Blues and Bouwmeester agree on five-year deal

Special to the News-DemocratAugust 1, 2013 

The St. Louis Blues and veteran defenseman Jay Bouwmeester have agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $27 million.

Bouwmeester will make $6.6 million next season in the final year of his old contract. The extension kicks in beginning with the 2014-15 season and will pay him $5.4 million per season for five seasons.

The Edmonton, Alberta native was acquired by the Blues in a trade with the Calgary Flames on April 1, 2013. He played for Team Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics and is a two-time NHL All-Star (2007 and 2009).

Bouwmeester had seven points (one goal, six assists) in 14 regular season appearances with the Blues following the trade. Last season overall, he played in 47 games, tallying seven goals and 15 assists (22 points).

Bouwmeester had seven points (one goal, six assists) in 14 regular season appearances with the Blues following the trade. Last season overall, he played in 47 games, tallying seven goals and 15 assists (22 points).

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