B.J. Crombeen Signs Two-Year Extension
The St. Louis Blues have signed B.J Crombeen to a new two-year extension, as reported by the team’s official site. Crombeen skated in a career-high 80 games with the Blues last season, scoring seven goals and seven assists while racking up a team-high 154 penalty minutes. The deal is reported to pay the winger $950,000 in the first year and $1.05 million in the second year, as stated by Andy Strickland.
Known more for his physical play rather than his scoring prowess, Crombeen has a terrific member of the team’s checking line for the better part of the past three seasons.
He started his career in the 2007-08 season with the Dallas Stars but was picked up by the St. Louis Blues when Dallas placed him on waivers during the 2008-09 campaign. Since joining the organization, Crombeen has quietly been a solid and reliable physical presence on whichever line he skates on. Since joining the Blues, he has amassed a whopping 444 penalty minutes – pure evidence that he isn’t afraid to drop the gloves when necessary.
This physical mentality has allowed Crombeen to wreck havoc for the opposition while maintaining a solid forecheck.
Most impressive of all is that Crombeen does all of this while suffering from diabetes. He has been a diabetic since age 9, but has overcome adversity and become a menace to all teams he faces. Crombeen keeps a close eye on his blood-sugar and always has sports drinks or energy bars nearby just in case he needs to make an adjustment.
The news of Crombeen returning to the Blues really doesn’t come as much of a surprise as he fills a role at a pretty inexpensive cost.