Blues sign Aucoin, Bolduc, Mancari
July 5, 2013
The St. Louis Blues, parent club of the AHL's Chicago Wolves, have signed forwards Keith Aucoin, Alexandre Bolduc and Mark Mancari.
Aucoin ranks fifth all-time in the AHL with 581 assists and 10th all-time with 814 points in 707 games over his 12-year career. In 2012-13, he registered 10 goals and 27 assists for 37 points in 34 AHL games with Toronto before posting six goals and six assists for 12 points in 41 NHL games with the N.Y. Islanders.
A native of Waltham, Mass., Aucoin won two Calder Cups with Hershey (2009, 2010) and was the AHL's MVP in 2009-10 after tallying 106 points in 70 games. Aucoin has played in a record-tying six AHL All-Star Classics, and has 14 goals and 68 assists for 82 points in 83 career AHL postseason games.
Aucoin has also accrued 17 goals, 32 assists and 49 points in 143 career NHL contests.
Bolduc ranked second on the Portland Pirates with a career-best 24 goals and 51 points in 56 AHL games last season. He also skated in 14 NHL outings with the Phoenix Coyotes last year.
Overall the 28-year-old center has tallied five points (2g, 3a) and 42 penalty minutes in 62 NHL tilts with Vancouver and Phoenix, as well as 173 points (72 goals, 101 assists) in 312 AHL matchups with Manitoba and Portland.
Mancari paced the Rochester Americans with 22 goals, 39 assists and 61 points in 76 AHL tilts last year. He spent the 2011-12 campaign with the Wolves and led the club with 30 goals and 58 points in 69 games.
Overall, the 27-year-old right wing has accumulated 203 goals, 277 assists and 480 points in 563 career AHL contests with Rochester, Portland and Chicago, including seven 20-goal seasons. The London, Ont., native and two-time AHL All-Star has also tallied 10 assists and 13 points in 42 career NHL matchups with Buffalo and Vancouver.