The St. Louis Blues have reached an agreement on a two-year extension with forward Mackenzie MacEachern with an AAV of $900K ($1.8M total). MacEachern, 26, has played in parts of the last two seasons with the Blues after being drafted by the team with the 67th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. He scored seven goals and added three assists in 51 games during the 2019-20 season and was well on his way to tallying double digits in goals before the season was paused. MacEachern also appeared in 29 regular season games during the Blues Stanley Cup season in 2018-19, totaling three goals and two assists.
MacEachern has become known for his physical and bruising style of play, as he has recorded 131 hits in his 80 career NHL games. He has spent most of his time with the Blues on the fourth line with the likes of linemates such as Ivan Barbashev, Oskar Sundqvist, Sammy Blais, and Alexander Steen. MacEachern only averaged 8:57 time on ice per game during the 2019-20 season but started to show his maturity as a hockey player, especially in the offensive zone as he was nearing the 10-goal mark as a fourth liner. Going forward, he will likely remain slotted on the fourth line potentially with a line upgrade should his offensive numbers continue to rise. With MacEachern signed, only Alex Pietrangelo and Vince Dunn remain unsigned for the 2020-21 season for the St. Louis Blues.