St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President
and General Manager Doug Armstrong
announced today the club has signed goaltender Mike McKenna as well as defensemen Taylor Chorney and Scott
Ford to one-year, two-way contracts.
A native of St. Louis, McKenna, 28, appeared in 41 games
for the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Binghamton Senators last season posting
a 14-22-1 record including a 2.98 goals against average and a .918 save
The 6’2, 190-pound goaltender has dressed in 17 career
National Hockey League (NHL) games between Tampa Bay and New Jersey posting a
4-9-1 record to go along with a 3.49 goals against average and a .887 save
McKenna was originally drafted by Nashville in the sixth
round, 172nd overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
Chorney, 24, spent the majority of 2011-12 with the AHL’s
Oklahoma City Barons appearing in 50 games recording 24 points including six
goals and 18 assists. The 6’0, 196-pound
defenseman dressed in five NHL games last season including two with the Blues
after the club claimed him off waivers from Edmonton on Oct. 11, 2011.Chorney’s
NHL career has spanned 61 games between Edmonton and St. Louis including seven
points (one goal, six assists) and 16 penalty minutes.
The Thunder Bay, Ontario native was originally drafted by
Edmonton in the second round, 36th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Ford, 32, dressed in 75 games for the AHL’s Milwaukee
Admirals last season posting 11 points including four goals and seven assists to
go along with 89 penalty minutes.
The 6’3, 216-pound defenseman has appeared in 380 career
AHL games between Cleveland, Bridgeport, Providence and Milwaukee recording 41
points including four goals and 37 assists to go along with 596 penalty
minutes. Ford is a native of Fort St.