(KSDK Sports) -- Today the Blues officially announced the resigning of defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk.
"Kevin has been one of our most consistent performers over the last three years," said Armstrong. "In each of his first three seasons, Kevin has finished in the Top 25 in scoring by a defenseman and we expect him to continue to be among the NHL leaders."
Shattenkirk, 24, dressed in all 48 games this season ranking second among Blues defensemen in points (23), tying for the lead in goals (5) and power play goals (2) while slotting second among all Blues in power play assists (7). Since entering the National Hockey League (NHL) in 2010, Shattenkirk ranks fourth among all American-born defensemen in points (109) and slots fifth in both goals (23) and assists (86).
In 2011-12, his first full season with the Blues, Shattenkirk (43 points) and Alex Pietrangelo (51 points) became just the fourth set of defensemen in Blues history to each record over 40 points in the same season (the last two were Chris Pronger (47) and Al MacInnis (46) in 2001-02).
In addition, in 2010-11 Shattenkirk became just the second rookie defensemen in NHL history to record a point streak of at least nine games.
Overall, the 5'11, 207-pound defenseman has appeared in three NHL seasons accumulating 109 points including 23 goals and 86 assists to go along with 116 penalty minutes in 201 career regular season games while tallying four points (one goal, three assists) in 15 career postseason games.
The Greenwich, Connecticut native was originally acquired by the Blues along with Chris Stewart from Colorado on Feb. 19, 2011. He was drafted by Colorado in the first round, 14th overall, of the 2007 Entry Draft.