ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Blues announced that they have signed centers Trent Whitfield (pictured) and Ryan Ramsay, who both played in the ECHL.
In his first professional season in 1998-99, Whitfield scored 25 points (13g-12a) in 19 regular season games and two points (2g-0a) in 12 postseason games with Hampton Roads of the ECHL while also scoring 18 points (10g-8a) in 50 regular season games with Portland in the American Hockey League.
In his first professional season in 2004-05, the 22-year-old Ramsay scored three points (1g-2a) in two games with Peoria of the ECHL and 18 points (6g-12a) in 46 games with Worcester of the AHL.
In 2004-05 with Portland of the American Hockey League, the 28-year-old Whitfield had a team-leading 38 assists and 55 points while finishing third with 17 goals.
Whitfield scored 11 points (6g-5a) in 44 regular season games for the Capitals in 2003-04 while also scoring 15 points (8g-7a) in 24 regular season games with Portland of the AHL.
Selected in the fourth round (100th overall) by Boston in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, the 5-11 and 205-pound Whitfield first became a member of the Capitals on September 1, 1998, signing as a free agent. After playing parts of three seasons with Washington, he was claimed off waivers by the New York Rangers on January 16, 2002, playing one game for the Rangers before being claimed off waivers by the Capitals on February 1, 2002. In 143 career games with Washington from 1999-2004, Whitfield has scored 20 points (9g-11a).