Blues sign veteran F Scottie Upshall to one-year deal

Scottie Upshall will play his 13th season in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues. 

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St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Monday the club has signed forward Scottie Upshall to a one-year, two-way contract.

Upshall, 31, dressed in 63 regular season games with the Florida Panthers last season, posting 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) and 28 penalty minutes.

The 6-foot, 200-pound forward is a veteran of 12 NHL seasons, including stints with Florida, Columbus, Phoenix, Philadelphia and Nashville. Overall, the Fort McMurray, Alberta, native has accumulated 234 points (115 goals, 119 assists) and 480 penalty minutes in 553 career regular season games, as well as 10 points (four goals, six assists) and 48 penalty minutes in 26 career postseason games.

Upshall was originally drafted by Nashville in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.