After a solid year, with a disappointing finish, with the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, David Perron had priced himself right out of their plans, combined with being a healthy scratch in a few occasions in the playoffs, certainly didn't help things much.
Perron, who was selected by the Knights at the expansion draft from the St. Louis Blues, will return to the Blues through free agency on Sunday, signing a new 4-year, $16 million deal to do so.
Adding the 30-year old forward back into the mix, where they had already added Brayden Schenn last season, looks like a pretty good move on paper. Perron finished last season with 16 goals and 66 points in 70 games for the Golden Knights and if he can put up those kind of numbers again, he could really add another dimension to this team in their top six.
If the Blues can somehow get some of their youth to stick to the big club next season, they could be a fun team to watch and one that could really benefit the hockey pool community.
|Vladimir Tarasenko||7.500||Alex Pietrangelo||6.500||Jake Allen||4.350|
|Alexander Steen||5.750||Colton Parayko||5.500||Ville Husso||0.848|
|Jaden Schwartz||5.350||Jay Bouwmeester||5.400|
|Brayden Schenn||5.125||Carl Gunnarsson||2.900|
|David Perron||4.000||Robert Bortuzzo||1.150|
|Patrik Berglund||3.850||Vince Dunn||0.723|
|Vladimir Sobotka||3.500||Chris Butler||0.650|
The Blues are still in decent shape, against the salary cap ceiling, after this early morning signing, still showing under $10.7 million left to go, with the current 23-man projected roster above. I would be looking at St. Louis to shore up their RFA situation here soon too, with Robby Fabbri and Joel Edmundson among those still in need of deals.