Blues acquire forward Pavel Buchnevich in trade with Rangers

Pavel Buchnevich
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The St. Louis Blues have acquired 20-goal scorer Pavel Buchnevich from the New York Rangers in a trade. New York receives Sammy Blais and a second-round pick in 2022 from St. Louis.

Buchnevich, 26, has played five seasons in the NHL with the Rangers, scoring 79 goals and tallying 116 assists in his career. He had a career-best 20 goals last year.

Buchnevich was originally drafted by the Rangers in the third round (No. 75 overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

He is a restricted free agent this offseason, coming off a two-year $6.5 million contract.

Blais, 25, was a 2019 Stanely Cup Champion with St. Louis and has scored 17 goals in four seasons with St. Louis.

Blais was originally drafted by the Blues in the sixth round (No. 176 overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.

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