Projecting which St. Louis Blues players will receive contract extensions in the 2024 offseason

On July 1st, several St. Louis Blues players will be eligible to receive contract extensions, so who will most likely sign on in the 2024 offseason.
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Pavel Buchnevich

Pavel Buchnevich will be heading into his age-29 season, and thus far, he’s been one of the Blues top scorers. He played that role once again in 2023-24, finishing with 63 points and 27 goals, though he struggled through some dry spells without finding the back of the net. 

As an older player for a lineup that should get younger, it would be tough to see Doug Armstrong extending Buchnevich’s contract this summer with a couple of younger names who will also be eligible to receive a new deal. 

Look for Buchnevich to play out the rest of his contract and perhaps get an extension during the season if he enjoys a big year. 

Alexey Toropchenko

Alexey Toropchenko showed he can be one of the Blues most physical players, finishing third on the team in hits with 165. He also had a decent 21 points and 14 goals, solid numbers for a lower-liner, and he converted 12.3 percent of those shots into goals. 

Toropchenko has all the makings of being more than just a serviceable lower-liner, but he doesn’t make many game-changing plays. This is a role player who will be in St. Louis for a while, but the contract extension won’t come this summer.