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Blues sign Tanner Kaspick to contract extension

Kaspick can bolster the Blues’ offense in the future.

NHL: JAN 06 Blues Training Camp Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The St. Louis Blues signed Tanner Kaspick to a one-year, two-way contract extension. From the press release:

Kaspick’s deal is worth $750,000 in the NHL and $80,000 in the AHL.

The Blues originally selected Kaspick with the 119th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2016 NHL Draft.

Last season, Kaspick posted five points (two goals, three assists) in 20 games with the AHL’s Utica Comets. As a whole, he recorded 27 points (12 goals, 15 assists) in 125 career AHL games.

Before turning pro, Kaspick recorded 159 points (59 goals, 100 assists) in 216 games with the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings and Victoria Royals.

Kaspick, 23, is a Brandon, Manitoba native. He stands at 6’0” and weighs 203 lbs. The Blues are hurting up front, and he might be able to help once he makes his NHL debut. After all, he has put in the work in the AHL and the WHL.

Kaspick was named the Wheat Kings captain in 2017. He became the first Brandon product to receive the honor since Shayne Wiebe in the 2010-11 season.

Head coach David Anning told the local media: “He’s an easy choice for us to be our captain ... He leads by example, he’s determined, competitive, he knows how to prepare like a professional whether it be practice days or game days. He handles himself the right way. The coaching staff has a lot of trust in him.”