The St. Louis Blues have announced the signing of Oakville High School alum Pat Maroon to a 1-year $1.75 million deal.
The 30-year-old St. Louis native has played 9 seasons in the NHL including with the Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers and most recently the New Jersey Devils.
Maroon’s past two seasons have been his best putting up 40+ points in Edmonton in 2016-17 and in Edmonton/New Jersey in 2017-18.
This looks to be the final move in what has been a busy offseason for Doug Armstrong and the Blues front office. The Blues bolstered up their forward depth by adding free agents Tyler Bozak and third-time-arounder David Perron at the start of free agency.
The biggest move of the team’s offseason came on July 1st when the Blues traded Patrik Berglund, Vladimir Sobotka, Tage Thompson and two draft picks to the Buffalo Sabres for Ryan O’Reilly, a 9-year NHL veteran widely considered one of the most reliable centres in the league.
After a disappointing 2017-18 season that ended with the Blues missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2010-11, the Blues will look to right the ship with a new crop of forwards when next season comes around.
The 2018-19 season kicks off for the Blues Thursday, October 4 at home against the Winnipeg Jets.
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