Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald
announced today that the club has signed defenseman David Shields to an amateur tryout contract (ATO).
20, has spent the past four seasons with the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL) Erie
Otters where he has made 250 appearances, amassing 67 points including 15 goals
and 52 assists. This season, the 6’3, 218-pound defenseman has played in
61 games ranking second among Erie defensemen with a career high 27 points (six
goals, 21 assists).
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
Rivermen will begin the Calder Cup Playoffs on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the
Toyota Center in Houston. Tickets for
Peoria’s home playoff dates are now on sale.
Visit www.rivermen.net for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets.