Based on opening day rosters, the St. Louis Blues check in as one of the heaviest, shortest and youngest teams in the NHL. The stats compiled by James Mirtle show that the Blues have an average weight of 208.5 pounds and an average height of 72.7 inches (6.05 feet). The club is also one of the youngest teams in the NHL with an average age of 27.1.
In essence, the Blues are a young, short and burly team. How do they compare to other NHL rosters?
Height: 72.7 inches (6.05 feet) - 28th tallest team.
Weight: 208.5 pounds - 2nd heaviest team.
Age: 27.1 years - 23rd oldest team.
These ranks might shift some based on the players dressed on a given night, but this should give you an idea of how the Blues compare physically to some of the other teams around the league.
Did they all forget to leave their skates on for the height measurement or something? heheh
I looked, for amusement, and the Lightning are, in fact, the tallest team. Pays to have over thirteen feet worth of goalies, I suppose.
@miendiem I knew we'd be one of the shortest teams, but I was really surprised to see we were one of the heaviest. I assumed with guys like Sobotka, Schwartz, Tarasenko and company that we'd be in the middle of the pack or one of the lightest, but alas, I was incorrect.