Blues sign Ferriero

The St. Louis Blues, NHL affiliate of the AHL’s Chicago Wolves, have signed forward Benn Ferriero to a one-year, two-way contract.

Ferriero, 27, spent the majority of last season with the American Hockey League’s Utica Comets, ranking third on the club with 39 points and second with 19 goals in 54 regular-season appearances.

In addition, Ferriero dressed in two games with the Vancouver Canucks in 2013-14.

Overall, the 5-foot-11, 187-pound forward has appeared in 232 AHL games with Worcester, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Connecticut and Utica, registering 71 goals and 101 assists for 172 points. He has also tallied 14 goals and nine assists for 23 points in 98 career NHL contests with San Jose, the New York Rangers and Vancouver. He also has one goal in eight Stanley Cup Playoff matches.

A National Champion with Boston College in 2008, Ferriero has also totaled 172 points (71 goals, 101 assists) in 232 AHL regular season games, and six points (four goals, two assists) in 11 AHL playoff appearances.

The Boston, Mass., native won a national championship at Boston College in 2008 and was originally drafted by Phoenix in the seventh round of the 2006 Entry Draft.