Forward Dmitrij Jaskin signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.
Jaskin, 23, would have become a restricted free agent July 1. He signed a one-year contract in 2015.
"It's great to be part of a group like this," Jaskin said. "It's great to have the opportunity to be part of this team. To get the Conference Final, it's a big motivation. You want to get there again and in (these) two years, I hope we'll get even further.
"I'm really excited for next season."
Jaskin was selected in the second round (No. 41) of the 2011 NHL Draft by the Blues. He has 18 goals and 33 points in 139 games in four seasons for St. Louis. Jaskin had a goal and an assist in six games for the Blues in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. St. Louis was eliminated by the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Final in six games.
He will play for Team Czech Republic at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, which begins Sept. 17 in Toronto.