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Former Affton Player Selected in NAHL Draft

By AZ, 06/09/19, 12:15PM CDT

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Congratulations, Blake Dangos

St. Louis Jr. Blues and former Affton Americans defenseman Blake Dangos was selected by the Janesville Jets in the NAHL Entry Draft. The Jets play in the NAHL Central Division and have made the playoffs for six straight seasons. In 2016-17 season the Jets played in the Robertson Cup semifinals.

A native of St. Louis, Danogos, a 5'7", 155 lb. left-hander, made the most of his rookie season in junior hockey, scoring three goals and 13 assists in 40 regular -season games. He finished the regular season with a +25 plus/minus rating and dressed in all seven playoff games for the Jr. Blues. His performance this season earned him an invitation to play in the 2019 NAHL 18U Top Prospects Tournament, which ran alongside the Robertson Cup Final in Blaine, Minn. in May. Playing for the NA3HL 18U Selects, Dangos recorded one assist as the NA3HL squad finished second in a strong field. 

"Blake really proved this year that age, size, and what team you play for doesn't matter when higher-level teams are scouting for the future," said Jr. Blues head coach Chris Flaugher. "Blake's got a lot of speed and great on-ice vision, which are two big things coaches want to see in a modern defenseman and something (assistant coach in charge of defense) Greg Anderson's really instilled in him this season. Janesville's a great program that has a strong culture of advancement, including with St. Louis alumni like Adam Roeder. We're extremely proud of Blake for getting picked."