Apr 4, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Paajarvi Magnus (91) during the second period against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

David Perron traded to Oilers for Magnus Paajarvi and a Draft Pick


The St. Louis Blues have traded forward David Perron to the Edmonton Oilers for winger Magnus Paajarvi and a second-round pick in 2014.

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.

May 10, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; St. Louis Blues center Chris Porter (32), defenseman Roman Polak (46) and St. Louis Blues left wing David Perron (57) celebrate a goal in the second period of game six of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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!

-Alex Hodschayan

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  • bluenotebacker

    Unless I’m looking at the numbers wrong, that’s almost $4mil of cap space savings, pushing the Blues back up over $12mil. MUCH better appearance with the 3 RFAs left to sign.

    • Alex Hodschayan

      Yep. This is a real smart move that makes more than enough room for Petro and Stewart. I like this trade a lot. I didn’t want to see Perron go, but with Paajarvi and a pick I am happy.

  • Dashley R

    Omg this was an awesome trade. I don’t know how they pulled it off, but as far as I’m concerned I think we stole one here. The kid has the potential to be as good as Perron or even better + 2nd round pick as well as shedding salary. What a deal, GJ Dougie!

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