The St. Louis Blues have signed free agent forward Brandon Saad to a five year deal worth $4.5 million per season.
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The 28 year old Saad put up 15 goals and 24 points in 44 regular season games with the Colorado Avalanche last season. He's a former NHL All-Star and a two-time Stanley Cup Champion (2013, 2015 - Chicago Blackhawks) and he joins a Blues team that's in desperate need of offence since losing Mike Hoffman, Jaden Schwartz and (potentially) Vladimir Tarasenko.
Read below for the official press release announcement from the Blues' website:
The St. Louis Blues have reached an agreement with free agent forward Brandon Saad on a five-year contract worth $22.5 million.
Saad, 28, a veteran of 10 NHL seasons, is a former NHL All-Star and a two-time Stanley Cup Champion (2013, 2015 - Chicago).
Saad was originally drafted by Chicago in the second round, No. 43 overall, of the 2011 NHL Draft.
Last season, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native appeared in 44 regular-season games with the Colorado Avalanche, posting 24 points (15 goals, nine assists) and 12 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-1, 206-pound forward is a five-time 20-goal scorer, including 2015-16, when he logged 31 and earned a selection to the NHL All-Star Game.
Overall, Saad has made 632 career NHL regular-season appearances, including stints with Chicago, Columbus and Colorado, collecting 371 points (184 goals, 187 assists) and 120 penalty minutes. Saad has also played in 91 career postseason games, tallying 50 points (25 goals, 25 assists) and 30 penalty minutes.