Blues, Pavel Buchnevich agree to four-year, $23.2 million deal

New York Rangers' Pavel Buchnevich (89) is congratulated for his goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in New York. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)

The St. Louis Blues have agreed to a deal with Pavel Buchnevich, who they acquired from the New York Rangers on Friday, for four years at $5.8 million a season.

"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," said Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong after acquiring Buchnevich.

"He's the right age group for us with what we're trying to accomplish. A very good penalty killer, too."

Buchnevich, who spent his entire five-year career in New York, recorded 195 points including 79 goals and 116 assists and 112 penalty minutes in 301 regular-season games for the Rangers.

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

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