April 8, 2019 | 11:30am ET
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BLUES SIGN BOUWMEESTER TO 1-YEAR EXTENSION

 
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Jay Bouwmeester, defenceman

 

The St. Louis Blues have signed defenseman Jay Bouwmeester to a one-year contract extension worth $3.25 million.

Bouwmeester, 35, appeared in 78 regular-season games in 2018-19, posting three goals and 14 assists for 17 points, and 40 penalty minutes.

Having played for Florida, Calgary and St. Louis, Bouwmeester has collected 415 points (87 goals, 328 assists) and 615 penalty minutes in 1,184 career regular season games. Among active defensemen, he ranks second in games played and 17th in points.

The Edmonton native was originally drafted third overall by the Florida Panthers in 2002.

In 82 games with the Sabres this season, Skinner registered a career-high 40 goals, along with 23 assists for 63 points.