PHEONIX COPLEY EARNS NHL RECALL BY ST. LOUIS BLUES

St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced on Sunday evening the club has recalled goaltender Pheonix Copley from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL). The Blues also recalled forward Ty Rattie to the National Hockey League (NHL) club.

Copley, 24, has appeared in 25 games for the Chicago Wolves, recording a 11-11-1 record with a 2.75 goals-against average, a .905 save percentage, and three shutouts. The North Pole, Alaska native originally was acquired by the Blues in a trade with the Washington Captials on July 2, 2015. In his rookie professional season, the 6-foot-4, 195-pound goaltender earned a 17-4-3 record with a 2.17 goals-against average, a .925 save percentage, and three shutouts through 26 games with the Hershey Bears, the AHL affiliate of the Capitals.

Copley played with the IceRays during their inaugural junior season in 2010-11 as the main goaltender that season. In 42 games, he earned a 14-23-4 record with a 4.17 goals-against average and a .880 save percentage. He finished his junior career with the Tri-City Storm and Des Moines Buccaneers in the United States Hockey League (USHL) before joining Michigan Tech of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) in NCAA Division I play.

The recall is the second of Copley's professional career and first this season. He was called-up by the Capitals on Jan. 9, 2015 as a backup for one weekend before rejoining the Bears that following Monday. No IceRays junior alumni has recorded ice time at the NHL level.