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A Six-Year Contract For Alexander Wennberg And The Columbus Blue Jackets

from the Columbus Blue Jackets,

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Alexander Wennberg to a six-year contract through the 2022-23 NHL season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Wennberg, 22, posted NHL career highs in 2016-17, recording 13 goals and 46 assists for 59 points and a +9 plus/minus rating in 80 regular season games. He led Columbus in assists and multi-point games (14, tied) and finished second in points. His 46 assists were 15th-T most in the NHL and the fourth-most in a single season in Blue Jackets history. The 6-2, 196-pound center made his NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs debut in the 2017 postseason and recorded an assist in five contests vs. Pittsburgh.

"We are excited to have signed Alexander to a long-term contract through the 2022-23 season, " said Kekalainen. "He has shown steady improvement throughout his young NHL career and is coming off a very good 2016-17 campaign. At just 22-years-old, he has tremendous opportunity to become an integral player for our organization for years to come."

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Reports are six years, $29.4M

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StayClassy's avatar

Decent deal. Has the potential to be an absolute STEAL.

Posted by StayClassy from Wings fan in Columbus on 09/01/17 at 05:43 PM ET

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