Blues' top prospects on display for tourney; single-game tickets go on sale Saturday

News-DemocratAugust 21, 2013 

Top prospects Ty Rattie, Dmitrij Jaskin, Joel Edmundson and goalie Jordan Binnington will highlight the St. Louis Blues' roster for the annual NHL Prospects Tournament Sept. 5-9 in Traverse City, Mich.

Other key prospects competing include defenseman Jani Hakanpaa, forward Sebastian Wannstrom and 2013 draft pick forwards William Carrier and Zach Pochiro.

The Blues' prospects take on Dallas at 7 p.m. Sept. 5, Minnesota at 4 p.m. Sept. 6 and Detroit at 7 p.m. Sept. 8, with another game Sept. 9 determined by their performance in pool play.

*Blues single-game tickets for the 2013-14 season go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center and all Ticketmaster outlets, including Ticketmaster.com.

The Blues also will hold a Season Ticket Open House 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday for anyone interested in season-ticket options.

The games on Oct. 3 (Nashville), Oct. 9 (Chicago), Dec. 28 (Chicago) and April 13 (Detroit) are excluded and only currently available in full season, half season or 12-game ticket plans.

* In other recent Blues news, the team has signed Carrier, a 2013 second-round draft pick forward, to a three-year entry level contract. Carrier had 16 goals and 42 points in 34 games last season for Cape Breton in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

* On Tuesday, the Blues signed 27-year-old forward Christian Hanson to a two-way contract. Hanson is the son of Dave Hanson, one of the "Hanson Brothers" from the famous hockey movie "Slap Shot."

Hanson also was a teammate of Blues defenseman Ian Cole at the University of Notre Dame.

Hanson has three goals and nine points in 42 NHL games with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has 12 goals and 29 points in 67 games last season with Providence of the American Hockey League.

Contact reporter Norm Sanders at 239-2454, nsanders@bnd.com or on Twitter @NormSanders

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