Semin, who signed with the Hurricanes in July, had 21 goals and 54 points in 77 regular-season games last season with the Washington Capitals. He added three goals and an assist in 14 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie