St. Louis Blues
Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Monday
the club has signed forward Brett
Sterling to a one-year, two-way contract.
“Brett has been a top goal scorer wherever he’s been
and gives our organization depth at the forward position,” said Armstrong.
Sterling, 27, spent the majority of this past
season with the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
dressing in 65 games and tallying 53 points including 27 goals and 26 assists
to go along with 88 penalty minutes. The 5’7”, 175-pound forward also appeared in seven games
with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2010-11 recording five points including three
goals and two assists as well as 16 penalty minutes.
His five-year AHL career has yielded 316 points
(171 goals, 145 assists) and 422 penalty minutes over 319 games. The
majority of those games have been spent with the Chicago Wolves where he was a part
of the 2008 Calder Cup championship. Sterling tallied 55 goals and 97
points in his first season with Chicago in 2006-07. His 55 goals led the AHL,
and he was awarded the Willie Marshall Award (goal-scoring champion) and Dudley
“Red” Garret Memorial Trophy as the top AHL rookie. Sterling was named to the
All-Rookie Team and an AHL First-Team All Star, as well as winning the All-Star
Game MVP, in 2007. Overall he has been
named to three All-Star teams (2007, 2008, 2010), and has 36 points in 52 AHL
Overall, Sterling has dressed in 26 NHL games between Atlanta and Pittsburgh posting nine
points (five goals, four assists) and 32 penalty minutes. The
Los Angeles, California native was originally drafted by Atlanta in the fifth
round, 145th overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Before turning pro, Sterling played four
seasons at Colorado College where he was twice a Hobey
Baker finalist and a two-time first-team All-America pick.