Jordan Kyrou Re-Signed by St. Louis Blues

Jordan Kyrou Re-Signed by St. Louis

The St. Louis Blues recently announced that they have re-signed Jordan Kyrou to a two-year deal worth $5.6M. The deal will carry an AAV of $2.8M and will carry him through the 2022/2023 NHL Season.

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Jordan Kyrou Re-Signed

Jordan Kyrou was originally drafted in the second round, 35th overall, by the St. Louis Blues in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. A month later he signed his first NHL contract, a three-year entry-level deal. He went on to play two more seasons in junior, the last of which he accumulated 109 points in 56 games. Kyrou’s impressive output would earn him the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy as the OHL’s top-scoring right winger. The following season, Kyrou made the jump directly to the NHL, cracking the Blues opening night roster. He didn’t maintain a spot on the team, though, and would spend time between the Blues and their AHL affiliate San Antonio Rampage for two consecutive seasons. His production in the AHL was promising (58 points in 64 games) and it eventually earned him a regular spot in the lineup in 2021.

Kyrou burst onto the scene at the start of the season. He had 12 points in his first 10 games to help the Blues to a hot 7-2-1 start. His pace would eventually slow, but he still finished the campaign with 14 goals and 35 points, an impressive season from the then 22-year-old.

To this point in Kyrou’s young career, he has accumulated 19 goals, 28 assists, and 47 points during parts of three seasons with the St. Louis Blues. If he’s healthy by the start of the season, Kyrou will play in his 100th NHL game on opening night in October.

What This Means Going Forward

Jordan Kyrou’s scintillating speed turned heads last season. His production was a welcome surprise for a player of his age. Now under contract for at least two more seasons, Kyrou can continue to develop all areas of his game around a top-nine that includes Ryan O’Reilly, David Perron, Brayden Schenn, Zach Sanford, Robert Thomas, and the newly acquired Brandon Saad and Pavel Buchnevich. Vladimir Tarasenko is also a part of that group, but his days in St. Louis appear to be numbered. With Buchnevich’s ability to play on both the left and right wing, Kyrou will likely spend time on both the second and third lines this season.

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