FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2014 file photo, St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, celebrates after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators in St. Louis. The Blues have signed Tarasenko to a new eight-y
Jeff Roberson, File
July 07, 2015

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues say they have signed star forward Vladimir Tarasenko to an eight-year, $60 million contract.

General manager Doug Armstrong announced the move Tuesday, locking up the 23-year-old Tarasenko after a season in which he made his first career All-Star game and was 10th in the NHL with 73 points, including 37 goals, to go along with a plus-27 rating. He was the youngest Blues player with a 30-goal season since Brendan Shanahan in 1991-92.

Drafted 16th overall by the Blues in 2010, Tarasenko has 135 points (66 goals, 69 assists) in 179 career regular-season games over parts of three seasons. He also has 10 goals and an assist in 13 playoff games.

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