Blues opt to bring back Ott

Special to the News-DemocratJuly 11, 2014 

The St. Louis Blues have resigned forward Steve Ott to a two-year contract, General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Thursday.

Ott, 31, joined the Blues via trade from Buffalo on Feb. 28. He went on to post three assists and 37 penalty minutes in 23 regular season games, as well as two assists and 14 penalty minutes in six postseason appearances.

Before his acquisition, Ott produced 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) and 55 penalty minutes in 59 regular season games as Buffalo's captain in 2013-14.

The 6-foot, 189-pound forward is a veteran of 11 NHL seasons, including stints with Dallas, Buffalo and St. Louis. Ott has complied 267 points (103 goals, 164 assists) in 696 career regular season games, as well as 1,355 penalty minutes, which ranks 6th among active skaters.

He has appeared in the postseason six times, logging seven points (three goals, four assists) and 46 penalty minutes in 40 games.

The Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada native was originally drafted by Dallas in the first round, 25th overall, of the 2000 NHL draft.

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