Jordan Kirow became one of the NHL’s brightest young stars, and the St. Louis Blues signed him to a major contract extension. Kiru agreed to an eight-year, $65 million extension. team announced.
The Blues selected 24-year-old Kiro with the 35th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, and over the past two seasons he has developed into an elite forward. In the 2020-21 season, his first full NHL campaign, Kiro scored 14 goals and 35 points in 55 games.
Kiru continued his development with a real breakthrough in the 2021-22 season. In 74 games played last year, Kiro scored 27 nets and added 48 assists for a total of 75 points. In 12 Blues playoff games, he was second on the team with seven goals.
In an official statement from the team, Kiru said he was very pleased with his long stay in St. Louis.
“I am so grateful to the Blues organization for placing their trust in me and allowing me to wear Blue Note for the foreseeable future,” Kiro said in a statement. “Being able to call St. Louis home is amazing. I can’t say enough about how much I love this city. And to the best fans in the League, I can’t thank you enough for always showing me love and support. .”
Kiro has one more year left on his current contract with a $2.8 million salary cap. Starting next season, Kiro’s cap hit will rise to $8.125 million through 2030-31.
This off-season, the Blues have made it their mission to block two of their young forwards. Back in July, St. Louis signed Robert Thomas to the same deal Kira had just signed. With Ryan O’Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko’s contracts expiring this year, Kira and Thomas can be seen as the future of the Blues forward group.