ST. LOUIS – The Blues announced Friday afternoon that they have reached an agreement with Patrik Berglund on a new long-term deal.
Berglund’s contract with the Blues will pay him $19.25 million over 5 years.
The previous contract (3 years, $11.1 million) was set to expire on July 1 of this year, which would have made Berglund an unrestricted free agent. It’s clear however that he didn’t want that happening, and was adamant on staying with St. Louis.
“I would like to still be a Blue,” Berglund told the St. Louis Post Dispatch prior to the Blues’ current 5-day break. “I think everybody in here and upstairs knows that I want to be a Blue too. I’ll just hope that we can agree on something.”
The 28-year-old, 6 foot 4 center from Vasteras, Sweden was drafted 25th overall by the Blues in the first round of the 2006 NHL Draft, and has spent his entire career in St. Louis. Berglund has played in 615 career games, which puts him 7th all-time in franchise history.
Berglund has 24 points (17 G, 7 A) through 60 games with St. Louis this season.