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Parayko signs 8-year contract extension

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

Colton Parayko isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

On Wednesday, Parayko agreed to terms on an eight-year contract extension with the St. Louis Blues worth $52 million ($6.5 million AAV).

The 2021-22 season would have been the final year of Parayko's current five-year contract.

The new agreement will keep the St. Albert, Alberta native in St. Louis through the 2029-30 season.

"I can't wait to wear the Blue Note for another nine years," Parayko told "St. Louis has been my home now for six seasons, and this is where I want to be. All the relationships I've gained, the teammates I've had, and the organization have all had a big impact on me. Winning here in 2019 was special, and I want the chance to stay here and do that again."

Video: Parayko discusses eight-year extension with Blues

"We drafted and developed Colton and now having him under contract for the next nine seasons is great for our organization," said Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong. "Having Colton, Torey Krug and Justin Faulk under contract long term gives us a strong and reliable defensive core for the foreseeable future."

Parayko has dressed in 418 career regular-season games, tallying 171 points (41 goals, 130 assists), 119 penalty minutes and a plus-54 rating. In 70 career playoff games, he has posted 27 points (eight goals, 19 assists).

Since entering the NHL, Parayko is one of just 10 defensemen with at least 170 points and a plus-50 rating.

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