The St. Louis Jr. Blues, proud members of the NA3HL, are proud to announce that defenseman Blake Dangos was selected by the Janesville Jets with pick #185 (round 8, pick #13) in the 2019 NAHL Entry Draft. The Jets are a member of the NAHL’s Central Division and have made the playoffs for six straight seasons, including a trip to the Robertson Cup Semifinals in 2016-17.
A native of St. Louis, the 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 performances 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.”