(HockeyStL) – The wait is over. Friday, St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong announced the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.
“We’re excited to have Alex signed over 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.”
The deal locks up Pietrangelo for seven years. The 23-year-old dressed in 47 games last season leading the Blues’ defense with 24 points including five goals and 19 assists.
He has appeared five NHL seasons accumulating 121 points including 29 goals and 92 assists to go along with 73 penalty minutes in 224 career regular season games, while tallying seven points (one goal, six assists) in 14 career postseason games.
Pietrangelo was originally drafted by the Blues in the first round, 4th overall.