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Blues sign Brayden Schenn to 8-year, $52M contract extension

October 4, 2019 GMT
Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson (43) and St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) reach for a loose puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in St. Louis. The Capitals won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson (43) and St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) reach for a loose puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in St. Louis. The Capitals won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have signed Brayden Schenn to an eight-year contract extension worth $52 million, locking up one of their top centers after their run to the Stanley Cup championship last season.

The 28-year-old Schenn was acquired in a trade with Philadelphia in 2017 and put up a career-high 28 goals the following season and 70 points overall as he named an All-Star. Last season, Schenn had 54 points in the regular season and 12 more in the playoff run.

Schenn, a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native in his ninth full NHL season, has 154 goals and 218 assists in 588 regular-season games and eight goals and 18 assists in 50 career postseason games.

Earlier this year, the Blues made a flurry of moves, including signing newly arrived defenseman Justin Faulk to a $45.5 million, seven-year deal and signing goalie Jordan Binnington for two years and $8.8 million. Captain and top defenseman Alex Pietrangelo should be next up for a new contract.

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