Player News - Blue Jackets

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Scott Hartnell is looking forward to playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

"Playing against the Blue Jackets last year, they were frustrating and hard to play against," Hartnell said. "You look at the age of all of these guys that are 19, 20, 21 years old, it's fair to say that they're going to be a good team for the next five to six years. That's something that I made clear before saying yes to the trade was that I want to win." Columbus has certainly come a long way in the last few years. When they acquired Jeff Carter from Philadelphia in the summer of 2011, the reception response was far colder. Hartnell had 52 points and 103 penalty minutes in 78 contests in 2013-14 and should put up similar numbers next season.
Jul 29 - 5:58 PM

Jerry D'Amigo has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

D'Amigo had a goal and three points in 22 games in 2013-14. He also had 33 points in 51 AHL contests.
Jul 29 - 4:12 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Dana Tyrell to a one-year, two-way contract.

Tyrell's contract is worth $650,000 at the NHL level and he’s been guaranteed a minimum of $150,000 for the 2014-15 season. Tyrell was chosen in the second round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning and broke into the NHL in 2010-11 with six goals and 15 points in 78 contests but he hasn’t played in more than 26 NHL games in a single season since he was a rookie. He has 24 points in 132 career games.
Jul 27 - 3:29 PM

Ryan Johansen's agent has reportedly made the Columbus Blue Jackets a two-year offer.

Johansen is a restricted free agent and previously called the Blue Jackets insistence on a shot-term contract a "slap in the face," so the fact that they're now willing to settle for a two-year deal is huge. He broke out last season with 33 goals and 63 points, but he didn't do much offensively in his first two NHL seasons. It's not hard to see why the Blue Jackets would want to hedge their bets by inking him to a short-term deal under the circumstances, although we don't think Johansen's 2013-14 campaign was a fluke.
Jul 21 - 9:41 AM

Tim Erixon's recently signed one-year contract with Columbus is a one-way deal.

That significantly increases Erixon's chances of spending the entire 2014-15 season with the Blue Jackets. That being said, it wouldn't be shocking if he ends up serving primarily as the team's seventh defenseman and consequently spends a fair amount of time in the press box. He had five goals and 38 points in 40 AHL contests in 2013-14.
Jul 16 - 9:41 AM

Tim Erixon has agreed to a one-year deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Erixon had five goals and 33 assists in 40 AHL games in 2013-14. He's worth keeping an eye on as he has a fair chance of making the Blue Jackets' opening game roster.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 15 - 4:06 PM

It sounds like re-signing Brandon Dubinsky was a relatively painless process for both sides.

"They called us on July 1," Dubinsky said. "We called them back on July 2. Everybody enjoyed their Fourth of July weekend and we hammered it out this week. They made a generous offer. We countered, but we came to an agreement pretty quickly. It was a good situation, and there wasn't really a bad moment with it." Dubinsky inked a six-year, $35.1 million extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets that will start with the 2015-16 campaign. He's one of the Blue Jackets' leaders and now that he's locked up, he might start the 2014-15 campaign as their captain.
Jul 14 - 9:33 AM

Mike Reilly will return to the University of Minnesota for 2014-15.

Reilly scored nine goals and 33 points in 41 games last season. "It just makes so much sense for me, physically, to stay in college," Reilly said. "It was a tough decision, actually, because turning pro would be exciting and because it was possible. But when I sat down with (Blue Jackets general manager) Jarmo Kekalainen and the coaching staff, and when I talked to the coaches back in Minnesota, we all agreed it was best for me." Reilly has been bulking up to the point where he's 6-foot-1 and 186 pounds, but he plans to get bigger.
Jul 11 - 9:45 AM

Brandon Dubinsky has inked a six-year, $35.1 million contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Dubinsky had one season left on his four-year, $16.8 million deal before he would have been eligible to become an unrestricted free agent. His new contract comes with a no-movement clause. Dubinsky will continue to provide the Blue Jackets with a blend of physical play and skill. He had 18 goals, 50 points, and 98 penalty minutes in 76 games last season.
Jul 11 - 9:34 AM

Will Weber has inked a one-year, two-way deal with Columbus.

Weber had five points and 100 penalty minutes in 63 AHL games in 2013-14. He's not expected to get much, if any, playing time at the NHL level next season.
Jul 9 - 2:43 PM

Tim Erixon is reportedly close to re-signing with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Erixon had five goals and 33 points in 36 AHL games in 2013-14. The restricted free agent will probably end up with a two-way contract.
Jul 9 - 9:34 AM

Sean Collins has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Columbus.

Collins has 16 goals and 41 points in 67 AHL games in 2013-14. He also had an assist in six contests with Columbus.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 8 - 4:52 PM

Corey Tropp's two-year deal is a one-way contract.

Tropp will only come with a $625,000 annual cap hit, so he can still be buried in the minors, but the Blue Jackets are less likely to do so. This is Tropp's first one-way deal and he earned it after recording two goals and eight assists in 44 games last season.
Jul 7 - 6:59 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed Cody Goloubef to a one-year, two-way contract.

Goloubef, 24, has played in 17 career NHL games, including five last season. He had 28 points and 98 penalty minutes in 62 AHL contests in 2013-14.
Jul 7 - 3:09 PM

Corey Tropp has inked a two-year extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Tropp was a restricted free agent. He had 10 points and 37 penalty minutes in 44 games in 2013-14.
Jul 7 - 3:02 PM


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