Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 11/14/14

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07: Jay Bouwmeester #4 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on December 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
St. Louis Blues sign Jay Bouwmeester to five-year, $27 million contract extension.The Blues must have been happy with what they saw out of Jay Bouwmeester in the short-term last season after acquiring him from the Calgary Flames just before the trade deadline. I think this is a very solid transaction for the organization St. Louis adds yet another solid defensem to the of their hockey club for a significant time frame.   This signing becomes particularly interesting for those involved in fantasy hockey. Many people believe that Bouwmeester's fantasy value has passed its peak. I am not one of those people. I think Jay Bouwmeester will have one of his more successful seasons in the upcoming year only getting stronger year in year out.  This is a player who had 7 points in his first 14 games as a member of the St. Louis Blues. That is a 40 point pace regular-season. So, as you see, Jay Bouwmeester is an excellent fantasy hockey option for 2014.
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