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ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager/Alt. Governor Doug Armstrong announced the club has agreed to terms on a seven-year deal for defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.
“We’re excited to have Alex in the fold for the next seven years as he will continue be a key component of our franchise,” said Armstrong. “He is an elite defenseman in this league and will be for years to come.”
Pietrangelo, 23, dressed in 47 games last season, leading the Blues’ defense with 24 points (five goals and 19 assists) while ranking 13th in ice time per game (25:06) among all National Hockey League (NHL) defensemen.
In the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Pietrangelo posted two points (one goal, one assist) in six games while tying for second on the club with a +2 rating.
$6.5M AAV on Pietrangelo's 7 year deal with STL.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) September 13, 2013
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ST. LOUIS -- Alex Pietrangelo wasn't a holdout for long -- if he ever was one in the first place.
The star defenseman has agreed to terms on a seven-year contract with the Blues, general manager Doug Armstrong announced Friday. The deal is worth a reported 6.5 million per season, or 45.5 million over the life of the contract.
"We're excited to have Alex in the fold...
ST. LOUIS -- If they could have their way, this would have been over by now.
The ink would be dry. Handshakes would have been made. Alex Pietrangelo would be back.
Sometimes it just doesn't work that way.
"That's the business side, where those guys have to figure that out," Blues captain David Backes said Thursday. "The sooner they can figure that out, and...
The St. Louis Blues and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo agreed on a seven-year, $45.5 million contract with a no-trade clause over the final three years, ending a brief holdout.
The deal was announced Friday, one day after the first practice of training camp. General manager Doug Armstrong said it was a strong signal that the Blues intend for the 23-year-old Pietrangelo, the fourth...
It’s a done deal. The saga is over as defenseman Alex Pietrangelo and the St. Louis Blues have agreed to a seven year deal, worth $6.5 million a year.
Pietrangelo is 23 years old and was drafted in the first round, fourth overall by the Blues in the 2008 draft. Pietrangelo led the Blues defense with 24 points, five goals and 19 assists in 47 games played in the regular season....
With a new deal in place, Alex Pietrangelo has a lot of reasons to be happy. (Jeff Roberson/Associated Press)
The Alex Pietrangelo waiting game is over for the St. Louis Blues.
As the highest-profile restricted free agent this offseason, Pietrangelo knew he would command a hefty salary on a long-term contract from the Blues, and that is just what he got. Jeremy Rutherford of the...
The St. Louis Blues have agreed to terms on a seven-year deal for 23-year-old defenseman Alex Pietrangelo the club announced today.
“We’re excited to have Alex in the fold for the next seven years as he will continue be a key component of our franchise” said Blues general manager Doug Armstrong in a release. “He is an elite defenseman in this league and will be for years...
The drama is over. The Blues and Alex Pietrangelo have finally reached a deal. The team announced on Friday afternoon that the defenseman has signed a seven-year, $45.5 million contract. The deal will pay Pietrangelo $6.5 million a year.
Widely considered to be one of the best defenders in the league, Pietrangelo will now be paid like one.
As seen in the team's...
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- One worked up an offseason sweat in St. Louis for the first time. The other returned to Russia to train with his dad. Two drastically different approaches that appear to have paid off.
"I'm really happy for those guys," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said Friday. "We said at the end of the year, we asked people to make some strides here, to do some...
Alex Pietrangelo signed a seven-year $45.5 million deal ($6.5 million annual cap hit) and will be in camp tomorrow. Fun times in St Louis and I think it's a great deal for all.
Like I said in the video posted below and then in the comments from yesterday's blog, he's earned this payday and it was just a matter of closing the gap. The Blues were asking him to give...
The St. Louis Blues officially began training camp on Thursday afternoon, taking the ice at the Scottrade Center for the first practice of the 2013-14 season.
Head coach Ken Hitchcock is entering his third season with the Blues, but it is his first season on the bench with the benefit of having a full training camp to prep his team to play his grueling, hard-nosed style of hockey...
It's early. Perhaps too early to even make any sound assessments. With that in mind, Ian Cole has arrived ready to play for the Blues, according to a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. During the first day of the team's camp, Cole was apparently the most impressive defenseman out on the ice.
Ken Hitchcock said:
To me, the most impressive guy today, of...
By Randall Ritchey (THG_Ritchey)
Image courtesy of Christian Petersen/Getty Images
The St. Louis Blues signed defenseman Alex Pietrangelo to a seven year, 45.5 million dollar deal yesterday. The 23 year old blueliner is not only the Blues’ number one defenseman but he is also among the top ten defenders in the league.
Doug Armstrong continues to show why he won the General...
St. Louis is an extremely busy sports town right now with the St. Louis Cardinals heading toward another playoff birth, the St. Louis Rams heading towards Atlanta to see old friend Steven Jackson and the St. Louis Blues starting practice and signing Alex Pietrangelo.
With all of that going on, it is never a bad time to take a look at the local St. Louis hoops scene and there have...