JR. BLUES’ SOLIMANDO SIGNS NAHL TENDER

The St. Louis Jr. Blues, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that forward Joey Solimando has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Jamestown Rebels, members of the NAHL’s East Division.

A 6’, 190 lb left-hander from St. Peters, Mo., Solimando joined the Jr. Blues after a standout career with Carshield AAA of the NAPHL. In his rookie season of junior hockey, he scored 16 goals and 28 assists in 40 games played, finishing the season with a +26 rating. Seven of those goals this season were on special teams, with five coming on the man advantage and two short-handed markers. He represented the Central Division at the NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament, held in February in Attleboro, Mass.: there he played in three games and recorded an assist.

“Joey’s a great, modern power forward,” said Jr. Blues head coach Chris Flaugher. “He’s got excellent vision and scoring touch, but isn’t afraid at all to get physical and play in the dirty areas. He’s useful in all situations, as seen by his scoring numbers on the PP and PK. The Rebels are an organization with a great track record of advancement and development, and we’re confident [Rebels head coach] Joe Coombs will be getting a player that’s a great fit for his system.”

Solimando becomes the third Jr. Blues player to sign an NAHL tender this season, joining forward Seamus Campbell (Aberdeen) and defenseman Joey Boccardi (Bismarck).