Blues Recall Eller And Junland
ST. LOUIS (April 8, 2010) - St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the club has recalled forward Lars Eller and defenseman Jonas Junland from the Blues' American Hockey League affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.
Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald has announced that Peoria has signed forward Andrew Agozzino and defenseman David Stich to amateur tryout contracts. Both players will be available for Peoria's final two games of the season against the Manitoba Moose on Friday and Saturday.
Agozzino, 19, recently completed his third season as a member of the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League. He registered 66 points (37g, 29a) in 66 regular season games and another five points (3g, 2a) in five playoff games. The 5-foot-9-inch, 185-pound center had 144 points (76g, 68a) in 183 career games with the IceDogs.
Stich, 20, most recently played for the Montreal Juniors of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where he appeared in 47 games and collected 23 points (6g, 17a). Following last season, the Czech Republic native played four games with the AHL's Hartford Wolfpack and had two assists. The 6-foot-2-inch, 215-pound defenseman was drafted fourth overall in the 2006 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft and played his first three seasons with the St. John Sea Dogs.
Eller, 20, has appeared in five games with the Blues this year, tallying a goal in his debut on November 5, 2009 against Calgary, becoming just the 12th Blues player in franchise history to score in their NHL debut.
The 6'1" 198-pound center has played in 70 games for Peoria this season, leading the team with 57 points on 18 goals and 39 assists while earning his first selection to the AHL All-Star Game. The Rodovre, Denmark native was originally drafted by the Blues in the 1st round, 13th overall in the 2007 Entry Draft.
Junland, 22, has made one appearance with the Blues this season playing 14 minutes against Columbus on November 30, 2009. The 6'2" 198-pound defenseman has played in 74 games this season with Peoria, leading the Rivermen's defensive unit with 44 points on 14 goals and 30 assists while earning his second consecutive nomination to the AHL All-Star Game. The Linkoping, Sweden native was originally drafted by the Blues in the 3rd round, 64th overall in the 2006 Entry Draft.
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