St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed their first overall draft pick in 2011, forward Ty Rattie. Rattie was selected by the Blues in the second round, 32nd overall.
“Ty had a great offensive season and an impressive performance in the playoffs,” said Armstrong. “We are excited about his potential and look forward to him joining our organization.”
Rattie, 19, led the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Portland Winterhawks and ranked third overall with 121 points including 57 goals and 64 assists during the 2011-12 regular season. In addition, the 6’0, 173-pound forward posted 33 points including a league leading 19 goals in 21 playoff games helping the Winterhawks advance to the WHL finals (Ed Chynoweth Cup). Overall, the Calgary, Alberta native has spent the past four seasons with Portland recording 238 points including 103 goals and 135 assists in 207 games.