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Blues re-sign forward Steve Ott to 2-year contract

Thursday, 07.10.2014 / 5:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Blues re-sign forward Steve Ott to 2-year contract

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues have re-signed forward Steve Ott to a two-year contract.

The 31-year-old Ott, who was acquired in the Ryan Miller deal from Buffalo, had three assists and 37 penalty minutes in 23 regular-season games. In six playoff games, he added two assists and 14 penalty minutes.

Ott had been the Sabres captain before the trade on Feb. 28. He's an 11-year veteran and former 2000 first-round pick of the Stars.

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