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Blues Sign David Perron to a Four-Year Contract

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Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick waits for the shot off the stick of St. Louis Blues David Perron in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on February 3, 2012.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick waits for the shot off the stick of St. Louis Blues David Perron in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on February 3, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Blues GM Doug Armstrong announced Thursday the club has signed forward David Perron to a four-year contract.

“We’re excited to have David in the fold for the next four years,” said Armstrong. “He made a great comeback by scoring 21 goals in 57 games. We’re comfortable with his health, and we’re confident that he will continue to build on his offense.”

“I love the city of St. Louis and I’m thrilled to play in front of these awesome fans for another four years,” said Perron. “We had an excellent regular season but we all feel this team has so much more to accomplish.”

Perron, 24, dressed in 57 regular season games for the Blues last season recording 42 points (21 goals, 21 assists) and 28 penalty minutes while also posting five points (one goal, four assists) and 10 penalty minutes in nine playoff games. Though he missed the first 25 games of the 2011-12 season due to concussion symptoms, Perron finished the regular season fifth on the Blues in points and assists, second in goals, fourth in plus/minus (+19 – careeer high), tied for fourth in power play goals (5) and tied for second in game-winning goals (4 – career high).

Overall, the 6’0, 200-pound forward has appeared in five National Hockey League (NHL) seasons (2007-2012), all with the Blues, totaling 173 points including 74 goals and 99 assists as well as 188 penalty minutes in 292 games. The Sherbrooke, Quebec native was originally drafted by the Blues in the first round, 26th overall, of the 2007 Entry Draft.

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