McCauley (8/15/1985, 6'3", 225 lbs.) spent last season with Worcester (AHL), where he collected 14 points (10+4) and 84 PIMs in 45 games with the Sharks.
The native of Billerica, Mass., played four years of college hockey at Northeastern (2005-09) where he picked up 45 points (22+23) in 129 games. McCauley also played with Sioux City of the USHL from 2003-05.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie