Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester has agreed to a new five-year contract extension.

Bouwmeester had one year left on his current deal making him a Blue through the 2018-19 season.

The Edmonton Alberta native was acquired by the Blues in a trade with the Calgary Flames on April 1 2013. He played for Team Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics and is a two-time NHL All-Star (2007 and 2009).

Bouwmeester had seven points (one goal six assists) in 14 regular season appearances with the Blues following the trade. Last season overall he played in 47 games tallying seven goals and 15 assists (22 points).