Blues Sign Forward To Contract Extension

The St. Louis Blues have signed Matthew Peca to a two-year, two-way extension. At the NHL level, he will carry a $762,500 cap hit. 

Peca has suited up in five games with the Blues this season. In them, he has an assist and a minus-1 rating. However, he has primarily played this campaign with their AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds. He has been putting together the best season of his professional career down there, as he has 20 goals and 31 assists in 53 games. This kind of production is likely a major reason why the team has opted to sign him to an extension now.

If Peca can continue to be this much of an offensive threat at the AHL level, perhaps it will open the door to more opportunities with the Blues from here. Even if that does not come to fruition, he will still continue to be an important player to Springfield. 

In 83 career NHL games between the Tampa Bay Lightning, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, and Blues, Peca has six goals, 15 assists, and six penalty minutes. 

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