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Blue Jackets sign Bjorkstrand to three-year deal

The Columbus Blue Jackets signed their last remaining restricted free agent, forward Oliver Bjorkstrand, to a three-year deal on Sunday, the team announced.


Reuters Colombia
Updated: 15-07-2018 22:31 IST

The Columbus Blue Jackets signed their last remaining restricted free agent, forward Oliver Bjorkstrand, to a three-year deal on Sunday, the team announced.

Terms were not announced, but the deal is reportedly worth $2.5 million annually.

Bjorkstrand, 23, will again be a restricted free agent when his deal is up in 2021.

He finished with 11 goals and 29 assists in 82 games with Columbus last season.

"Oliver is a gifted player with a tremendous shot and scoring instincts who has improved steadily during his first three season. as a pro," said general manager Jarmo Kekalainen. "He is just scratching the surface of the type of player he can be and we believe he has the potential to be a dynamic offensive player for our club."

A third-round pick by the Blue Jackets in the 2013 NHL Draft, Bjorkstrand starred for the American Hockey League's Lake Erie/Cleveland Monsters before earning a full-time role with the NHL club last season.

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