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Blues re-sign Petteri Lindbohm

St. Louis Blues' Petteri Lindbohm, of Finland, plays against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

The St. Louis Blues have agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with defenseman Petteri Lindbohm for the upcoming 2017-18 season, the team announced on Monday.

Lindbohm spent the majority of last season as a member of the team’s AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. Down in the AHL, he scored eight goals and added eight assists over the course of 52 regular-season games, before adding a goal and three assists in nine playoff games.

During his time up with St. Louis last season, he did not accrue a point in seven NHL contests. It marks the second consecutive year in which he did not total a point while a member of the main roster, having gone scoreless in 2015-16 across 10 games.

The Blues nabbed Lindbohm in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft out of Helsinki, Finland. Prior to signing his deal to join the Blues’ organization before the 2014-15 season, he played professionally in his native Finland beginning in 2011.

Now 23 years old, he has twice represented his country in international play, first at the World Juniors U18 in 2011, followed by the primary World Juniors two years later. In his second appearance, he dished out a pair of assists in six games, his first international points.

St. Louis will now return another member of its defensive front for the upcoming year, which is slated to begin on Sept. 19 with a preseason game against the Dallas Stars. The regular-season opener will come on Oct. 4 when the team travels to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.



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