According to a statement released by the franchise on Thursday afternoon, the St. Louis Blues have signed forward Dmitrij Jaskin to a two-year contract extension. The 23-year-old native of Omsk, Russia has already appeared in 139 career NHL games while the Blues have now rewarded him for his efforts as he was set to become a free agent this offseason.
After inking a one-year deal with the Blues last year, Jaskin will now earn $1 million annually as a result of his renewed contract.
“It’s great to be part of a group like this,” said Jaskin. “It’s great to have the opportunity to be part of this team. To get the Conference Final, it’s a big motivation. You want to get there again and in [these] two years, I hope we’ll get even further. I’m really excited for next season.”
Last season, Jaskin appeared in 65 regular season games as a member of the Blue en route to scoring four goals accompanied by nine assists. His 13 total points also gave the young forward a plus-three rating in 2015-2016.
Dressing for six postseason games as well, Jaskin managed one goal and one assist to coincide with his five penalty minutes.
On the other hand, he has scored 33 points as a NHL player with 18 goals and 15 assists in all. Selected by the Blues in the second-round of the 2011 NHL Draft, Jaskin will now go on to represent the Czech Republic at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.