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Blues Sign 3 Prospects to Pro Contracts

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues
The Blues drafted Philip McRae, son of former Blues forward Basil McRae, at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft (Getty Images).
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced Thursday the club has signed forwards Philip McRae, Anthony Peluso and Brett Sonne.


McRae, 18, was drafted by the Blues in the second round, 33rd overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, McRae has played in 57 games for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) this season and has registered 60 points (29 goals, 31 assists). He was a member of the Western Conference in this season’s OHL All-Star game. McRae played one year of hockey at St. Louis' CBC high school before playing junior. His father Basil played four seasons in St. Louis from 1992-1996.

Peluso, 19, was drafted by the Blues in the sixth round, 160th in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He has split time this season between the OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and the Brampton Battalion and has recorded 35 points (19 goals, 16 assists) in 61 games played. The King City, Ontario is currently 24th in the OHL with 123 penalty minutes.

Sonne, 19, was drafted by the Blues in the third round, 85th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. A native of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Sonne has played in 60 games this season with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL), and ranks third in the league in points (97), second in goals (47) and tied for 12th in assists (50).

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