ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed defenseman David Shields to a one-year, two-way contract.
Shields, 23, dressed in 55 regular season games for the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Chicago Wolves last season, posting a professional career-high 15 points (five goals and 10 assists).
In addition, he appeared in three postseason games with the club, serving two penalty minutes.
The 6-foot-4, 206-pound defenseman has spent the past three seasons in the Blues’ minor league system after a four-year stint in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Erie Otters (2007-2011).
Overall, Shields has accumulated 24 points (five goals, 19 assists) in 162 regular season AHL games, while he also produced six points (one goal, five assists) in a 12-game regular season stint with the Blues’ former East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) affiliate, Alaska Aces.
The Buffalo, New York native was originally drafted by the Blues in the sixth round, 168th overall, of the 2009 Entry Draft.