Jeff Woywitka Returns to Blues/Rivermen
St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed defenseman Jeff Woywitka to a one-year, two-way contract.
Woywitka, 28, appeared in 27 games for the New York Rangers in 2011-12 recording six points (one goal, five assists) and eight penalty minutes while also dressing in six games for the Rangers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Connecticut Whale, tallying three assists and six penalty minutes.
A former Blue, Woywitka played in 152 games with the club from 2005 to 2009 posting 35 points (six goals, 29 assists) and 106 penalty minutes. During his first stint in Peoria, Woywitka played in 153 games and totaled 10 goals, 69 assists and 120 penalty minutes.
Overall, the 6'3, 227-pound defenseman has appeared in 278 career National Hockey League (NHL) games including stints with St. Louis, Dallas and New York amassing 55 points (nine goals, 46 assists) and 149 penalty minutes.
The Vermilion, Alberta native was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round, 27th overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
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