Ty Rattie showed well in the most extensive NHL action of his career last season, and the Blues have rewarded him accordingly.
On Wednesday, Rattie signed a one-year deal worth $650,000 — down from the $894,166 AAV he had on his last deal, but fully guaranteed because St. Louis signed him to a one-way contract.
Rattie, 23, had four goals and six points in just 13 games last year, spending most of his time in AHL Chicago. And it’s with Chicago where Rattie’s really made a name for himself, scoring 31, 21 and 17 goals over the last three campaigns.
The 32nd overall pick at the 2011 draft, Rattie looks as though he’s in line for a much more significant role with the Blues next season. Gone are the likes of veterans David Backes, Troy Brouwer and Steve Ott, which should open up more opportunities at forward.
St. Louis GM Doug Armstrong was also quiet in free agency, though he did bring back winger David Perron.