Top-six forward with great speed and lots of offensive talent.
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January 2021 – Kyrou opened the season on the Blues’ third line, skating with Tyler Bozak and Zach Sanford. He managed to start the season with a bang, scoring a goal in a win against the Avalanche and playing over 13 minutes. The next game, however, did not go as well, as he played under nine minutes and was a minus-1 in a horrific 8-0 loss to Colorado. Kyrou will look to crack into the Blues’ top six this season, but he will have his work cut out for him as the right-wing position on the first and second line are occupied by Perron and Hoffman, respectively. Lou Farah
October 2020 – Prior to the league shut down in March due to the pandemic, Kyrou finished the season with the Blues and concluded his longest NHL stint so far. Averaging just under 11 minutes a night, he totaled four goals and five assists in 28 regular-season games, while mostly playing on the fourth line. Although he was healthy scratched a few times during the season, coach Berube had been complimentary of Kyrou’s potential and indicated that being scratched is a part of the growing pains that come with learning the NHL game and adjusting to its demands. Kyrou went on to play one game in the play-in round and four games in the playoff; however, he only averaged eight minutes a night and failed to register a point.
Despite the ups-and-downs Kyrou experienced during this stint, he still showed that he has what it takes to stick around the NHL and make an impact. His speed and skill continued to be a strong asset for the Blues down the stretch. Not to mention that Berube was quite fond of his competitiveness against Vancouver in the playoffs. The expectations will certainly be high for Kyrou in the upcoming season, as he will likely receive a more stable role on the Blues roster to prove his worth. Lou Farah
December 2019: Kyrou has continued to prove that he’s ready to play at the NHL level over the last two seasons as he has hummed along at a 0.91 points per game clip in the AHL over the last two years. Kyrou places second on the San Antonio Rampage in points per game this season with 0.94 and has been a play driver from the first day he arrived in the AHL. Kyrou’s consistent play, hard work, and high-end skill has paid off; today (at the time of writing), he earned himself a call-up to the St. Louis Blues for his second stint in the NHL. Sam Stern
September 2019 – Kyrou’s knee injury has kept him out of the majority of training camp, practice and the preseason. He has been skating on his own and reportedly close to practicing in full. With Dominik Bokk being traded to the Carolina Hurricanes, Kyrou is bumped up as the Blues’ top prospect. Due to the offseason knee surgery he is most likely going to start the year down in the AHL with the Rampage. Sam Stern
March 2018 – What can be said about Jordan Kyrou that already hasn’t? The 19-year-old has been completely dominant in the OHL this year. With 109 points in 56 games for the Sarnia Sting can Kyrou transition his game to pro ice? That was the question last year when Kyrou would look borderline uninterested for certain portions of a game. Fast forward to this season and he looks more focused and competitive as ever. He’s accomplished almost everything you can at the junior level, most recently the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy as the top producing right-winger in the OHL. Kyrou is ready for his next test, that being the AHL. Josh Epstein
August 2017 – St. Louis Blues 2nd Round pick 2016. Kyrou was a favorite of some scouts and he showed some tremendous skill in the World Junior Summer Showcase. Kyrou scored four goals and an assist in three games. Kyrou seems on his way in time to make an impact for the St. Louis Blues. Doug Abrams
February 2017 – The Blues have to be ecstatic with their selection of Kyrou in the second round in 2016. The fleet footed forward has taken his game to a whole new level in 2016-17. Serving as an assistant captain for the Sarnia Sting, Kyrou has scored 25 times and added twice as many helpers to give him 75 points in just 54 games. He currently sits fourth in the OHL in scoring, fourth in assists and is 30 points ahead of the next highest scorer on Sarnia. He’s managed to registered a shot in 53 of 54 games including a mammoth 15 December 4, 2016 against Niagara. Kyrou’s also the current owner of the longest consecutive game point streak in the OHL, and second longest of the season, currently sitting at a cool 20 games in which he’s managed 34 points. Depending on how Sarnia fares from here on out and whether or not they make the playoffs, there’s a good chance we see Kyrou in the AHL before the year is over. Brad Phillips
September 2016 – Among the casualties from the first round of cuts in St. Louis is 2016 second rounder Kyrou. He’ll be back in Sarnia, along with new teammate and fellow cut-ee Filip Helt, where he”ll look to improve on an encouraging second season. With Zacha and Konecny likely not returning, there’s a great opportunity for Kyrou to take on a larger share of the offensive load. Brad Phillips
July 2016 – St. Louis has come to terms on a three-year, entry-level deal with the second pick from the 2016 Draft Jordan Kyrou. He’s a long shot to make the team this year but there’s a high probability that he will be the first player from the Blues most recent draft class to make it to the NHL. Brad Phillips
June 2016 – With their second pick in the 2016 Draft the Blues selected the talented Jordan Kyrou out of Sarnia. Skating in his second full season with the Sting, Kyrou found the back of the net 17 times while dished out 34 helpers. These numbers were placed him third in team scoring behind highly touted first rounders Pavel Zacha and Travis Konecny. In a seven game opening round loss to Sault Ste. Marie, Kyrou scored seven points. He really raised his draft stock as the year went along. He left a big impression at the CHL Top Prospects game where he was arguably the best player on the ice for either team collecting a pair of assists on both goals for Team Cherry. He was also one of the better forwards at the recent Ivan Hlinka tournament which included a four goal game (albeit against Denmark) and eight points in total which was good for a second place tie in team scoring.
He’s an elusive skater and one of the fastest of the draft (backed up by winning the Fastest Skater award at the CHL Top Prospects testing combine) and boasts exceptional playmaking ability. He’s played both wing and centre in junior but likely projects as a winger at the highest level. There’s some work to be done on the defensive side of the game (however he’s no slouch) and his shot isn’t where it needs to be to the point where it poses a threat to defending goalies, but both of these things are easily teachable. Kyrou is just starting to scratch the surface of his offensive potential and it wouldn’t be a surprise if big numbers follow in 2016-17. Brad Phillips
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