Tyson Strachan Assigned from St. Louis
February 10, 2011
St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has assigned defenseman Tyson Strachan to the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Peoria Rivermen. In a separate transaction, the Rivermen have released defenseman Jared Ross from his professional tryout contract.
Strachan, 26, played in 24 games for the Blues this season, recording one assist and 29 penalty minutes. The 6-2, 215-pound defenseman has skated in 62 career National Hockey League (NHL) games, all with the Blues, collecting six assists along with 72 penalty minutes.
Last season, he skated in 65 games with Peoria, collecting 26 points (five goals, 21 assists) along with 75 penalty minutes. Over the past three seasons with the Rivermen, Strachan has appeared in 128 AHL games and collected eight goals and 26 assists to go along with 203 penalty minutes.
The Melfort, Saskatchewan native was originally drafted by Carolina in the fifth round, 137th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.