Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald
announced Wednesday that the St. Louis Blues have reassigned defenseman David Shields from Peoria to the
Rivermen ECHL affiliate, Alaska Aces.
Shields, 20, did not appear in a regular season game with
Peoria but did see action in two preseason games. Prior to this year, he spent four
seasons with the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL) Erie Otters where he made 250
appearances and amassed 67 points, including 15 goals and 52 assists.
In 2010-11, the 6’3, 218-pound defenseman played in 61 games
ranking second among Erie defensemen with a career-high 27 points (six goals,
21 assists). He also appeared in seven playoff games in the Otters Western
Conference Quarterfinals loss to the Windsor Spitfires. He had a goal and four
assists with four penalty minutes.
The Buffalo, New York native was drafted by the Blues in the
sixth round, 168th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
The Rivermen head to Charlotte on Saturday to kick off a
four-game road trip against the Checkers.
The game will start at 6 p.m. CST and can be heard locally on CD Country
107.9 FM or online through www.rivermen.net.