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Steve Ott | Winger

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
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Steve Ott has agreed to a two-year, $5.2 million contract extension with the St. Louis Blues.
The Blues acquired Ott from the Buffalo Sabres as part of the Ryan Miller trade. He's known primarily for his gritty play, but he does chip in offensively. He had 23 points and 92 penalty minutes in 82 games in 2013-14. Jul 10 - 10:44 AM

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It was speculated prior to the start of free agency that Steve Ott might circle back to the Buffalo Sabres, but that appears to be far less likely now.

The Sabres have been busy during the free agent period thus far, while adding Brian Gionta, Matt Moulson, Josh Gorges and Andrej Meszaros. "I don't know if he's a possibility," said GM Tim Murray. "I certainly reflected on what we did and was very happy with what we did." Ott is still out there as an unrestricted free agent.
Jul 3 - 9:39 AM

The St. Louis Blues would like to re-sign Steve Ott, but the negotiations have "gone quiet," according to GM Doug Armstrong.

That meshes with a recent report from Craig Custance. The Blues acquired Ott from the Buffalo Sabres as part of the Ryan Miller deal. "He's a really good sort of jack of all trades," Armstrong said. "He can go up and down in your lineup. Obviously I don't think there's any more expanded growth in Steve Ott's game — he is what he is. We want to do fair contracts, but we don’t want to be anybody's retirement package."
Jun 22 - 10:13 AM

There's nothing new to report on contract talks between Steve Ott and the St. Louis Blues.

It looks like he'll be available as an unrestricted free agent in July and Craig Custance of ESPN believes Ott could end up back with the Buffalo Sabres. Ott was the captain of the team before he was traded to the Blues as part of the Ryan Miller deal.
Jun 21 - 6:13 PM

Steve Ott's tenure with the St. Louis Blues could be at an end.

"I don't know what my situation is. It's way too early to even think about that," he said. "I don't want to think about that. I'm still thinking I'm running for a Cup right now." He was acquired from Buffalo as part of the Ryan Miller deal and can become an unrestricted free agent in July. Ott didn't get a goal in 29 games, including the playoffs, with the Blues. He also had a minus-15 rating. Ott picked up three assists in the regular season and another two during the team's first-round playoff exit versus Chicago.
Apr 29 - 7:20 AM

Steve Ott doesn't have a goal since becoming a member of the St. Louis Blues.

He has appeared in 24 regular season games and four playoff contests with his new squad after joining the Blues. Ott has two assists in the postseason and one of them came Wednesday night. He also picked four penalty minutes and seven hits.
Apr 24 - 4:06 PM

With T.J. Oshie out, St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock started Steve Ott on the top line with David Backes and Alex Steen.

It seemed to work out fine as the Blues defeated the Hawks in overtime and the Backes line was very effective. Look for Ott to continue to play alongside Backes and Steen until Oshie returns.
Apr 18 - 1:41 PM

Steve Ott and the Blues were shut out by the Stars on Friday night, losing for the fifth straight game and essentially losing their grip on the Central Division.

The Blues will need to beat the Red Wings on Sunday and the Avalanche to lose their final to games to have any shot at the division title. Steve Ott has struggled significantly since the trade from Buffalo, as the feisty 31 year old has just three assists and is a -12 in 22 games with his new club.
Apr 11 - 11:45 PM

Steve Ott is excited to play against his former Buffalo teammates on Thursday night.

"I'm looking forward to it a lot, but I'm trying to take it like any game where you have friends out there," Ott said. "I'm just going to be myself and I expect them to be the same. There's no friends on the ice, but what's said and done on the ice stays there and gets forgotten pretty quick. I'm going to play hard against them and expect them to play hard at me. You owe that to the league." Ex-Sabres netminder Ryan Miller will be on the bench for the match and Brian Elliott will start instead. Ott was the captain for Buffalo before he was shipped to St. Louis, along with Miller, just before the trade deadline.
Apr 3 - 10:29 AM

Steve Ott will once again play alongside Derek Roy, with whom he played briefly in Buffalo.

The Blues' forward lines will remain the same as they have for the past three games that has produced three victories. Alexander Steen will skate on the first unit alongside David Backes and T.J. Oshie, while Jaden Schwartz, Patrik Berglund and Vladimir Tarasenko will form the second line. Derek Roy will skate between Ott and Brenden Morrow, while Magnus Paajarvi, Maxim Lapierre and Ryan Reaves will be the fourth unit. Despite playing very well this past week, Paajarvi's spot is going to be threatened when Vladimir Sobotka returns from injury in the next 10 days.
Mar 8 - 12:55 PM

Steve Ott was credited with three hits in his St. Louis debut Sunday night.

His grittiness should allow him to fit in nicely with the "heavy" play of the Blues. "This is a team that plays hard," Ott said. "They play a well-structured game. My style of play hopefully fits in that mold. I'm just trying to help compete and help push that pace. Hopefully I contribute in some facet." He also recorded two shots and finished with just under 14 minutes of ice time.
Mar 3 - 2:21 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have traded Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues along with Ryan Miller.

The Blues gave up Chris Stewart as part of the same deal and Ott is likely to end up filling a similar role with St. Louis. Ott is a gritty player that will contribute occasionally offensively. For him, the biggest change from a fantasy perspective will be his plus/minus increasing from its horrid minus-26.
Feb 28 - 7:13 PM

Steve Ott didn't join the Buffalo Sabres for their pregame warmups.

It's possible that Buffalo is holding Ott out with the intention of trading him before the night is over. Ryan Miller is a late scratch after being penciled in as the team's starter and it's possible that both players are involved in the same trade.
Feb 28 - 6:34 PM

Steve Ott is expected to be the subject of plenty of trade rumors heading into the March 5 deadline.

He has leadership qualities and grit, which could help a contending team down the stretch and in the playoffs. Ott is also eligible for unrestricted free agency this summer and he hasn't had any talks with the Sabres on a contract extension. To his credit, he said he would like to stay in Buffalo, but he knows the decision may not be solely up to him. "I am professional enough to know the business side of things and what the situation is here as well," said the Sabres captain. "We'll see how it all plays out in the next two weeks."
Feb 24 - 10:12 AM

Steve Ott potted his 100th career in Tuesday's loss to Florida.

He also added an assist and won 10 of his 16 faceoffs in Buffalo's 4-3 defeat. The Sabres captain has 16 points and 45 penalty minutes in 48 games this year.
Jan 22 - 6:43 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Backes
2Paul Stastny
3Patrik Berglund
4Jori Lehtera
5Maxim Lapierre
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Magnus Paajarvi
4Joakim Lindstrom
5Steve Ott
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Vladimir Tarasenko
3Chris Porter
4Ryan Reaves
D1Alex Pietrangelo
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Barret Jackman
5Carl Gunnarsson
6Jordan Leopold
7Ian Cole
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen