Centre Oskar Sundqvist and the St. Louis Blues avoided arbitration after the two sides agreed to a four-year, $11-million contract, the team announced Sunday.
The 25-year-old’s new deal carries an annual average value of $2.75 million.
The former third-round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins (81st overall in the 2012 NHL Draft) became a restricted free agent on July 1 and was slated to have an arbitration hearing on July 24. He signed a one-year, $700,000 deal with the Blues as an RFA last summer.
Sundqvist set career highs in goals (14), assists (17) and points (31) during the 2018-19 campaign and added nine points in 25 games as the Blues won their first Stanley Cup.
The native of Boden, Sweden has totalled 40 points in 144 career NHL games with the Penguins and Blues.
July 21, 2019