Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has recalled forwards Philip McRae and Ryan Reaves from the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate,
the Peoria Rivermen. The Blues also
assigned forward T.J. Hensick to
20, has dressed in 37 games for Peoria and ranks 11th among all AHL
rookies with 22 points including 11 goals and 11 assists. Prior to joining the Rivermen, the 6’2,
200-pound forward spent two seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), serving
stints with both the London Knights and Plymouth Whalers amassing 111 points
including 45 goals and 66 assists in 111 games.
McRae played his freshman season with CBC High School in St.
Louis and his father, Basil, played in 112 games with the Blues from 1992 to
1996. Philip and Basil would become the
fourth father-son combination to play for the Blues joining Bob and Brent
Johnson, Peter and Yan Stastny and Mike and B.J. Crombeen. McRae was originally drafted by St. Louis in
the second round, 33rd overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
23, has dressed in 33 games for Peoria collecting nine points on four goals and
five assists to go along with 91 penalty minutes. In addition, the 6’1, 225-pound forward made
his NHL debut this season and served 15 penalty minutes in the Blues’ 5-1 win
over Anaheim on Oct. 11. The Winnipeg,
Manitoba native was originally drafted by St. Louis in the fifth round, 156th
overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
25, has made five appearances for the Blues this season recording an assist and
serving two penalty minutes. In 26
outings with Peoria, the 5’10, 190-pound forward leads the Rivermen with 31
points including nine goals and a club best 22 assists. The Lansing, Michigan native was originally
drafted by Colorado in the third round, 88th overall, of the 2005
NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by St.
Louis from Colorado in exchange for Julian
Talbot on June 17, 2010.