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ST. LOUIS - The Blues made numerous offensive moves on Friday afternoon, announcing deals with four new forwards. Keith Aucoin signed a one-year deal, Mark Mancari and Alexandre Bolduc each drew one-year, two-way contracts while Maxim Lapierre landed a two-year commitment.
Aucoin, 34, dressed in 41 games with the New York Islanders last season posting 12 points including six goals and six assists to go along with four penalty minutes. In addition, the 5'8, 171-pound forward appeared in 34 games with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Toronto Marlies, registering 37 points (10 goals, 27 assists) and 40 penalty minutes.
Mancari, 27, dressed in 76 games for the American Hockey League's (AHL) Rochester Americans last season, posting 61 points including 22 goals and 39 assists to go along with 68 penalty minutes.
The 6'4, 208-pound forward has appeared in 42 National Hockey League (NHL) games during his career, including stints with Buffalo and Vnacouver, totaling 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) and 22 penalty minutes.
Bolduc, 28, dressed in 14 games with Phoenix last season posting two penalty minutes. In addition, the 6'3, 200-pound forward appeared in 56 games for the American Hockey League's (AHL) Portland Pirates, tallying 51 points including 24 goals and 27 assists to go along with 90 penalty minutes.
Bolduc has appeared in 62 National Hockey League (NHL) games during his career, including stints with Vancouver and Phoenix, totaling five points (two goals, three assists) and 42 penalty minutes. Bolduc signed a one-year, two-way contract.
Lapierre, 28, dressed in 48 games for Vancouver last season, posting 10 points including four goals and six assists to go along with 45 penalty minutes. In addition, the 6'2, 207-pound forward registered six penalty minutes in four postseason games.
Overall, Lapierre has appeared in eight National Hockey League (NHL) seasons, including stints with Montreal, Anaheim and Vnacouver, totaling 113 points (54 goals, 59 assists) and 476 penalty minutes in 463 regular season games. In 69 career postseason games, Lapierre has tallied 13 points (six goals, seven assists) and 140 penalty minutes.
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The Blues have signed Keith Aucoin to a one-year, $625,000 contract. The 34-year-old center joins the Blues after spending the 2012-13 season skating with the New York Islanders. Aucoin has been in the NHL since 2005-06, spending time with the Carolina Hurricanes, Washington Capitals and the previously mentioned Islanders.
Aucoin isn't the flashiest signing on the first...
The New York Islanders have agreed to re-sign goalie Evgeni Nabokov, and have added two more players in the first hour of the NHL's free-agency period.
The team announced Friday that it had also agreed to sign forwards Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Peter Regin to one-year deals.
Nabokov was the key move for the Islanders. The 37-year-old had a 23-11-7 record and three shutouts in...
Yesterday, I previewed some of the forwards General Manager Garth Snow could be targeting when the free agent period opens up tomorrow. Today, I preview some of the defensemen and goalies the Isles could be looking to add to the roster.
The Islanders are not going to be in the market for the few higher end defensemen that will be available tomorrow. With four defensemen under contract...
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11:45AM: The free agent market opens in about 15 minutes. It will be very interesting to see what the Islanders do today. We all know that they are in desperate need of goaltending. If the Isles do not get a goalie today, relax, it is not the end of the world. The goalies are the market are underwhelming, and a trade might be a better route...
#Isles have re-signed G Evgeni Nabokov to a 1-year, $3.25 million deal.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) July 5, 2013
Follow @BBSuns // As per Arthur Staple, the New York Islanders, after having lost out on the Ray Emery sweeps, have re-signed goaltender Evgeni Nabokov to a 1 year, $3.25 million dollar deal. #Isles have re-signed G Evgeni Nabokov to a 1-year, $3.25 million deal. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) July 5, 2013 Here are Nabakov’s career stats courtesy of espn.com: [...]
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Day one in the NHL's free agency period proved to be a busy day for the Islanders. General Manager Garth Snow filled some holes by signing forwards Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Peter Regin, re-signing goaltender Evgeni Nabokov, and re-signing defenseman...
Travis Hamonic 7 years with New York Islanders at 27M total #TSN
— Aaron Ward (@aaronward_nhl) July 5, 2013
PM Bouchard 1 yr @2 M to New York Islanders #TSN
— Aaron Ward (@aaronward_nhl) July 5, 2013
The St. Louis Blues signed free agent forward Maxim Lapierre to a two-year contract and gave forward Keith Aucoin a one-year deal.
The 28-year-old Lapierre had four goals and six assists in 48 games with Vancouver, and appeared in four playoff games. The 34-year-old Aucoin had six goals and six assists in 41 games with the Islanders.
St. Louis also signed forwards Mark Mancari...
The Blues have signed Maxim Lapierre to a two-year, $2.2 million contract. The average hit against the salary cap is $1.1 million (math is fun!), but the center will earn $1 million in 2013-14 and $1.2 million in 2014-15, per Bob McKenzie.
The Blues have been in desperate need for help down the middle of the ice. They've addressed that need - to an extent - by signing...
As the NHL Free Agency period officially got underway today, the Blues have made some noise. The Calgary Flames have acquired former Blues defenseman Kris Russell in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2014.
Right after the trade to Calgary, the Blues and former New York Islanders center Keith Aucoin had agreed to a one-year deal worth $625K. Aucoin, 34, played in 41 games last...
Maxim Lapierre signed a 2 year contract with Blues. #RDS
— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) July 5, 2013
Max Lapierre's deal with STL is for two years and a total of $2.2M.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
The St. Louis Blues have signed center Maxim Lapierre to a two year, 2.2M contract, 1.0M in year one, 1.2M year two. Lapierre, 28, isn’t going to be the guy to “wow’ you offensively, but he is going to bring an element to the Blues they have been lacking. A pest. They haven’t had anyone to really get under the [...]
from Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
The arrival of (Derek) Roy and the rambunctious forward Maxim Lapierre freshened up this team’s front-line chemistry. Ideally, Armstrong will now subtract one of his veteran goaltenders, re-sign Allen for the No. 2 role and wedge Pietrangelo and Stewart under the salary cap.
If all that happens the Blues will have enough...