Free agent F Nick Ritchie joins Blues on tryout

Veteran NHL forward Nick Ritchie signed a professional tryout contract with the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.

Ritchie, selected by the Ducks with the No. 10 overall pick of the 2014 NHL Draft, has played with Anaheim, the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Arizona Coyotes and Calgary Flames.

The Ontario native split last season between Arizona and Calgary and tallied 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) and 53 penalty minutes in 74 regular-season games.

Ritchie, 27, has recorded 186 points (84 goals, 102 assists) and 483 penalty minutes in 481 regular-season games.