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Penguins agree to terms on one-year deal with St. Louis defenseman

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By Mike Prisuta
Friday, July 10, 2009
 

The Penguins have signed free-agent defenseman Jay McKee to a one-year, $800,000 contract.

McKee, who will turn 32 on Sept. 8, is a former first-round pick (14th overall) of the Buffalo Sabres in 1995.

He spent his last three seasons in St. Louis, appearing in 69 regular-season games and four playoff games for the Blues this season.

"My main goal, my main hope was to have interest from a team much like the Pittsburgh Penguins, a team with a winning atmosphere, a winning tradition, great management, great owners and a great chemistry," McKee said.

McKee, 6-foot-4 and 203 pounds, has 20 goals and 95 assists for 115 points in 740 career NHL regular-season games.

He finished seventh in the NHL in blocked shots in 2008-09 with 185, and helped the Blues finish No. 3 in penalty-killing (83.8 percent).

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