July 5, 2013

NHL Signing: Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Nathan Horton To Seven Year Deal

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed Nathan Horton to a seven-year/$37.1 million contract. Horton was rumored over the last couple of days to be headed to the Ohio capital and now will spend the next seven seasons there. Horton has a lot of talent and will be a top-line forward but has had some issues [...]

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July 1, 2013

NHL Signing: Columbus Blue Jackets, Sergei Bobrovsky Agree To Two Year Contract Extension

The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to a two-year contract extension through the 2014-15 National Hockey League season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed. After rumors flew this past weekend that Bobrovsky might be on the trading block, the team announced Monday morning it has reached agreement [...]

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June 28, 2013

NHL News: Columbus Blue Jackets, Brad Richards, Jaroslav Halak, David Poile

The Columbus Blue Jackets have extended coach Todd Richards contract through 2014-15. ”We believe Todd is one of the top young coaches in our game and he has had a steadying influence on our team since taking over as head coach in January 2012,” said Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen. “The hard work put in by [...]

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June 5, 2013

Columbus Blue Jackets, Sergei Bobrovsky Not Progressing On Contract Talks

Contract talks between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Sergei Bobrovsky‘s camp are not progressing, according to the Columbus Dispatch. The Dispatch suggests that talks have stalled because Bobrovsky’s agent wants to wait to get into serious talks, which makes a lot of sense. For one, Bobrovsky’s value would rise considerably if he wins the Vezina [...]

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May 28, 2013

NHL Signing: Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Anton Forsberg To Three-Year Deal

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Anton Forsberg to a three-year, entry-level contract. Columbus’ sixth pick, 188th overall, in the 2011 draft, Forsberg appeared in 33 games with Sodertalje of Sweden’s HockeyAllsvenskan in 2012-13. He won 24 games while finishing second in the league with a 2.04 goals-against average and .933 save percentage. The 6-foot-2, 176-pounder [...]

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May 25, 2013

NHL Signings: Curtis McElhinney, Ilari Melart, Mikko Vainonen

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Curtis McElhinney and defenseman Ilari Melart to one-year contracts. McElhinney, who turned 30 on Thursday, has appeared in 69 career NHL games with the Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators. He has a 19-26-4 record, with a 3.09 goals-against average and an .899 save percentage. In 2012-13, he went 29-6-3 with nine shutouts in 49 games [...]

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May 9, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist, Sergei Bobrovsky, Antti Niemi Finalists For Vezina Trophy

Reigning champion Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers, Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks have been named finalists for the Vezina Trophy, given to the NHL’s best goalie, the league announced Wednesday. Lundqvist tied for the NHL lead in wins (24-16-3) and had a 2.05 goals-against average (seventh best in league) and a .926 save percentage [...]

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May 8, 2013

Quick Hits: Keith Ballard, Vancouver Canucks, Cody Bass, Alain Vigneault

ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun suggests Keith Ballard of the Vancouver Canucks is a prime candidate for one of two compliance buyouts this summer. Ballard is due $4.2 million annually through the next two season. “Lebrun says “T he defense is set, which is either a good thing if you like this group or a bad thing if you’re [...]

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April 26, 2013

NHL Signing: Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Cam Atkinson Two-Year Contract Extension

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Friday that Cam Atkinson has also signed a two-year extension with the club. Financial terms of the contract we’re not revealed by the team. In his second season with the Blue Jackets, the 23-year-old set career highs with eight goals and 16 points in 34 games. Columbus plays their last game of the regular [...]

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April 25, 2013

Quick Hits: Matt Calvert, Miikka Salomaki, Seth Jones, Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports

Matt Calvert, a valuable forechecker with the Columbus Blue Jackets, has signed a two-year contract extension that will pay him almost $1 million a season through 2014-15. The 23-year-old left wing is currently out with a broken index finger on his right hand and is expected to miss the club’s final two regular-season games. He is one [...]

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