Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald
announced Monday that the St. Louis Blues have reassigned defenseman David Shields to Peoria from the
Rivermen ECHL affiliate, Alaska Aces.
Shields, 20, made his professional debut with the Aces on
Oct. 14 and recorded six points (one goal, five assists) in 12 games. He began the season in Peoria but did not
appear in a regular season game. 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
The Rivermen continue their season-long nine-game road trip
on Tuesday in Hamilton, ON. The game
will start at 6:30 p.m. CST and can be heard locally on CD Country 107.9 FM or
online through www.rivermen.net.