While the Blues continue to kick the tires on the centers available in free agency or trade, they took care of another matter of business on Thursday by re-signing restricted free agent Patrik Berglund.
The deal for Berglund, 26, is for three seasons and it will take him to unrestricted free agency if/when it runs out.
As for the price, it's not all that cheap for the Blues. Jeremy Rutherford has the numbers:
Berglund's deal is $11.1 million ($3.7 AAV). #stlblues— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) June 26, 2014
Berglund was in somewhat of a show-me season for the Show-Me State's lone team but saw his goals dip below his total in 2013 ... when there were only 48 games. Berglund finished the 2013-14 campaign with 14 goals and 18 assists in 78 games before going pointless in four postseason games with a minus-seven rating.
However outside of this past season, Berglund has been pretty much a lock for around 20 goals per season so that's certainly worth some money in today's NHL.
Berglund's best season came in 2010-11 when he had 22 goals and 30 assists in 81 games as a 22-year-old. This last season he saw his ice time as well as his numbers as he averaged just 16:10 per game.