The numbers that Jaden Schwartz put on the score sheet Friday night — one goal, one assist and six shots on goal — is what many will take away from the rookie’s performance.

But after the Blues’ 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers, Schwartz’s teammates took away something else. Or at least captain David Backes hoped they did.

“If 5-foot-10 ‘Schwartzy’ is going into hard areas, there’s no reason that the 6-2, 6-3 guys shouldn’t be in there too,” Backes said. “For a 21-year-old kid that is just getting his feet wet in the league, it’s a lot of character shown and some great leadership too.”

The Blues believe their goal-scoring will increase with more gumption, and they might have found it in an unlikely 190-pound package. Schwartz, who also showed toughness bouncing back from a boarding hit in the second period Friday, has many curious about what type of player he’ll be in the NHL. Time will tell, but he’ll get another opportunity on the team’s top line at 2 p.m. Sunday when the Blues visit the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center.

“I think he’s stronger on the puck than people think,” Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. “I think he surprises defending players sometimes, and he’s awful smart and he’s got a great stick. He’s a guy you trust. There’s times based on age, height, weight, mostly on age and experience, he’s going to get overwhelmed at times. You’re just going to have to learn to work through that.”