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Clitsome Signs Two Year Contract With Columbus

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Grant Clitsome to a two-year contract, Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today.  As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Clitsome, 26, registered four goals and 15 assists for 19 points, had 16 penalty minutes and a +2 plus/minus rating in 31 games with the Blue Jackets in 2010-11.  He ranked second on the club in time on ice average (21:16) and was fourth among defensemen in goals, assists and points.  He added 5-10-15 and 22 penalty minutes in 32 games with the Springfield Falcons, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate.

“We are pleased to have Grant signed for two more years,” Howson said.  “He is a great example of a player we drafted who has patiently developed at the collegiate and AHL levels and become a solid, dependable NHL defenseman.”

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