-Vintage Canuck- Posted July 7, 2015 Share Posted July 7, 2015 Blues sign Tarasenko to eight-year, $60 million deal: The St. Louis Blues signed forward Vladimir Tarasenko to an eight-year contract worth $60 million on Tuesday. Tarasenko, 23, tied for 10th in the NHL last season with 73 points (37 goals, 36 assists) and had a plus-27 rating. He became the youngest Blue to record a 30-goal season since Brendan Shanahan (1991-92) and the first to have 73 points since Pavol Demitra in 2002-03. The 6-foot, 223-pound forward played in his first NHL All-Star Game in January and was the League's Second Star for the month of November. Tarasenko was one of four players to have two hat tricks this season and was the only player to score six game-winning goals, six shootout goals and two overtime goals. He was the second Blue in history (Brett Hull) to score a hat trick that included a game-winning overtime goal (Oct. 28 vs. the Dallas Stars). Tarasenko tied for the NHL lead in goals (six) and shared third in points (seven) through the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. In Game 2 against the Minnesota Wild, he became the first Blue to have a postseason hat-trick since 2004. Selected by the Blues in the first round (No. 16) of the 2010 NHL Draft, Tarasenko has 135 points (66 goals, 69 assists) in 179 regular-season games. He has 10 goals and 11 points in 13 playoff games. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=774157 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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