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Blues sign Jaden Schwartz to a new five-year contract

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Jaden Schwartz #17 of the St. Louis Blues skates with the puck in Game Two of the Western Conference Final against the San Jose Sharks during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on May 17, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The St. Louis Blues have announced that Jaden Schwartz has agreed to a new five-year, $26.75 million contract, keeping him in St. Louis through the 2020-21 season.

The 24-year-old forward became a restricted free agent when his two-year deal with the Blues expired on July 1. The deal means he avoids arbitration.

Schwartz played in just 33 regular season games in 2014-15 due to a fractured left ankle that sidelined him for 49 games.  He had eight goals and 14 assists in the regular season and tallied four goals and 10 assists in 20 playoff games.

Schwartz was originally drafted by the Blues in the first round (14th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft and has spent his entire five-year career in St. Louis.