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Blues, Steen agree on 3-year contract extension

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 5:39pm  ET

Ottawa Senators goaltender Robin Lehner (40) makes a pad save on St.Louis Blues Alexander Steen (20) during second period NHL hockey action in Ottawa Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen has agreed to terms on a three-year, $17.4 million contract extension.

The 29-year-old Steen is having the best season of his career with 22 goals and 36 points in 33 games. He was the first player in the NHL to score in each of the team's first 10 wins since Eric Lindros in 1993-93 and scored 20 goals in 24 games, a franchise best since Brett Hull in 1990-91.

Steen became the first Blues player to get a point in 13 straight games since Pierre Turgeon in 1999-2000. He's among the league leaders in most major categories and he and the Kings' Anze Kopitar are the only forwards in the NHL averaging over 15 minutes of even-strength time, two minutes of short-handed time and three minutes on the power play.


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