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Gustav Nyquist Lands In Columbus

from BlueJackets.com,

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed free agent forward Gustav Nyquist to a four-year contract through the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Nyquist, 29, has recorded 131 goals and 175 assists for 306 points with 128 penalty minutes and a +4 plus/minus rating, while averaging 16:31 in time on ice in 500 career NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings and San Jose Sharks. He has posted 40 or more points in all six of his full NHL campaigns and tallied 20 or more goals four times.

"Gustav Nyquist is a skilled, fast, two-way player who will be a great addition to our club both on the ice and in the dressing room," said Kekalainen. "He is a talented playmaker with a versatile game who has been extremely durable throughout his career and we are very excited to welcome him to the Blue Jackets family."

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Good luck in Columbus, Nike!

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 07/01/19 at 05:33 PM ET

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Good for Gus.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 07/01/19 at 06:07 PM ET

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$5.5m per is a lot of money for his production, at his age.  Never mind the term…

Posted by Primis on 07/01/19 at 06:21 PM ET

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$5.5m per is a lot of money for his production, at his age.  Never mind the term…

Compare it to what Mats Zuccarello got and it makes sense in salary, and Zuccarello is two years older and his deal is a year longer.

Nyquist got a bit too much, sure, but as far as “FREE AGENT FRENZY” signing goes, it’s not all that unreasonable.

Plus, the Jackets have a lot of production to replace and a reliable 20 goal scorer is a commodity.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 07/01/19 at 08:34 PM ET

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Also, for all the talk of him being soft, he’s pretty close to being an iron man, he’s missed 7 games in the last five seasons. I don’t think there should be much worry about him not being able to play when he’s 33. It’s the next contract that could be the problem.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 07/01/19 at 08:38 PM ET

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Nyquist got a bit too much, sure, but as far as “FREE AGENT FRENZY” signing goes, it’s not all that unreasonable.

Plus, the Jackets have a lot of production to replace and a reliable 20 goal scorer is a commodity

Always liked Nyquist. Wishing him the best in Columbus. cheese

Posted by bigfrog on 07/01/19 at 10:24 PM ET

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Nyquist got a bit too much, sure, but as far as “FREE AGENT FRENZY” signing goes, it’s not all that unreasonable.

Plus, the Jackets have a lot of production to replace and a reliable 20 goal scorer is a commodity

Always liked Nyquist. Wishing him the best in Columbus. cheese

Posted by bigfrog on 07/01/19 at 10:24 PM ET

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Double dip. LOL

Posted by bigfrog on 07/01/19 at 10:24 PM ET

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This one always made lots of sense.

Good luck Nike!

Strangely I kept seeing references to him in an Atlantic piece an upgrade for the Jackets at center.

Has he played center since he was at Maine?

Good skilled character veteran who should help for a while.
Didn’t saddle themselves with a mega-contract to a UFA.
And are at least holding onto that second #1 pick instead of shipping it to Ottawa
to bring back Duchene.

Duchene, Bob, and Bread: three guys who simply had one or two very specific destinations in mind no matter how much Columbus offered. Fascinating to see what the youngest forwards and rookie goalie are ready for.

Posted by lefty.30 on 07/02/19 at 06:23 AM ET

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Athletic not Atlantic

I’d understand the Atlantic not knowing Nike is a winger

Posted by lefty.30 on 07/02/19 at 06:24 AM ET

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