Blue Jackets Sign Defenseman

The Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Nick Blankenburg to a two-year deal worth $825K. 

The twenty-four year old played seven games for the Blue Jackets this past season, scoring one goal and two assists. He finished with a plus/minus rating of minus three. 

In 133 games at the University of Michigan, Blakenburg scored 25 goals and 43 assists for 68 total points. He finished with a very good plus/minus rating of 50.

Not a bad payday for Blankenburg coming off a very short entry-level contract. 

He'll function as a solid middle of the lineup defenseman this upcoming season. 

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