ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced Tuesday the club has signed defenseman Brett Ponich.
Ponich will remain with his junior team, the Portland Winterhawks throughout the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) playoffs.
Ponich, 19, has spent the past four seasons with the Winterhawks of the WHL.
This season, the 6’7”, 215-pound defenseman has played in 66 games for the Winterhawks, tallying a goal and 13 assists for 14 points while serving 87 penalty minutes. Ponich is currently in the postseason with Portland and has registered one goal and two penalty minutes in five games played.
Overall, the Edmonton, Alberta native has made 204 appearances for Portland, amassing 35 points on two goals and 33 assists while collecting 267 penalty minutes.
Ponich was the Blues’ second round selection (48th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.