After re-signing Robby Fabbri earlier in the day, the Blues have agreed to terms with another one of their restricted free agents. CapFriendly reports that St. Louis has re-signed defenseman Mitch Reinke to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay $750K in the NHL and $100K in the NHL.
The 23-year-old signed with St. Louis as an undrafted free agent in 2018 and made his NHL debut before the end of that season. In 2018-19, his first full professional campaign, he spent the year with AHL San Antonio where he was one of the better offensive blueliners in the league, putting up 12 goals and 33 assists in 76 games. Considering he wasn’t a top-end point producer with Michigan at the college level, that output came as somewhat of a surprise.
With the Blues being set to return their entire back end from their Stanley Cup run (once RFA Joel Edmundson re-signs), it’s unlikely that Reinke will be able to push for a roster spot in training camp. However, if he can maintain that level of production next season, he’ll be among the top options for a recall when injuries arise.