St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club
has assigned forward Dave Scatchard
to the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen. The Rivermen have released forwards Jim McKenzie and Blair Riley from their professional tryout contracts (PTO).
Scatchard, 35, has dressed in 30 games for the Rivermen this
season recording 13 points including four goals and nine assists. The 6’3, 220-pound forward has also made
eight appearances for the Blues tallying one assist. The Hinton, Alberta native was signed by the
Blues as a free agent on August 4, 2010.
McKenzie, 26, scored a goal in his only game with the
Rivermen on Wednesday. This season he
has appeared in 48 games for the Stockton Thunder (ECHL) and collected 22
points (nine goals, 13 assists) and 79 penalty minutes. The 6’2”, 210-pound winger has also seen
action in two AHL games with Worcester on Nov. 27-28.
Originally selected by the Ottawa Senators in the fourth round
(#141 overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, McKenzie has dressed in 146 ECHL
games since finishing his three-year career at Michigan State University. He
was part of the 2007 NCAA national championship team at MSU in his final
Riley, 25, joined Peoria from the
Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL) on March 1.
He collected two assists in five games with the Rivermen. In Las Vegas, he has 32 points (14g, 8a) in
49 games. He has also seen action in four games this year with the San
Antonio Rampage between Dec. 29 and Jan. 2. He scored in his first game
with the Rampage.
A rookie, the 6-foot, 210-pound winger appeared in
three games last season with the Springfield Falcons after completing a
four-year career at Ferris State University. In 147 games at the collegiate
level, Riley accounted for 42 goals and 45 assists for 87 points to accompany
262 penalty minutes.