Things have been going pretty well for the Blues at the NHL level. In fact, things have been going so well that we've barely had any time to check in on one of the team's most exciting prospects - Ty Rattie. The 2013-14 campaign was supposed to be a telling one for Rattie as he made the jump from the WHL to the AHL.
How has Rattie responded to stiffer competition? Let's just say there's still a lot to be excited about.
Rattie has scored 17 goals and 10 assists in 44 games with the Chicago Wolves. These are pretty solid numbers for a guy who is new to the AHL scene, but it's the manner in which he has tallied some of his goals which is so impressive.
To date, Rattie has been one of the most impressive forwards on the Wolves. He scores when the team needs him most and rises to the occasion during tight contests. On the year he leads the Wolves with four game-winning goals. The praises emerging from Chicago sound quite a bit like the ones we've been placing on Vladimir Tarasenko.
Rattie's coach, John Anderson, recently told the Chicago Tribune:
"That's why Rattie was drafted so high (32nd overall in 2011) — he's a goal scorer. He has a knack, and we don't have a lot of that on our team so thank goodness we have him."
Sounds like the Blues are pretty lucky to have him too.