Ken Hitchcock is no longer the head coach of the St. Louis Blues. That was an inevitability, but the fact that it came to fruition in January and not June speaks to the message St. Louis management is sending to its players.
That¡¯s the sentiment felt after general manager Doug Armstrong spoke with the media on Wednesday morning following the firing of Hitchcock and the promotion of Mike Yeo to head coach.
Troock, a fifth-round pick from 2012, has also bounced between the AHL and ECHL this season.
Here is the official release from the team:
FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired goaltender Justin Peters and defenseman Justin Hache from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forwards Brendan Ranford and Branden Troock.
Peters, 30, has split the 2016-17 season between Arizona and the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League (AHL). The goaltender appeared in three NHL games with Arizona, posting a 0-1-0 record with a 3.16 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. Peters also logged a 5-6-0 record with a 4.17 GAA and a .868 SV% in 12 AHL appearances with Tuscon.
Elite Womens David Robertson Jersey Peters has posted a 3.08 GAA and a .901 SV% with three shutouts in 83 career NHL games with Carolina, Washington and Arizona. The netminder has also appeared in 270 career AHL games, posting a 2.81 GAA, a .906 SV% and 15 shutouts with Albany, Charlotte, Hershey and Tucson.
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The 6-foot-1, 210-pound native of Blyth, Ont. was originally selected by Carolina in the second round (38th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft.