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Blues sign three

The St. Louis Blues today announced the club has signed center Trent Whitfield, left wing Jeff Hoggan and center Ryan Ramsay.

Whitfield, a 2003 AHL All-Star, played the 2004-05 season led the Portland Pirates with 38 assists and 55 points in 2004-05. He has totaled 102 goals and 153 assists for 255 points in 348 career AHL games over the past seven seasons with Portland.

Originally drafted by Boston in 1996, the 28-year-old Whitfield has appeared in 144 career NHL games with Washington and the New York Rangers.

Hoggan, 27, played the 2004-05 season with the AHL’s Worcester IceCats, collecting 25 points (16g, 9a) along with 55 penalty minutes. Prior to joining the IceCats, the 6-foot, 180-pound left wing played two seasons with the Houston Aeros, winning a Calder Cup championship in 2003.

Ramsay, 22, was signed to an entry-level contract by the Blues. He spent the majority of the 2004-05 season as a rookie with Worcester, tallying 18 points (6g, 12a) in 46 games.