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St. Louis Blues sign Colton Parayko to eight-year, $52 million extension

May 21, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko (55) skates against the Colorado Avalanche in game three of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports
May 21, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko (55) skates against the Colorado Avalanche in game three of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports

Defenseman Colton Parayko agreed to an eight-year contract extension with the St. Louis Blues worth $52 million.

The $6.5 million annual average value on the contract makes Parayko one of the highest-paid defensemen in the league. His deal now carries through the 2029-30 season, when he’ll be 36 years old.

The Blues selected him in the third round of the 2012 NHL Draft.

“I can’t wait to wear the Blue Note for another nine years,” Parayko told the team website. “St. Louis has been my home now for six seasons, and this is where I want to be. All the relationships I’ve gained, the teammates I’ve had, and the organization have all had a big impact on me. Winning here in 2019 was special, and I want the chance to stay here and do that again.

The 28-year-old Parayko has 171 points (41 goals, 130 assists) in 418 career regular-season games.

–Field Level Media