The NHL's free agency period is set to officially begin on Wednesday. A flurry of deals and moves have already been reported, with the St. Louis Blues becoming the latest team to join the headlines. However, it wasn't because of a free agent deal. St. Louis reportedly took care of one of their own Wednesday. The Blues have agreed to an eight-year, $64 million contract extension with star center Robert Thomass, as reported by Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff and Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The team has yet to make an official announcement, but it looks like center Robert Thomas has agreed to a record, eight-year, $64 million contract extension, as first reported by the Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli.

If it’s indeed a $64 million deal, it will be the richest contract in Blues history.

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The Robert Thomas contract, when it is officially announced by the Blues, will be a historic deal. It will be the richest contract in team history.

Thomas is certainly deserving. The 23-year-old center enjoyed the best season of his career this past campaign, tallying a career-best 77 points in 72 games.

The Blues star would have entered NHL free agency next year as a restricted free agent. However, the franchise avoided such an occurrence, extending Thomas through his 32nd birthday.

Now, they'll get to watch as Robert Thomas, a former first round pick, gets the chance to blossom into one of the best players in the league. It's certainly an exciting day to be a Blues fan.