St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the team has signed forward Tyler Pitlick to a one-year, one-way contract worth $750,000.
In addition, the Blues placed forward Pavel Buchnevich on injured reserve.
Pitlick, 30, came to the Blues organization on a professional tryout ahead of 2022 training camp. Originally drafted by Edmonton in the second round (No. 31 overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound forward is a veteran of eight NHL seasons, including stints with Edmonton, Dallas, Philadelphia, Arizona, Calgary, and Montreal.
Overall, the Minneapolis, Minnesota native has produced 89 points (48 goals, 41 assists) and 84 penalty minutes in 325 career NHL regular-season games.
Pitlick split 2021-22 between Calgary and Montreal, posting five points (one goal, four assists) and six penalty minutes in 39 regular-season games overall.
Buchnevich, 27, was acquired by the Blues via trade from the New York Rangers on July 23, 2021. In 74 regular-season appearances as a Blue, the Cherepovets, Russia native has tallied 78 points (31 goals, 47 assists) and 34 penalty minutes.