Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald
announced today that the St. Louis Blues have reassigned forwards Anthony Nigro and Stefan Della Rovere to their ECHL affiliate, the Evansville
IceMen. The club has also reassigned foward Cody Beach, from Evansville, back
Nigro, 22, has appeared in 18
games with Peoria this season. He has a goal and two assists in his injury shortened
season. He has played in 17 games this year with the IceMen as part of two
separate assignments. He has two goals
and five assists, along with six penalty minutes at the ECHL level.
third-year pro has appeared in 147 games in his Peoria career and has
accumulated 24 goals and 21 assists for 45 points along with 68 penalty
minutes. Last season, Nigro set a
career-high in goals (13), assists (12) and points (25) over the course of 75
games. The Woodbridge, ON native was
originally selected by the Blues in the sixth round (#155 overall) of the 2008
NHL Entry Draft.
Della Rovere, 22, has already seen
action in four games with Evansville this season and has recorded one assist.
In 11 games with Peoria, he has a goal and 15 penalty minutes. Last season, the 5-foot-11-inch, 200-pound
winger played in 69 games for the Rivermen and registered 10 points (4g, 6a)
and 116 penalty minutes. In his 135 AHL games with Peoria, he has 26 points
(12g, 14a) and 226 penalty minutes.
selected by the Washington Capitals in the seventh round (#204 overall) of the
2008 NHL Entry Draft, the Richmond Hill, ON native was acquired by the St.
Louis Blues in exchange for D.J. King on July 28, 2010.
Beach, 20, returns to the
Rivermen after a two-game stint in the ECHL. Overall, he has a goal and five
assists in 10 games with Peoria this year. Beach has seen action in 24 games with
Evansville and has nine points (two goals, seven assists) and 81 penalty
Selected by the Blues in the fifth round (#134
overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Beach played three seasons in the Western
Hockey League before turning pro this year.