The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) announced that Blues prospects Alex Pietrangelo and Philip McRae will participate in the 2009 OHL All-Star Classic. The event will showcase 40 of the top players in the OHL with representation from each of the 20 member clubs. The event features a skills competition on Feb. 3rd with the game taking place on Feb. 4 in Windsor, Ontario.
Pietrangelo, 18, was drafted by the Blues in the first round, fourth overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft will be making his 2nd consecutive appearance as the OHL All-Star Game. A native of King City, Ontario, Pietrangelo has skated in eight games for the Blues this season, registering one assist along with two penalty minutes. The 6-2, 199-pound defenseman has also played in 17 games with the Niagara Ice Dogs recording 19 points (five goals, 14 assists) along with 10 penalty minutes.
Pietrangelo helped Team Canada capture the gold medal at the 2009 World Junior Championship.
He finished last season ranked seventh among all OHL defensemen in scoring with 53 points (13 goals, 40 assists) while with the Ice Dogs and also participated in the 2008 CHL Top Prospects Game.
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 42 games for the London Knights this season and ranks 11th in the OHL with 57 points (27 goals, 30 assists). 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.