Blues Renew Chris Porter, Anthony Peluso and Brett Sonne
July 16, 2012
St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has re-signed forwards Chris Porter, Anthony Peluso and Brett Sonne to one-year, two-way contracts.
Porter, 28, appeared in a career-high 47 games for the Blues this past season recording seven points (four goals, three assists). He also played in two games for the Rivermen, tallying one assist and two penalty minutes. He ranks second all-time in Peoria’s AHL history with 272 games played and is also among the top-10 in goals (41), assists (71), points (112), penalty minutes (262) and game-winning goals (9).
Overall, the 6’1”, 210-pound forward has played in 98 career National Hockey League (NHL) games, all with the Blues, posting 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) and 27 penalty minutes. The Toronto, Ontario native was originally drafted by Chicago in the ninth round, 282nd overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He was signed by the Blues as a free agent on Aug. 21, 2007.
Peluso, 23, played in 61 games for the Peoria Rivermen this past season, posting nine points (four goals, five assists) and a team-leading 159 penalty minutes. The 6’3”, 235-pound forward and native of North York, Ontario, was originally drafted by the Blues in the sixth round, 160th overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. In his three seasons with the Rivermen, Peluso has appeared in 148 games and totaled 318 penalty minutes.
Sonne, 23, played in 70 games for the Rivermen this past season, registering 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) along with 40 penalty minutes. The 6’0”, 195-pound forward and native of Chilliwack, British Columbia, was originally drafted by the Blues in the third round, 85th overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Sonne has played all 209 games of his professional career with Peoria and has totaled 24 goals, 26 assists, for 50 points and 188 penalty minutes in three seasons.