Blues Assign Evgeny Grachev to Peoria
December 7, 2011
St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Wednesday that the club has assigned forward Evgeny Grachev to the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.
Grachev, 21, has recorded two assists in 17 appearances with the Blues this season including his debut with the club on Oct. 15 at San Jose. Last season, he spent the majority of the season with the AHL’s Hartford Wolfpack/Connecticut Whale and recorded 38 points (16 goals, 22 assists) in 73 games. In two seasons in Hartford, the 6’4”, 224-pound forward played in 153 games, and accumulated 66 points (28 goals, 38 assists) along with 38 penalty minutes.
The Khabarovsk, Russia native was acquired by the Blues from the New York Rangers in exchange for a third round draft choice in 2011 (Steven Fogarty) on June 25, 2011.