St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - The St. Louis Blues retained the
services of restricted free agent forward David Perron on Thursday, signing
him to a four-year contract.
"We're excited to have David in the fold for the next four years," said Blues
general manager Doug 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."
Despite missing the first 25 games of the regular season due to the after-
effects of a concussion suffered at the hands of San Jose's Joe Thornton in
November of 2010, Perron recovered to post 21 goals and 21 assists with
a career-high plus-19 rating in 57 regular-season games. He added one goal and
five points in nine playoff contests.
The 24-year-old native of Quebec has racked up 74 goals and 173 points in 292
games, all with the Blues, since 2007.
"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."
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