The St. Louis Blues have been one of the busiest teams in the league recently, and today they completed a little more offseason work. Dominik Bokk, the team’s first-round selection from the June draft, has signed his three-year entry-level contract. The contract will almost certainly slide at least one season since Bokk is scheduled to play in Sweden this year, and might not even come into effect until the 2020-21 season.
The Blues were scheduled to select 29th this season with the pick acquired from the Winnipeg Jets for Paul Stastny, but moved up to 25 when Bokk was still available. The German winger was rated even higher by some publications, and for good reason. His 41 points in the Swedish junior league put him among the league leaders in points per game, and he even got a taste of the SHL with Vajxo for 15 games.
St. Louis can take their time with Bokk and turn him into more than just the dazzling puck-handler he is currently, given their exceptional forward depth in the NHL and prospect ranks. With one of the higher ceilings of the first round, if he does develop fully it would be another tremendous draft pick for the team.