St. Louis Blues

Blues sign Gunnarsson to 3-year extension worth $8.7 million

The St. Louis Blues on Friday announced their signing of veteran defenseman Carl Gunnarsson to a a three-year contract extension worth $8.7 million.

The 29-year-old Gunnarsson has two goals and seven points in 62 games this season along with a plus-minus rating of plus-6. Gunnarsson joined the Blues in a June 30, 2014 trade for Roman Polak and is in his seventh NHL season.

The native of Sweden was a seventh-round pick by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2007. He had 19 goals and 105 points in 427 career games before Friday, along with 121 penalty minutes and a plus-minus rating of plus-30.

With the Blues, Gunnarsson has four goals and 19 points in 123 regular-season games.

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