Last Friday the St. Louis Blues acquired right winger, Pavel Buchnevich, from the New York Rangers in exchange for Sammy Blais and a 2022 second-round pick. Yesterday, it was reported that the Blues had extended an offer to the wing, and today he had officially excepted accepted. The Blues now have Buchenvich locked up for 4yrs with a salary of $23.2 million.
After a first round exit by the St. Louis Blues, it was clear that Doug Armstrong needed to make a big move. As far as general managers go, his ability and willingness to make a move is what Blues fans admire about him. With that being said, Armstrong went out and made it his priority to find a trade that would help them immediately. Looking at what the biggest problem was against the Avalanche was their inability to score right alongside them, and with that being said they were able to get a goal scorer in Pavel Buchnevich.
There is a lot left to accomplish this off-season, but they were able to check a goal scorer off the list. Pavel was a third-round pick in 2013, and this past season was able to tally 20 goals, 28 assists for 48 points. He has been with the Rangers for the past five seasons and has proven to be a productive player which the Blues happened to be in search of.
Their is a lot that Armstrong still has to do, but he is off to a good start with the acquisition of Pavel Buchnevich.