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Blues sign Hofer to entry-level deal

by St. Louis Blues / Press Release

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have signed goaltender Joel Hofer to a three-year entry-level contract.

Hofer was originally drafted by the Blues in the fourth round, 107th overall, of the 2018 NHL Draft.

Hofer, 18, has split this season between the Western Hockey League's (WHL) Swift Current Broncos and Portland Winterhawks. In 30 games with the Broncos, the 6-foot-3, 161-pound goaltender posted a 6-21-1 record along with a .904 save percentage. With the Winterhawks, the Winnipeg, Manitoba native has gone 9-8-0 with a 3.18 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage in 18 appearances.

Hofer began his junior career with Swift Current in 2017-18, collecting an 8-3-1 record, a 2.61 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage while helping the Broncos capture the WHL Championship.

Tweet from @joelhofer123: So happy to sign my first NHL contract with the @StLouisBlues can���t thank everyone enough for everything they���ve done for me on and off the ice. Excited for what the future holds! #stlblues

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