Blues, Bouwmeester agree to 5-year contract extension

Blues, Bouwmeester agree to 5-year contract extension

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Blues, Bouwmeester agree to 5-year contract extension

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by Scott Bierman / HockeyStL

KMOV.com

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 1 at 7:19 PM

(HockeyStL) -- The St. Louis Blues and defenseman Jay Bouwmeester agreed to a five-year contract extension on Thursday.

The extension, reportedly worth $27 million, will keep Bouwmeester with the Blues through the 2018-19 season. He had only one year remaining on his current contract which will now last through the 2018-19 season.

Bouwmeester appeared in 20 games, including six playoff games, with St. Louis after being acquired in a trade with the Calgary Flames on April 1. He posted seven points, including one goal, in 14 regular season games and one assist in six playoff games played for the Blues.

The trade to St. Louis brought Bouwmeester his first taste of playoff hockey in his 11-year career, which included six seasons with the Florida Panthers after being selected third overall in the 2002 Draft. Bouwmeester snapped a 764-game streak without appearing in the postseason last May when the Blues were beaten in six games by the Los Angeles Kings.

He has posted 307 points (72 goals, 235 assists) in 764 career games.

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