ST. LOUIS – Lewiston Maineiacs forward David Perron signed a contract with the St. Louis Blues.

Perron, 19, currently playing for Canada in the eight-game Super Series with Russia, was unavailable for comment.

“David has tremendous creativity and offensive skill,” Blues President John Davidson said in a statement. “We are looking forward to watching him compete against NHL caliber players at training camp.”

Perron led the Maineiacs in scoring last year with 83 points during the regular season. His 39 goals led all rookies in the QMJHL and was second in overall scoring.

The 5-foot-11, 183-pound player was the 26th player drafted in the first round of the NHL draft in June.

Following the series with Russia, where he has two goals and four assists, Perron will attend the Blues’ training camp. NHL rules allow him to remain with the team for the first 10 games of the regular season.

The Blues will have until the end of October to decide if Perron remains in St. Louis or returns to the Maineiacs.

At 19, Perron is too young to play in the AHL.


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