Perron Stays with Blues

April 12, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues left wing David Perron (57) takes a shot against the San Jose Sharks during the first overtime period in game one of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

 The St. Louis Blues have signed restricted free agent David Perron to a four year deal keeping him with the Blues until at least the 2015-2016 season.  Perron played in only 57 regular season games last year due to injuries, but was able to score 21 goals and had 21 assists.

Perron is only 24 years old, but is part of a core of young Blues talent.  Perron seemed to take a big step forward in his NHL career despite missing time due to injuries.

If Perron can stay healthy and continue to improve he could be an easy 30 goal scorer for the St. Louis Blues next season.  The Blues will count on Perron to become a bigger part of the offense next season.

With the recent free agent activity some may think the Blues have not really done much.  The Blues have done a good job of signing the organizations free agents and were able to sign players like Chris Stewart and Barret Jackman before they hit the free agent market.

I think head coach Ken Hitchcock has extreme confidence in the players he coached last season and most of them seemed to buy into his system.  Right now the Blues are not going to over spend in the free agent market just to bring a player in, but end up losing several players they currently have over the next couple of years.

Topics: Barrett Jackman, Chris Stewart, David Perron, Ken Hitchcock, NHL, St. Louis Blues, Stanley Cup

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