The St. Louis Blues have traded David Perron to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Magnus Paajarvi and a 2014 second-round draft pick.
This swap of recent first round picks highlights the fact that both player may have needed a change of scenery to thrive, and maybe more importantly, St. Louis still needs to resign franchise defenseman Alex Pietrangelo and power forward Chris Stewart.
Perron, 25, has a cap hit of $3.8 million that runs for another three-years. Edmonton will have no problem absorbing that in hopes that the young flashy dangler can overcome a history of concussions and flourish in their run and gun offense.
In Paarjavi, the Blues receive the former 2009, 10th overall pick. St. Louis management believes coach Ken Hitchcock’s system may be better suited for the 2-way 6’3 208 pound winger who has seen his point totals decline every year since he entered the league three-years ago.
In what was a shortened NHL season, Perron tallied 10 goals and 15 assists for St. Louis w...