The St. Louis Blues have been busy signing their prospects to entry-level deals for next season. Joel Edmundson and Yannick Veileux were the first to sign deals, and now the Blues have agreed in principle with prospect Ryan Tesink.
Last season Tesink was limited to just 36 games during the regular season for the Saint John Sea Dogs but proved to be of value in the post season.
This season, after three years with the Sea Dogs, Tesink is playing for the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In six games this season Tesink has one goal and three assists.
His career in the QMJHL has seen him play some 136 games and post 116 points, but he has battled chronic knee injuries.
Known as an engery type player with a lot of strength on the forecheck, Tesink is listed at 5’11” and 166 pounds. His size will be a factor in his develop as he will need to grow a bit before being able to make it at the NHL level, but for a 19 year old drafted in the 6th round (162nd Overall) in 2011, Tesink is just beginning his path to the NHL.
Stay tuned for more signings and updates as the season continues.
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