Defenseman Nate Prosser played for the Minnesota Wild
I’d heard the name, but I didn’t know much about the Blues most recent signing, defenseman Nate Prosser. So I looked up his career stats on NHL.com. It won’t wow anyone. His career-high point total is 12 in 2011-12 season. He hasn’t played more than 63 games in a season. So it seems he’s a career 7th blueliner on a team that already has prospects Jordan Schmaltz, Jake Walman, and Vince Dunn hoping to crack the lineup this year.
He does provide depth, and that’s always useful. Lower pairing defensemen Robert Bortuzzo and Carl Gunnarsson are prone to injuries, so Prosser does provide insurance against that.
An added benefit is his familiarity with coach Mike Yeo. Prosser played formerly for the Minnesota Wild.
My own hope, though, is that Schmaltz and/or Walman and Dunn will get opportunities to continue their professional development with the NHL club.
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