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Blues sign four layers, pick up option on fifth


© Associated Press Archive
July 2, 2000


It was a busy Saturday for St. Louis general manager Larry Pleau, as the Blues re-signed two players, signed two free agents and picked up the option on a fifth.


The Blues re-signed forwards Mike Eastwood and Tyson Nash. Eastwood played in 79 games last season for the Blues, scoring a career-high 19 goals and 34 points. Nash led both the team and the league's rookies in penalty minutes (150) and hits (193).


The Blues also signed free agents Sean Hill and Dallas Drake. Hill, a 10-year defenseman, set career highs of 13 goals, 31 assists and 44 points in 62 games with Carolina last season. Drake, a forward, had career highs in points (45) and assists (30) in 79 games with Phoenix.


Terms and lengths of the deals were not disclosed.


St. Louis also picked up the option for the final contract year of defenseman Marc Bergevin. He signed with the Blues as a free agent in 1996.