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|David Perron set a new career high in goals when he scored 20 during the 2009-10 season (Getty Images). |
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Wednesday the club has re-signed forward David Perron
to a two-year contract.
“David has proven to be a key forward on our club and we look forward to his continued development with us,” said Armstrong. “We are expecting David to grow into a complete player at this level.”
“I love playing in St. Louis and in front of our fans,” said Perron. “For the past three seasons they have treated me great and I can’t wait for the season to start.”
Perron, 22, tied for fourth on the Blues with 47 points while setting new career highs in goals (20), power play goals (five), shots (166) and games played (82) in 2009-10.
In addition, Perron set a single-game career high with three assists on April 9 vs. Anaheim as well as matching a career-long with two different five-game point streaks.
Overall, the 6-0, 200-pound left-winger ranked third on the Blues in goals, tied for third in both game-winning goals (two) and power play goals and sixth in both assists (27) and shots (166).
Perron’s other season milestones included scoring his first career shorthanded goal October 23 vs. Minnesota, notching his first career hat-trick November 10 vs. Vancouver and becoming the youngest player in Blues history to play in 200 games with the club on February 4 vs. San Jose.
In three NHL season’s with the Blues, Perron has totaled 225 games and 124 points including 48 goals and 76 assists.
The Montreal, Quebec native was originally drafted by St. Louis in the first round (26th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.