Blues sign Saad to 5-year, $22.5M deal

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The St. Louis Blues signed forward Brandon Saad to a five-year contract with an average annual value of $4.5 million, the team announced Thursday.

Saad, 28, spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche, with whom he recorded 15 goals and added nine assists in 44 games. He's scored 20-plus goals in five seasons and hit the 50-point mark three times during his career.

He previously had stints with the Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets. In 632 career games, he's amassed 184 goals and 187 assists. Saad also won the Stanley Cup twice with the Blackhawks.

Saad had multiple offers, including from the New Jersey Devils and Carolina Hurricanes, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

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