After signing Derek Roy, many believed that the Blues would be making moves in order to clear some salary.This move gives the Blues an additional payroll boost as Paajarvi is due for a new contract as a restricted free agent, but won’t demand near Perron’s $3.8 million plus a season cap hit.
In 163 career NHL games, Paajarvi has posted 26 goals and 32 assists good for 58 points. His plus minus leaves a lot to be desired at a -21 career, but he has also been playing for a team that hasn’t had a solid defense.
Perron on the other hand has put up 198 points in his 340 career NHL games including 84 goals and 114 assists.
Looking at the numbers, Paajarvi has managed to score at a pace of about 0.36 points-per-game in comparison to Perron’s 0.58 points-per-game.
The trade actually makes the Blues younger and the pick will give them another shot at top end talent in next year’s NHL Entry Draft.
More to come as we have it.
LET’S GO BLUES!