The St. Louis Blues have signed Scottie Upshall to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.
The 32-year-old winger’s deal is reported to carry a one-way value of $900,000. That’s a bit of a bump on last season’s $700,000 two-way deal and still a far cry from the four-year $3.5 million deal he played on immediately before that.
Through 70 games last season he posted six goals and 14 points, providing solid depth for a team that was able to make a good run into the postseason. He scored a goal and three points in 17 postseason contests. Though his production isn’t huge, and at 32 it isn’t likely to rebound, he has managed to push play in the right direction in a depth role. He put up positive relative possession numbers last season and has a 0.55% adjusted CF%Rel over the last three seasons combined.
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