Alex Pietrangelo D STL Sep 23 '78
Alex Pietrangelo and the St. Louis Blues held "informal" contract talks over the summer, but the team decided to hold off until a new CBA was completed.
"At that time, [Blues GM] Doug [Armstrong] indicated that as long as we knew their intention was to re-sign him that the organization felt comfortable in waiting until we had a new CBA," said Pietrangelo's agent Don Meehan. "We in turn responded by saying that Alex was very happy in St. Louis, had been well-treated by the organization and from his perspective wanted to remain with St. Louis for a long time and be a part of their future." Contracts could have a different look in the NHL post-lockout and Pietrangelo, who has one year left on his current deal, is willing to wait until the situation is clearer before he gets his extension.