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Scandella agrees to four-year contract extension with Blues

by St. Louis Blues / Digital Release

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the team has agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension for defenseman Marco Scandella.

The deal is worth $3.275 million per year.

Scandella, 30, was originally acquired by the Blues via trade from the Montreal Canadiens on Feb. 18.

The 6-foot-3, 212-pound defenseman has dressed in 11 games for the Blues, logging one assist and four penalty minutes. Prior to joining the team, Scandella appeared in 51 games between the Canadiens (20) and Buffalo Sabres (31) this season, totaling 12 points (four goals, eight assists), a plus-10 rating and 16 penalty minutes.

The Montreal, Quebec, native was originally drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the second round (No. 55 overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft. Across 10 seasons and 580 career regular-season games, Scandella has recorded 137 points (42 goals, 95 assists) and 231 penalty minutes. He has also played in 39 career postseason games, recording nine points (six goals, three assists) and six penalty minutes.

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