The St. Louis Blues have signed winger David Perron to a four-year contract worth $4 million per season. Welcome to DobberHockey's Free Agent Frenzy 2018! We've been here covering this day every year since 2005
The Blues get: the player they lost to expansion last summer. In fact, this will be Perron’s third stint with St. Louis – he had 46 points for them in 2016-17, and played six seasons with them to start his career (best season was 50 points there). Coming off a career high of 66 points, the 30-year-old was in a position to really cash in. But it looks as though Perron took a bit of a discount to play where he wanted for the long term.
Fantasy Players impacted: With Perron re-joining the Blues and Robby Fabbri returning from injury, the team is suddenly very deep at forward. Add in the fact that Zach Sanford is now healthy and had been considered a regular on a depth line, Nikita Soshnikov signed a one-way contract and Sammy Blais was knocking on the door of a roster spot, and the outlook is quite muddled. The Blues currently have 16-18 players who could be on the roster, and that’s without getting into the prospects such as Robert Thomas. Current depth chart:
Jaden Schwartz Brayden Schenn Vladimir Tarasenko
David Perron Tyler Bozak Alex Steen
Robby Fabbri Vladimir Sobotka Tage Thompson