Backes early in the third round in most conventional leagues. VM
2. Alexander Steen, StL LWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics6833296217461720:17211
2015 Projections6725285312441619:14245
2015 Outlook: While another 30-point campaign may be a bit much for the asking, a full, healthy season from Steen should result in numbers close to that mark, particularly if the 30-year-old gels with free agent recruit Paul Stastny on the Blues' No. 1 forward line. VM
3. Kevin Shattenkirk, StL DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics811035451382620:34188
2015 Projections8213334611552221:08199
2015 Outlook: Unlike most other young, developing defensemen, Shattenkirk has been productive since nearly the onset of his NHL career. On a season-by-season basis, he has been consistently productive. Moreover, as the regular quarterback with the Blues' top power-play unit, it won't be long before the 25-year-old breaks through the 50-point barrier. VM
4. Alex Pietrangelo, StL DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics818435120321825:22164
2015 Projections8210384813351825:14178
2015 Outlook: The top defenseman for the Blues overall, Pietrangelo takes a slight back seat to Kevin Shattenkirk in shots and power-play proficiency, but that's it. The future Norris Trophy winner (throwing it out there) habitually leads his fantasy-friendly teammate in overall scoring and ice-time, and this past season's plus-20 was a nice bonus. - VM
5. Brian Elliott, StL GYEARGSWLSOMINOTLGAASV%
2014 Statistics251864162421.96.922
2015 Projections4626.214.63272842.34.919
2015 Outlook: After the short-lived Ryan Miller experiment of 2014, the Blues are placing the majority of their eggs in Elliott's goaltending basket. And why not? Aside from a few notable rough patches, the former Senator (who had a cup of ill-tasting coffee in Colorado) has been proficient with his current club. Only his sample size in St. Louis is a concern. Following three seasons (including the lockout-shortened affair) the 29-year-old has yet to appear in 40 games for the Blues, who this campaign could prove to be a big test of his endurance. That being said, even the most cynical owners would be chuffed at having Elliott as their No. 2 fantasy netminder. VM
6. Paul Stastny, StL CYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics712535609221518:24150
2015 Projections8023345712221618:17185
2015 Outlook: Corralled from the free-agent market to follow in his father's and older bro's footsteps with the Blues, Stastny is favored to slide in on a scoring line with David Backes and Alexander Steen. Otherwise, a battle with Finnish import Jori Lehtera for the second-line center job could be a-brewin'. However the chips fall at even strength, though, a prominent position with the Blues' No. 1 power play is likely Stastny's to lose. VM
7. T.J. Oshie, StL RWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics7921396019421518:59152
2015 Projections7919365516421117:54154
2015 Outlook: With capable players outnumbering plum forward roles in St. Louis to start the season, training camp under coach Ken Hitchcock should be a riveting affair. If newbie Paul Stastny skates on a top scoring line with David Bakes and Alexander Steen, and Jaden Schwartz and Vladislav Tarasenko slide in aside ex-KHLer import Jori Lehtera, Oshie sits as the odd man out of the top six. If that's the case, the U.S. Olympic standout could be in for a mild decrease in scoring numbers, despite enduring opportunities with the power play. - VM
8. Jaden Schwartz, StL LWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics8025315628271017:32188
2015 Projections822227491312917:51181
2015 Outlook: Like fellow young teammate -- and projected linemate -- Vladimir Tarasenko, Schwartz is hoping to improve upon is numbers from 2013-14. This presents as a tough task, considering the 22-year-old had 25 goals and 31 assists (and a plus-28) in his first full NHL season. But, we don't expect the former first-round draft pick (2010) to falter much, if at all. VM
9. Vladimir Tarasenko, StL RWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics642122432016715:10136
2015 Projections7422244613181115:34174
2015 Outlook: The 2014-15 campaign could be massive for the young Russian. All signs point to a breakout campaign after Tarasenko potted 43 points (and registered a plus-20) in 64 games this past season, particularly since he's fixed to skate on a No. 1 power play unit with St. Louis' forward heavyweights. VM
10. Jake Allen, StL GYEARGSWLSOMINOTLGAASV%
2014 Statistics0000000.00.000
2015 Projections3619.8122213522.26.917
2015 Outlook: Despite being young and largely untested, Allen is all fired up to take over should Brian Elliott falter. Even though the 24-year-old didn't see a lick of NHL action in 2013-14, he was generally outstanding for the Blues' AHL affiliate (Chicago Wolves). Furthermore, he was respectable against big-league competition in his rookie campaign the season previous. Let's see what the young lad can accomplish as the squad's top backup. VM
11. Jay Bouwmeester, StL DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics824333726201124:03152
2015 Projections82325281128823:34134
2015 Outlook: No matter what, you can count on weighty on-ice minutes from the NHL's ultimate marathon man. The partnering with Alex Pietrangelo on the top pair, seeing minutes with the extra skater, and cultivating a vibrant plus-minus just adds to Bouwmeester's appeal. What's more, the veteran blueliner hasn't missed an NHL game in more than 10 years. Sometimes familiarity can push us away from a reliable commodity like Bouwmeester, making players like him underrated. Be the owner who grabs him. VM
12. Patrik Berglund, StL C, LWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics781418321038416:10144
2015 Projections81152136829315:36138
13. Jori Lehtera, StL CYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics------------------
2015 Projections72122032934314:43106
14. Steve Ott, StL LWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics8291423-3892818:14127
2015 Projections6291423-5106114:1190
15. Magnus Paajarvi, StL LWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics556612-66010:1560
2015 Projections6061420616013:3168