Found August 02, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
Yesterday the St. Louis Blues and defenseman Jay Bouwmeester agreed to a new five-year contract extension worth $27 million. Bouwmeester will be with St. Louis through the 2018-2019 season as he had one year left on his current deal. Bouwmeester, 29, was acquired by the Blues on April 1st in a trade with the Calgary Flames in exchange for Mark Cundari, Reto Berra, and this year’s conditional first and fourth round draft picks. Bouwmeester made his postseason debut last season with the Blues in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Kings and recorded his first career point with an assist in Game 4. Bouwmeester marks the sixth Blue to-resign along with Patrik Berglund, Kevin Shattenkirk, Jordan Leopold, Chris Stewart, and Jake Allen. Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo and newly acquired left-winger Magnus Paajarvi have not been signed as of yet. The post St. Louis Blues ink Jay Bouwmeester to a five-year contract extension appeared first on

Blues sign Bouwmeester to 5-year extension

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