Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Blues continue to add depth, sign Mueller

Former first round pick by Coyotes signs 
one-year, two-way deal looking to resurrect NHL career

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues continued to fortify their depth after signing forward Peter Mueller to a one-year, two-way contract.

Terms were not disclosed.

The 26-year-old Mueller, who was the eighth pick of the 2006 NHL Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes, led the Swiss-A League in goals (24) after playing for Kloten.  Mueller had 46 points in 49 games.
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Former first round pick Peter Mueller last played
in the NHL with Florida.  He signed a one-year,
two-way  contract with the Blues Tuesday. 

Mueller suffered a serious concussion with the Colorado Avalanche in 2010 against the San Jose Sharks when he was tracking a puck down and hit by then-Sharks defenseman Rob Blake.

Mueller, a Bloomington, Minn. native, attempted a comeback the following season but re-injured his head in a preseason game and never returned to the ice for the Avalanche in 2010-11. He has been searching to find the game that led him to score 22 goals and 54 points in 81 games his rookie season with the Coyotes.

Mueller will likely start the season with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League but he adds to the mix in a line of strong depth signings by Blues general manager Doug Armstrong this off-season.

Mueller last  played in the NHL for the Florida Panthers in 2012-13. He scored eight goals and finished with 17 points in 43 games.

Armstrong has also brought on former NHL players Benn Ferriero, Jeremy Welsh, and John McCarthy in recent weeks, along with former Blues pick Philip McRae.

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