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Blues' Prospect Update: 2013 Playoff Edition, Volume One

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Rattie rockin' and rollin' in WHL playoffs; Tesink suspended after QMJHL brawl; Hakanpaa called up; Binnington named OHL Goalie of the Year.

Ontario Hockey League Goalie of the year Jordan Binnington. Photo courtesy of
Ontario Hockey League Goalie of the year Jordan Binnington. Photo courtesy of
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By Brian Weidler, "Game Time" Prospect Department

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PROSPECT TRANSACTIONS THIS WEEK

04-24-13 ... D Jani Hakanpää called up from Peoria (AHL) by St. Louis (NHL).

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BINNINGTON NAMED OHL GOALIE OF THE YEAR

ST. LOUIS – The Ontario Hockey League has named Blues goaltending prospect Jordan Binnington the OHL’s Goaltender of the Year.
Binnington, 19, set Owen Sound Attack single season records with 32 wins and seven shutouts while posting the OHL’s second lowest goals-against average (2.17) and third best save percentage (.932).
Binnington’s seven shutouts tied for a league-high and helped the Attack win their first ever Dave Pinkney Trophy for allowing the fewest goals in the league (165).

LINK to feature at blues dot com.

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MAJOR JUNIOR: QUEBEC LEAGUE

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BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND ARMADA (Ryan Tesink): Defeated Acadie-Bathurst 4 games to 1 in First Round. Defeated Val-d'Or (Francois Tremblay) 4 games to 0 in Quarter-Final Round. Semi-Final series vs. Baie-Comeau tied at 2 games each. Game 5 scheduled for Friday, Apr. 26 at 7:30 PM EDT in Baie-Comeau, QC.

Sanctions for Armada and Drakkar

Following the events that occurred during the end of the game between the Baie-Comeau Drakkar and the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada last night, the Director of Player safety of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Raymond Bolduc, announced ... sanctions:

(Among the sanctions imposed is a two-game suspension for Ryan Tesink)

Moreover, the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada forward, Cédric Paquette, is fined $1 000 for his inappropriate behaviour at the end of the game.
Each of the organizations is fined $5 000 and the head coaches, Eric Veilleux and Jean-François Houle are suspended for the next 2 games.
The Director of Player Safety took this decision after having viewed the video of the incidents, considered the officials report, spoken to the Baie-Comeau and Blainville-Boisbriand organizations and consulted with his senior advisor, Sébastien Bordeleau.
RT BW Ryan TESINK CAN
RW, shoots L. 6' 00, 170 lbs. Born 05-21-93, Saint John, New Brunswick.
STL 6th pick (162nd overall) in 2011.
SEASON CLUB (LEAGUE) GP GL AS PT +/- PM PP SH GW
2012-13 Saint John (QMJHL) 35 16 21 37 + 3 75 7 1 0
2012-13 Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) 6 1 3 4 + 3 6 0 0 1
2012-13 ... TOTALS 41 17 24 41 + 6 81 7 1 1
2013 Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) P/O 4 1 0 1 - 3 23 0 0 0

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MAJOR JUNIOR: WESTERN LEAGUE

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KAMLOOPS BLAZERS (Joel Edmundson): Defeated Victoria 4 games to 2 in Western Conference Quarterfinal. Defeated Kelowna 4 games to 0 in Western Conference Semifinal. Trail Portland 3 games to 1 in Western Conference Final; Game 5 scheduled for Friday, Apr. 26, 7:00 PM PDT in Portland, OR.

JE BW Joel EDMUNDSON CAN
D, shoots L. 6' 4, 210 lbs. Born 06-28-93, Brandon, Manitoba.
STL 3rd pick (46th overall) in 2011.
SEASON CLUB (LEAGUE) GP GL AS PT +/- PM PP SH GW
2012-13 Moose Jaw (WHL) 29 2 6 8 -11 70 1 0 1
2012-13 Kamloops (WHL) 34 7 10 17 + 9 71 2 2 2
2012-13 ... TOTALS 63 9 16 25 - 2 141 3 2 3
2013 Kamloops (WHL) P/O 14 3 5 8 + 3 20 1 0 1

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PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS (Ty Rattie): Defeated Everett 4 games to 2 in Western Conference Quarterfinal. Defeated Spokane 4 games to 0 in Western Conference Semifinal. Lead Kamloops 3 games to 1 in Western Conference Final; Game 5 scheduled for Friday, Apr. 26, 7:00 PM PDT in Portland, OR.

DJ BW Ty RATTIE CAN
RW, shoots R. 6' 0, 175 lbs. Born 02-05-93, Airdrie, Alberta.
STL 1st pick (32nd overall) in 2011.
SEASON CLUB (LEAGUE) GP GL AS PT +/- PM PP SH GW
2012-13 Portland (WHL) 62 48 62 110 +56 27 13 2 5
2013 Canada (U20 WJC) 6 3 0 3 0 0 1 1 0
2013 Portland (WHL) P/O 14 14 15 29 +11 11 4 1 1