Bordeleau, 27, was originally Minnesota draftee in 2004. He finally cracked the NHL last year spending eight years kicking around the QMJHL, ECHL and AHL (with a brief one-game appearance playing Canadian University hockey.)
The 6-foot-6, 220-pound winger had a decent rookie campaign, appearing in 46 games for the Avs while scoring 2G-3A-5PTS in just over six minutes of ice time per game.
He also racked up 70 PIM, largely by doing stuff like this:
The contract is believed to be a multi-year deal. Financial terms have not yet been released.
Fights, hits and a blown kiss: Stars and Blues get nasty
Sometimes a final score is misleading. In the case of the St. Louis Blues’ 6-1 thrashing of the Dallas Stars, it might just be the start of the story.
Honestly, the most positive thing the Stars can say is “Well, at least it was just one game.”
It was one ugly game, however, and now the Blues hold a 2-1 series lead with a chance to really take control if they can win Game 4 at home.
The Blues dominated just about every category on Tuesday, firing more shots on goal, enjoying better special teams play and throwing more hits. They even blocked a higher number of shots, which often isn’t the case for the squad that carries play.
This leaves the Stars picking up the pieces, especially when it comes to their work in their own end.
Do you put greater blame on struggling goaliesKari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi or is this more about the Stars’ lax defensive coverage? The scary answer may be “Both,” and the Stars likely know that they need to find answers quickly.