NHL: St. Louis Blues acquire St. Lucie Islanders for defenseman Chris Tierney
The St. Joseph, N.Y. (AP) The St Louis Blues have agreed to terms with defenseman Chris Travis, the team announced Friday.
The move reunites the Blues with the Islanders for the second straight year after Travis was traded to the Blues on Dec. 31, 2018.
Travis will join St. Petersburg of the American Hockey League and St. Pete of the AHL after signing a three-year, $8.75 million contract with the Blues.
St. Joe’s finished last season ranked fifth in the AHL standings.
The Isles, who finished last in the Metropolitan Division, had the worst record in the league.
Travis was one of three Isles forwards, along with defenseman Scott Kosmachuk and goalie Joe Morrow, who were recalled from the club.
The 24-year-old Travis, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound native of St. Cloud, Minnesota, has made 24 appearances (seven starts) in his NHL career with a plus-2 plus/minus rating, nine penalty minutes and a plus/plus rating in 18 games.
He has five goals and seven assists with three penalty minutes.
The 6-2, 185-pound Travis is the eighth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft by the Detroit Red Wings.
Travis joins fellow draft picks Travis Snider and Jack Johnson as the Blues’ 2018 first-round draft picks.