Blues Re-Sign Brayden Schenn

by | Oct 4, 2019 | News, NHL, Rumors | 7 comments

The St. Louis Blues have re-signed center Brayden Schenn to an eight-year, $52-million contract extension

SPECTOR’ S NOTE: Schenn, 28, was slated to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Cap Friendly indicates the annual average value of his new deal is $6.5 million, up from the $5.125 million AAV of his current contract.

The St. Louis Blues re-sign center Brayden Schenn to an eight-year extension (Photo via NHL Images).

Critics will argue the Blues overpaid to keep Schenn in the fold. However, he probably would’ve received a higher salary-cap hit on the open market next summer, considering the Philadelphia Flyers signed Kevin Hayes to a seven-year, $50-million deal this year.

Now in his third season with the Blues, Schenn quickly established himself among their core players. He tallied 70 points in 2017-18 and 54 last season, along with five goals and 12 points in 26 playoff games during their run to the Stanley Cup last spring.

The question now is, how does this affect the Blues’ efforts to re-sign defenseman and team captain Alex Pietrangelo?

Schenn’s deal pushes them to over $73 million invested in 17 players for 2020-21. Considered one of the league’s elite blueliners, the 29-year-old Pietrangelo is also slated to become a UFA in July. He’ll want a significant raise over his current $6.5-million AAV. 

General manager Doug Armstrong admitted he’ll have to get creative to retain Schenn and Pietrangelo. That could mean a cost-cutting trade or two before next summer. Otherwise, the Blues could be looking for a new captain after this season. 







7 Comments

  1. “the Blues could be looking for a new captain after this season. ” – won’t have to look far with ROR being the clear front runner there

    • think Pet stays captain and some other players are shipped away or bought out.

  2. They find a way to keep Pietrangelo also . Steen will be off the books at some point and this could – should be his last year.

  3. Parayko seems to be the guy that has fallen a bit in the pecking order & not getting much PP time. Lots of trade rumours last year with him. He could be the guy moved to keep Pet.

  4. This is the kind of deal I’d like to see Rangers give Kreider. Very reasonable cap hit stretched over 8 years. Last 2 years very buy- out able…if necessary

  5. With totally different styles but both effective, what contract would you rather have Schenn at 6.5 or marner close to 11?

  6. 3 years to long wouldn’t have given him 8 to long