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Bortuzzo Signs Two-Year Deal

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to a two-year contract.

Bortuzzo, 26, first joined the Blues via trade from the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 2 last season. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound defenseman went on to post two points (one goal, one assist) and 25 penalty minutes in 13 regular season games with the Blues after logging six points (two goals, four assists) and 68 penalty minutes in 38 regular season games with the Penguins.

Overall Bortuzzo has appeared in four NHL seasons between St. Louis and Pittsburgh, accumulating 22 points (five goals, 17 assists) and 196 penalty minutes in 126 career regular season games.

He has also dressed in eight career postseason games, tallying one assist and four penalty minutes.

The Thunder Bay, Ontario, native was originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the third round (78th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

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