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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:05 am 
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Updated w/ the Post Dispatch story:

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/hockey/p ... b5613.html

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Blues forward Chris Porter has agreed to terms on a two-year, one-way contract extension, the club announced today.

Porter, who will turn 29 in May, was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

The one-way deal is of much significance for Porter, an undrafted winger out of the University of North Dakota who was signed as a free agent in 2007. Over the past seven years, he has had four two-way agreements with the club, in which he makes a minor-league salary when assigned to Peoria of the American Hockey League.

Under his new contract, Porter will be guaranteed an NHL salary. The deal will pay him $650,000 in 2013-14 and $700,000 in 2014-15.

Porter has been a reliable player on the shuttle from Peoria to St. Louis, which includes 10 assignments to the Rivermen in his career. In 272 games in the AHL, he has 41 goals and 112 points, and in 113 NHL games, playing a grinder role for the club, he has nine goals and 18 points.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:07 am 
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Great move. I really like the kid and it already addresses one of the 'spots' we were going to have to fill for next year.

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Perfect. Solid depth on the cheap. Doesn't get much better than that.

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#stlblues announce a two-year, one-way contract extension for forward Chris Porter.


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Porter's deal is $650,000 in 2013-14 and $700,000 in 2014-15. #stlblues


I love this move. If I was the one giving out roster spots, he would have one for good starting next year. Great high energy checking forward.

Seeing as it's a one way contract, he can't really be going anywhere, but to a roster spot.

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dmiles2186 wrote:
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#stlblues announce a two-year, one-way contract extension for forward Chris Porter.


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Porter's deal is $650,000 in 2013-14 and $700,000 in 2014-15. #stlblues


I love this move. If I was the one giving out roster spots, he would have one for good starting next year. Great high energy checking forward.

Seeing as it's a one way contract, he can't really be going anywhere, but to a roster spot.


Yep, I read the contract terms wrong. Thought it was another two way deal for him. He's just always been the guy shuffling between the AHL and NHL so it's good to see the organization realize his value and reward him for that.

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You have to give it to him. Chris Porter really put in the time and effort required to grind his way into a roster spot in the NHL. I'm glad to see him succeed and glad to see the organization reward him for the selfless work he has put in while with the club.

This is even more evidence that Langs is not being resigned, as if we needed any more.

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One way? I guess he's an NHL player now. I don't see him really ever getting up to the top 6.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:08 am 
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One way? I guess he's an NHL player now. I don't see him really ever getting up to the top 6.


Maybe not, but he's exactly what you want in a 3rd/4th liner. I don't know if this is a great comparison, but he reminds me a little bit of Sobotka. Not the most skilled player, but adequate enough and always giving 100%.

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I like Porter. He makes things happen by working his ass off. Plain and simple.
Good for him...and good for us.

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