Blues sign Jordan Kyrou to 8-year, $65 million extension
The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Jordan Kyrou to an eight-year contract extension worth $65 million, the organization's latest move to keep its top young players in the fold long term. General manager Doug Armstrong announced the deal Tuesday, two months to the day since the Blues extended forward Robert Thomas for the identical contract terms. Each player counts $8.125 million against the salary cap from the start of the deal in 2023 through 2031. Kyrou set career highs with 27 goals, 48 assists and 75 points in 74 games last season. Armstrong has reshaped the Blues since they won the Stanley Cup in 2019, the first championship in franchise history.wftv.com
Perron scores twice, Blues even series with 4-1 win over Avs
(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) (Jack Dempsey)DENVER — (AP) — David Perron scored twice as St. Louis switched up its line combinations, Jordan Binnington made 30 saves and the Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Thursday night to tie their second-round series at a game apiece. The Blues goaltender stopped 51 shots during a 3-2 overtime loss in Game 1. Among the line changes by the Blues was pairing Pavel Buchnevich with Ryan O’Reilly and Perron. The Blues mixed up their line combinations for Game 2, but it was the defensemen generating most of the early shots. FIVE CLUBWith his second goal of the series, Kyrou joins the list of Blues players who now have five or more goals in this postseason.wftv.com
Binnington makes 28 saves, Blues beat Wild to even series
Wild Blues Hockey St. Louis Blues' Jordan Kyrou (25) celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild, Sunday, May 8, 2022, in St. Louis. Binnington made 28 saves and the Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Sunday to even the best-of-seven Western Conference series at two games apiece. Perron also had an assist for St. Louis. Game 5 is Tuesday night at St. Paul, Minnesota, before returning to St. Louis for Game 6 on Thursday. St. Louis struck first when Kyrou pounced on his own rebound just 4:19 into the game.wftv.com
Kyrou, Perron help Blues beat Wild 5-2 to even series
Wild Blues Hockey St. Louis Blues' Jordan Kyrou (25) celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild, Sunday, May 8, 2022, in St. Louis. Ryan O'Reilly added a goal and two assists, and Perron also had an assist for St. Louis. Game 5 is Tuesday night at St. Paul, Minnesota, before returning to St. Louis for Game 6 on Thursday. St. Louis struck first when Kyrou pounced on his own rebound just 4:19 into the game. CONSISTENT SUCCESSMinnesota and St. Louis are two of just four teams to have made the playoffs nine times in the last 10 seasons.wftv.com
Hedman, Kyrou, Aho win big in Vegas NHL skills competition
NHL All Star Skills Hockey St. Louis Blues' Jordan Kyrou participates in the Skills Competition fastest skater event, part of the NHL All-Star weekend, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) (Rick Scuteri)LAS VEGAS — (AP) — Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman won the Hardest Shot competition and St. Louis' Jordan Kyrou was the Fastest Skater during an NHL All-Star skills competition with a distinct Vegas flavor Friday night. The actual skills competitions probably weren't as entertaining as the lighthearted Breakaway Challenge, which featured multiple costume stunts by eager pros. The Blue Jackets star then won the striking competition in the final, easily hitting the targets faster than the Nashville captain. Aho closed the show with an easy victory in the Accuracy Shooting event, hitting all four targets in succession.wftv.com
Kyrou keeps Blues warm with 2 goals in 6-4 win vs Wild
Jordan Binnington made 29 saves for the Blues, who are 11-1-2 in their last 14 games against the rival Wild. Perron deposited a rebound past Talbot's blocker with 5:31 left in the first period after Ryan O'Reilly's shot deflected off Wild defenseman Jon Merrill's skate. Pitlick added to the highlight reel with his behind-the-net shot that clinked off the side of Binnington's mask to cut the lead to 5-2 late in the second period. Wild defenseman Calen Addison was shown at one stoppage getting heating lotion applied to his frostbitten ears. The Blues won the Winter Classic in 2017 at Busch Stadium, the home of Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals.wftv.com
The Latest: Flames temporarily relocating AHL team to Canada
The team announced Thursday that the Stockton Heat will play this season in Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome. The move leaves the Vancouver Canucks (Utica, New York) and Edmonton Oilers (Bakersfield, California) as the lone Canadian teams with American-based AHL affiliates this season. The teams were initially set to play in Atlanta in early January, but both games were postponed because of the coronavirus. The development comes a day after the Riveters were not allowed to play their game against the Buffalo Beauts. This provides teams a two-day break as there were no games scheduled for Friday.
Minus coaching staff, Vegas loses to Blues 5-4 in shootout
CORRECTS TO SHOOTOUT, INSTEAD OF OVERTIME - St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn (10) scores on Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner (90) in the shootout of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS – Missing all their coaches, Max Pacioretty and the Vegas Golden Knights still managed to earn a point. David Perron and Brayden Schenn scored in a shootout Tuesday to give the St. Louis Blues a 5-4 victory over Vegas. Pacioretty got his seventh career hat trick for the Golden Knights, who were without their entire coaching staff because of COVID-19 concerns. The Golden Knights were 1 for 6 with a man advantage and are 3 of 26 (11.5%) this season.