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Blues Sign King, Bacashihua and Woywitka

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the club has signed forward D.J. King to a multi-year contract. In addition, the Blues have signed Jason Bacashihua and Jeff Woywitka to one-year deals.

King, 23, made his NHL debut with the Blues last season on Oct. 5 at San Jose. He recorded his first career NHL goal on April 3 at Phoenix and notched his first career NHL point (assist) on April 2 at Dallas.

The left winger spent the majority of the season with the Blues’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen, collecting seven points (3g, 4a) along with 102 penalty minutes in 35 games played. The Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan native was originally drafted by the Blues in the sixth round, 190th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Bacashihua, 24, played in 19 games with the Blues last season, posting a 3-7-3 record along with a 3.15 goals against average. He played in 20 games with Peoria, posting a 5-10-4 record, a 2.90 goals against average and a .885 save percentage. The Garden City, Michigan native was originally drafted by Dallas in the first round, 26th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Woywitka, 23, split the season between St. Louis and Peoria last season. He played in 34 games with the Blues, recording seven points (one goal, six assists) along with 12 penalty minutes and a plus-four rating. The 6-2, 209-pound defenseman spent the majority of the season with Peoria, collecting 18 assists in 41 games. The Vermilion, Alberta native was originally drafted by Philadelphia in the first round, 27th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
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