ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The St. Louis Blues made a few ripples in the pond, Friday, but no big splash, as the free agent signing period got underway.
General manager Doug Armstrong says they inked a two-year deal with former Vancouver forward Maxim Lapierre. The 28-year-old dressed in 48 games for the Canucks last season, posting 10 points (four goals and six assists) to go along with 45 penalty minutes. He’s an eight-year NHL veteran. The Blues will be Lapierre’s 4th team.
Former New York Islanders forward Keith Aucoin signed a one-year deal with St. Louis on Friday. The 34-year-old dressed in 41 games with New York last season posting 12 points (six goals and six assists) to go along with four penalty minutes. In addition, the 5-foot-8, 171-pound forward appeared in 34 games with the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Toronto Marlies, registering 37 points (10 goals, 27 assists) and 40 penalty minutes. The Blues will be Aucoin’s 4th NHL team in 9 seasons.