St. Louis Blues

Blues bring back forward Perron, sign goalie Allen to four-year extension

Forward David Perron on Friday was welcomed back by the St. Louis Blues, who also signed goalied Jake Allen to a new contract.

Perron, 28, who played with Pittsburgh and Anaheim last season, received a two-year, $7.5-million contract. Perron has spent six of his nine seasons with the Blues.

The 6-foot, 200-pound Perron had four goals and 12 assists in 43 games with Pittsburgh, then had eight goals and 12 assists in 28 games with Anaheim. Perron also dressed in seven postseason games with the Ducks, tallying one goal and two assists.

The Sherbrooke, Quebec, native was drafted by the Blues in the first round (26th overall) in 2007. Perron has appeared in 570 regular-season games with the Blues, Edmonton, Pittsburgh and Anaheim, collecting 141 goals and191 assists, with 446 penalty minutes.

Perron has three goals and 10 assists in 31 career postseason games.

Allen, who will be the Blues’ No. 1 goalie after the recent trade of Brian Elliott to Calgary, received a four-year, $17.4-million extension.

Allen, 25, appeared in 47 games last season and posted a 26-15-3 record along with a 2.35 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage. His six shutouts ranked second among all goaltenders.

A second-round pick (34th overall) of the Blues in 2008, Allen has dressed in 99 career regular-season games, accumulating a 57-26-7 record, a 2.34 goals-against average, a .915 save percentage and 11 shutouts.

In addition, the 6-3, 201-pounder has gone 3-5 with a 2.29 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage in 12 career postseason games.

Since his first career game Feb. 5, 2013, the Fredericton, New Brunswick, native owns the NHL’s fourth-best win percentage (.672) among goalies with at least 50 games played.

The Blues also signed goaltender Carter Hutton to a two-year, $2.25-million contract.

Hutton, 30, dressed in 17 regular-season games last season with the Nashville Predators, posting a 7-5-4 record along with a 2.33 goals-against average, a .918 save percentage and two shutouts.

The 6-1, 195-pound Hutton has spent each of his three NHL seasons with the Predators, accumulating a 33-23-12 mark in 75 regular-season games, with a 2.55 goals-against average, a .910 save percentage and four shutouts.

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