On Tuesday, the Sudbury Wolves sent recent Blues draft pick, Andrei
Mikhnov to the Kingston Frontenacs in exchange for two picks in the CHL import
Mikhnov, who was selected in the 2nd round by the Blues in last weekend’s draft,
scored 14 goals and 18 assists in 65 games last season for Sudbury.
Blues Make Qualifying Offers to Prospects, Pick up Option on Bogenicki
The St. Louis Blues announced Thursday that they had tendered qualifying offers
to a number of prospects. The prospects were: Daniel
Brown, Michel Riesen, Andre
Troschinsky and Dale
Clarke. The Blues also picked up the option on last season’s AHL MVP, Eric
The offers give the Blues the negotiating rights with the forwards. However, these
players are free to sign with any team. If they do, the Blues would have the right
to match the offer or would receive compensation for the loss.
Even though the Blues offered Riesen and Troschinsky a contract, neither is expected
to play in Worcester next season. Riesen returned to Europe after failing to make
the Blues last fall. The Blues offered the contract to retain his rights.
After a poor season in Worcester, Troschinsky decided to return to Russia where
Blues management expects him to stay for only a season or two.
Byrne Going Pro?
Rumors on the Dartmouth campus suggest that Blues’ prospect Trevor
Byrne has decided to forgo his final year of college eligibility. However,
his final decision will be based on contract negotiations with the St. Louis Blues.
The 21 year old defenseman scored 21 points in 32 games and recorded a plus-minus
of +13 in his junior season at Dartmouth. His large frame (6’3, 220) will be a
nice addition to the Worcester IceCats, who are expected to lose Barret
Jackman to St. Louis next season.
Shkotov Drafted by Moncton
With the 5th overall pick of the CHL Import Draft, Moncton of the OHL selected
recent Blues draft pick Alexei
Shkotov. In 52 games while playing at the junior level in Russia last year,
the right winger scored 17 goals and 9 assists.