Thehave agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.75-million contract with free-agent winger , the team Tuesday.
“We’re excited to add Pat Maroon to our group,” Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said in a release. “Things picked up over the last few days, and last night about 10:30 p.m. I got a call from him and his representative saying they’d like to be part of the St. Louis Blues.”
Maroon joins his hometown team after a 2017-18 campaign that was split between theand .
“We think he can help our team. I talked to some of our players about him, competing against him, and they spoke very highly about how hard he was to play against, how difficult he was to move in those high-traffic areas,” Armstrong said. “It’s just another player we add to our group that makes us a little better than we were yesterday.”
In 74 games last season, the 30-year-old put up 17 goals and 43 points. He’s a year removed from a 2017 campaign that saw him post a career-high 27 goals with the Oilers.
“This is a one-year opportunity for him to come back, hopefully play with some really good centermen, and get back to that 27-goal performance he had in Edmonton, or close to it,” Armstrong said.
The Maroon signing will likely cap off a strong offseason for the Blues, who brought in, , and , among others, via trade and free agency.
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