Carlo Colaiacovo Signs with the St. Louis Blues
That was the word out of St. Louis on Thursday as the club officially announced it?d signed Colaiacovo to a one-year, $550,000 deal.
?With Jordan Leopold out for a significant period, we wanted to bring an experienced player into our group of seven,? Blues GM Doug Armstrong in a statement. ?Being a former Blue, Carlo is familiar with our organization which should make for an easy transition.?
Colaiacovo, 30, enjoyed his finest NHL season with the Blues in 2009-10, scoring a career-high seven goals and 32 points while appearing in 67 games.
Toronto?s first-round pick (17th overall) at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Colaiacovo has always been known as a skilled offensive defenseman, but one that struggles with the defensive side of the game and has issues staying healthy.
Source: Mike Halford, NBC Sports