Chris Stewart announced through Twitter that he has signed a two-year extension with the St. Louis Blues. The forward had an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 22nd, but the Blues and Stewart were able to reach an agreement prior to the hearing.
Stewart's announcement can be seen in the Tweet below:
On the eve of my wedding in proud to announce that I will be spending the next 2 yrs in STL.... #bluesssssss
— chris stewart (@CstewSTL25) July 19, 2013
Congratulations to Stewart on his new deal and on his upcoming wedding.
Stewart's deal is believed to be worth $4.1 million in 2013-14 and $4.2 in 2014-15. Stewart receives a decent raise compared to the $3 million he earned in 2012-13. Stewart led the Blues in points (38) and in goals scored (18) during the abbreviated season.
Is this a strong deal for the Blues? Definitely. It's believed Stewart wanted a longer deal worth more money (some reports say he turned down a deal comparable to Oshie's five-ye...