St-Denis, 28, spent last season with the Blue Jackets' American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, where he scored nine goals and 26 points in 60 games. The Quebec native started his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens organization in 2008-09 before signing with Columbus as a free agent in 2013.
In 17 games with Montreal during the 2011-12 season, St-Denis scored one goal and three points with 10 penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating.
I feel that responsibility, I've felt it for the last two years. We core guys get a lot of minutes, we get a lot of opportunity out there. Our teammates, the organization and fans look to us to be the guys to put the puck in the net and to create momentum out there.
— Jordan Eberle on taking his game and the Edmonton Oilers to the next level