Colorado’s newest hockey team announced today the signing of former St. Louis Blues draft pick Brett Lutes.

Brett Lutes

Courtesy of the Dayton Gems

 

Lutes is entering his fourth season in the CHL and is no stranger to playing hockey in Colorado. He spent the 2009-10 season with the Colorado Eagles, now in the ECHL, where he tallied 50 points in 54 games before bowing out of the first round in the postseason.

Most recently, Lutes played for the Dayton Gems, continuing his near point-per-game production across two seasons. Last year he managed 20 goals and 42 assists in 62 games and finished second on the team in scoring. A hard-nosed hockey guy, the 6’1″, 195 pound left wing brings with him both experience and a reputation around the league – he starred in the 2012 CHL All-Star Game against the Arizona Sundogs.

 

“Brett is a veteran scorer who also brings some key playmaking ability to our roster,” said Cutthroats Head Coach Derek Armstrong said in a release.  “He has played in this league for the past three years and is familiar with the competition we’ll be facing on a nightly basis.  He will help us succeed on the ice.

 

While it is unclear whether he will be paired with recent signee Luke Fulghum or not, Lutes is sure to make an impact no matter where he lines up. The former 7th round draft pick (2000) has 162 goals and 255 assists in his 480 game career.

Brett Lutes

Courtesy of the Dayton Gems

What do you think? Is this roster shaping up to be successful?