has found a new NHL home, signing a one-year contract with the St. Louis Blues
, it was announced Tuesday.
A seventh-round pick by Colorado in the 2001 Entry Draft, Svatos played parts of six seasons with the Avalanche, totaling 96 goals and 164 points in 316 games. He also has 2 goals and 7 points in 14 career playoff games.
His best season came as a rookie, when he had a career-high 32 goals and 50 points.
Svatos, 28, made 19 appearances with the Kontinental Hockey League's (KHL) Omsk Avangard this season, recording 3 goals and 8 points.