Chaminade Prep continues to churn out more than its fair
share of National Hockey League players, two of which have landed with the Blues in the
past few weeks. First, it was Paul Stastny on July 1. Now, a little over two
weeks later, the Blues announce that they have signed another former Chaminade Prep
player in defenseman Chris Butler.
In an offseason in which the Blues signed the NHL’s top free
agent, the strangest turn of events came on Thursday as the Blues announced
they had re-signed center Steve Ott to a two-year deal. But the signing of Ott
wasn’t the surprise of the day. That shock came about 20 minutes later when
rumors began swirling that restricted free agent Vladimir Sobotka had signed
with a team in the Kontinental Hockey League.