The St. Louis Blues, parent club of the AHL’s Peoria Rivermen, announced today the club has signed goaltender Mike McKenna as well as defensemen Taylor Chorney and Scott Ford to one-year, two-way contracts.
A native of St. Louis, McKenna, 29, appeared in 41 games for the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators last season, posting a 14-22-1 record including a 2.98 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage.
In 205 career AHL games with Binghamton, Albany/Lowell, Norfolk, Portland, Omaha and Milwaukee, McKenna has a record 91-85-12 with eight shutouts. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound goaltender has dressed in 17 career NHL games with Tampa Bay and New Jersey, posting a 4-9-1 record.
He was originally drafted by Nashville in the sixth round, 172nd overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
Chorney, 25, spent most of last season with the Oklahoma City Barons, recording six goals, 18 assists and a plus-15 rating in 50 games. The 6-foot, 196-pound defenseman also appeared in five NHL games between Edmonton and St. Louis.
In 196 career AHL games with Oklahoma City and Springfield, Chorney has recorded 18 goals and 56 assists for 74 points. He also has one goal and six assists in 61 career NHL contests.
The Thunder Bay, Ont., native was originally drafted by Edmonton in the second round, 36th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Ford, 32, spent the last four seasons with the Milwaukee Admirals, tallying four goals and seven assists in 75 games in 2011-12.
The 6-foot-3, 216-pound defenseman has appeared in 380 career AHL games for Cleveland, Bridgeport, Providence and Milwaukee, recording 41 points (four goals, 37 assists) to go along with 596 penalty minutes.
Ford is a native of Fort St. John, B.C.