Blues Reach Agreement with Alex Steen
Forward signed a four-year deal prior to the start of free agency
Thursday, 07.1.2010 / 1:46 PM CT / St Louis Blues - News
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“Alex had a career year last season and was a key part on our power play unit,” said Armstrong. “We’re happy to have him in the fold for the next four seasons.”
Steen, 26, tied for first on the Blues with a career-high 24 goals, ranked first with seven power play goals, tied for first with four game-winning goals and tied for fourth with 47 points, also a career high this past season.
The 6-1, 206-pound forward tied a Blues record for the fastest goal from the start of a game at eight seconds on March 16 vs. Colorado. Over the past five seasons, Steen has played in 382 NHL games, amassing 197 points (80 goals, 117 assists) along with 160 penalty minutes.
The Winnipeg, Manitoba native was acquired by the Blues from Toronto on Nov. 24, 2008 and was originally drafted by Toronto in the first round, 24th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.