Here's what an archived article from the PJStar had to say.....
PEORIA - JulianTalbot was supposed to be a call-up for the Peoria Rivermen this season, a fill-in center for an AHL powerhouse loaded with experience and skill at forward. http://infoweb.newsbank.com/iw-search/we/InfoWeb?p_product=NewsBank&p_theme=aggregated5&p_action=doc&p_docid=11D40C8CAF3CF8C8&p_docnum=12&p_queryname=3
Then the parent club St. Louis Blues made him a call - literally - phoning him 24 hours before the annual Prospects Tournament at Traverse City, Mich., to invite him to that event.
Sitting in Wahnapitae, Ontario - on the eastern edges of Sudbury, where the youngest of four Talbot boys grew up skating on his family's outdoor rink - he quickly accepted the invitation delivered for the Blues by ECHL Alaska coach Keith McCambridge.
"I was just waiting for the Rivermen camp, had nothing else to do," the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Talbot said. "I looked at St. Louis' roster and Peoria's likely roster and knew it would be a battle to even get on the Rivermen team."
The undrafted 22-year-old played well at Traverse City. The Blues invited him to their main NHL camp. He played well there, too, and was sent down to Peoria. He stood out in the Rivermen AHL camp, and has gained a foothold here.