ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League announced that they have signed goaltender Chris Holt, who played in the ECHL his first three professional seasons.
The Alaska Aces are the ECHL affiliate of the Blues of the NHL and the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League. The head coach of the Rivermen is Davis Payne, who was the 2007 ECHL Coach of the Year.
The 23 year old is 2-0-0 with a goals-against average of 2.00 and a save percentage of .915 in two games with Peoria.
Holt, who played his first NHL game on Dec. 3, 2005, was 46-42-5 with four shutouts, a goals-against average of 3.22 and a save percentage of .901 in 100 regular season games for Charlotte from 2005-08.
He was 15-13-2 with three shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.72 and a save percentage of .915 in 32 games for the Checkers in 2007-08 and was named Rbk Hockey Goaltender of the Week on Mar. 11. He also played in the AHL where he was 5-3-0 with a goals-against average of 2.42 and a save percentage of .906 in nine games for Hartford.