Kyrou signs two-year, $5.6 million contract with Blues


Jordan Kyrou signed a two-year, $5.6 million contract with the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday. It has an average annual value of $2.8 million.

The 23-year-old forward was a restricted free agent.

“Obviously, with the Blues and the organization, all the staff, we have a really good connection with each other,” Kyrou told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday after agreeing to the terms of the contract. “We feel really good about each other. I’m obviously excited to be back for sure. … I love playing for St. Louis.”

Kyrou was fifth on the Blues with 35 points (14 goals, 21 assists) in 55 regular-season games and scored one goal in four Stanley Cup Playoff games.

“Coming into last season, my biggest thing was I wanted to be consistent, be a consistent player in the lineup,” Kyrou said. “I feel like I made good strides last year. This year I’ve got to do the same thing.”

Selected by St. Louis in the second round (No. 35) of the 2016 NHL Draft, Kyrou has scored 47 points (19 goals, 28 assists) in 99 regular-season games and one goal in nine playoff games.

The Blues previously agreed to terms with forward Pavel Buchnevich on a four-year, $23.2 million contract ($5.8 million AAV) on July 27, signed forward Brandon Saad to a five-year, $22.5 million contract $4.5 million AAV) on July 29, and agreed to terms with forward Ivan Barbashev on a two-year, $4.5 million contract ($2.25 million AAV) on July 30.

Blues forwards Robert Thomas and Zach Sanford each is a restricted free agent. Sanford filed for salary arbitration and his hearing date has not been announced.

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