St. Louis Blues hire Steve Ott as assistant coach

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Steve Ott. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

The St. Louis Blues have hired Steve Ott as an assistant coach.

Ott played 848 games over a 13-season career with Dallas, Buffalo, St. Louis, Detroit, and Montreal.

The forward finished his playing career with 109 goals, 288 points, and 1,555 penalty minutes.

“Steve was a competitor on the ice as a player and I expect him to bring that energy in this role,” said Blues head coach Mike Yeo in a release. “He was highly respected as a player and a person among his teammates and I believe he will be a huge asset to our staff.”

“I am very proud of my playing career and will devote the same work ethic to my coaching career,” said Ott. “The Blues organization is very special to me and my family and I’m excited to take the next step in my hockey career with this franchise.”

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