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Blues Sign Ian Cole; Defenseman Will Report To Peoria

Ian Cole is going pro.
Ian Cole is going pro.

The Blues announced this evening that they have signed former Notre Dame defenseman and 2007 first round pick Ian Cole to an Amateur Tryout Contract. The ATC allows him to join Peoria for the remainder of the season and their playoffs.

Cole played for the Fighting Irish for three years, though he missed considerable time this year due to two concussions. In 111 collegiate games he tallied 17 goals and 48 assists as well as 153 penalty minutes. He is 6'1 and 211 pounds.

It was reported that the Blues were hoping the hulking defender would leave school last summer but he chose to go back for one more season.