ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has acquired forward Graham Mink from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman T.J. Fast.
Mink, 31, spent last season with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL) and posted 37 points on 20 goals and 17 assists to go along with 86 penalty minutes in 67 outings. His totals for goals and penalty minutes ranked him fourth and sixth respectively among Americans’ skaters while his three goals in six playoff games were good enough for second best on the team. The 6-3, 220-pound right-winger has spent the past nine seasons in the AHL including stints with Portland, Hershey, Worcester and Rochester totaling 568 games and 401 points including 203 goals, 198 assists and 681 penalty minutes. His most productive year came during the 2006-07 campaign in which he registered 31 goals and 32 assists for 63 points in 61 games with the Worcester Sharks. In addition, the University of Vermont alum has made seven NHL appearances with the Washington Capitals serving two penalty minutes.
The Stowe, Vermont native was originally signed as a free agent by Portland (AHL) on September 30, 2001.