St. Louis Blues captain and marquee pending unrestricted free agent Alex Pietrangelohopes he and the club can work out a new contract that keeps him in the Gateway City.
"The goal is to get something done. That's been the goal since the beginning. We'll see where things go," Pietrangelo told NHL.com's Louie Korac on Monday as the Blues opened training camp. "(The) focus right now is to get through this thing healthy and playing. We'll see where things end up."
Pietrangelo is in the final season of a seven-year, $45.5-million contract signed in 2013. He could be one of the top players available when free agency opens in October, and the veteran has proven he's worthy of a considerable raise after leading the Blues to a Stanley Cup last year and following that up with 52 points in 70 regular-season games in 2019-20.
With so much uncertainty over the past few months, Pietrangelo said he and general manager Doug Armstrong didn't hold any negotiations.