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Blues Sign McKenna, Chorney and Ford

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong 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, 28, appeared in 41 games for the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Binghamton Senators last season posting a 14-22-1 record including a 2.98 goals against average and a .918 save percentage.

The 6’2, 190-pound goaltender has dressed in 17 career National Hockey League (NHL) games between Tampa Bay and New Jersey posting a 4-9-1 record to go along with a 3.49 goals against average and a .887 save percentage.

McKenna was originally drafted by Nashville in the sixth round, 172nd overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Chorney, 24, dressed in five NHL games last season including two with the Blues after the club claimed him off waivers from Edmonton on Oct. 11, 2011. The 6’0, 196-pound defenseman spent the majority of 2011-12 with the AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons appearing in 50 games recording 24 points including six goals and 18 assists.

Chorney’s NHL career has spanned 61 games between Edmonton and St. Louis including seven points (one goal, six assists) and 16 penalty minutes.

The Thunder Bay, Ontario native was originally drafted by Edmonton in the second round, 36th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Ford, 32, dressed in 75 games for the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals last season posting 11 points including four goals and seven assists to go along with 89 penalty minutes.

The 6’3, 216-pound defenseman has appeared in 380 career AHL games between Cleveland, Bridgeport, Providence and Milwaukee recording 41 points including four goals and 37 assists to go along with 596 penalty minutes.

Ford is a native of Fort St. John, BC.

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