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Buchnevich agrees to four-year contract with Blues

Acquired in trade from Rangers, Buchnevich agrees to four-year, $23.2 million contract

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

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ST. LOUIS - Pavel Buchnevich, who was acquired by the St. Louis Blues on Friday in a trade with the New York Rangers, has agreed to terms on a four-year, $23.2 million contract with the Blues.

The Blues sent Sammy Blais and a second-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft to the Rangers in the deal.

Buchnevich, a 6-foot-3, 196-pound forward, has spent his entire five-year career with New York, recording 195 points (79 goals, 116 assists) and 112 penalty minutes in 301 regular-season games.

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"He's got good size at 6-foot-3, he's a left shot, can play the right side," Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong said Friday after acquiring Buchnevich. "He's scored in the League recently, he's 26 years old, a player obviously we control for a year and would like to sign long term. He's the right age group for us with what we're trying to accomplish. A very good penalty killer, too."

The Cherepovets, Russia native was originally drafted by the Rangers in the third round, No. 75 overall, of the 2013 NHL Draft.

Buchnevich will become the first player in Blues history to wear No. 89.

Tweet from @StLouisBlues: It's official! Pavel Buchnevich's four-year deal is no longer simply agreed to terms... it's signed. https://t.co/6ugZQeQeTp #stlblues pic.twitter.com/UMCwQM0t2g

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