ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Blues announced that they have re-signed former ECHL All-Star forward Mike Glumac (pictured) and former Peoria defenseman Mike Stuart and that former Peoria defenseman Trevor Byrne has accepted his qualifying offer.
The Alaska Aces are the ECHL affiliate of the Blues and the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League.
Glumac was named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team and selected to the ECHL All-Star Game in his first professional season with Pee Dee in 2002-03. Glumac also shared the Plus Performer of the Year award, presented annually “to the player who leads the league in plus-minus rating at the end of the regular season,” after finishing with a plus/minus rating of +37. The 24-year-old Glumac led ECHL rookies with 37 goals and tied for the rookie lead with seven game-winning goals while ranking fourth in rookie scoring with 69 points.
Selected in the fifth round (137th overall) by Nashville in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and signed as a free agent by St. Louis in 2002, Stuart began his professional career in 2002-03 and scored nine points (2g-7a) in 19 regular season games with Peoria. He scored six points (1g-5a) in 41 regular season games and also played in three postseason games for Worcester in 2002-03.
In his rookie season in 2003-04, Byrne played six games with Peoria and scored 20 points (7g-13a) in 63 regular season games and four points (2g-2a) in nine playoff games with Worcester of the AHL. Selected in the fifth round (143rd overall) by St. Louis in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, the 6-3 and 218-pound Byrne ranked second among team defensemen in goals and fourth in scoring.
In 2004-05 with Worcester of the AHL, Byrne had 18 points (6g-12a) in 33 games with Peoria and seven points (1g-6a) in 40 games while Glumac scored 29 points (12g-17a) in 45 games and Stuart had 11 points (1g-10a) in 70 games.