By Alex Marvez-RosenbergAs the Blues continue to battle injuries and the team looks to bounce back from the loss of captain Andrew Shaw to a broken leg, the Blues have moved up to the third round to acquire an experienced goaltender from the New York Islanders.
Nolan Patrick was selected with the No. 33 overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the same pick that was used on forward Michael Grabner.
Patrick, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Los Angeles Kings.
Patrick has made 38 appearances for the Islanders and was named to the AHL’s all-rookie team in 2015-16.
The 6-foot-3, 208-pound goaltender is a two-time AHL All-Star with the Rochester Americans.
He has a 2.39 goals-against average and a .936 save percentage in 26 games with the Islanders last season.
The Blues had an interest in acquiring Patrick from the Islanders, but they ultimately selected goalie Jhonas Enroth with the second pick.
The Blues also acquired goaltender Adam Cracknell with the third pick in April’s draft.
The Islanders were eliminated from the playoffs after losing to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round.
The Islanders are 1-2-0 in their last eight games.