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Blues Invite 5 to Training Camp Tryouts

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has invited forwards Scott Gomez, Spencer Asuchak, Eriah Hayes, Zach O’Brien and Evan Trupp to their 2015 Training Camp on a professional tryout basis.

Gomez, 35, is a 15-year NHL veteran with stints in New Jersey, New York (Rangers), Montreal, San Jose and Florida. Last season, the 5-foot-11, 198-pound forward logged 34 points (seven goals, 27 assists) and 23 penalty minutes in 58 regular season games with New Jersey.

Asuchak, 23, split last season between the AHL's Providence Bruins and Worcester Sharks as well as the ECHL's Allen Americans. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound forward spent the majority of the season with Allen, where he posted 30 points (12 goals, 18 assists) in 28 regular season games and 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists) in 25 postseason games while helping the club capture the ECHL’s 2015 Kelly Cup.

Hayes, 27, split last season between the San Jose Sharks and their AHL affiliate, the Worcester Sharks. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound forward served two penalty minutes in four games with San Jose and posted 25 points (eight goals, 17 assists) and 40 penalty minutes in 59 games with Worcester.

O’Brien, 23, has spent the past two seasons with the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs. Last season, the 5-foot-9, 178-pound forward tallied 32 points (14 goals, 18 assists) in 62 regular season games and nine points (three goals, six assists) in 19 postseason appearances.

Trupp, 27, has spent the past two seasons in the AHL, including stints with the Abbotsford Heat and the Worcester Sharks. Last season, the 5-foot-10, 155-pound forward recorded 40 points (16 goals, 24 assists) and 26 penalty minutes in 72 regular season games.

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