Columbus Blue Jackets Re-Sign Forward

The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed center Josh Dunne to a one-year contract extension, with the deal valued at $775,000 at the NHL level and $125,000 if he plays in the minors.

Despite going undrafted, the 24-year-old forward has already showcased his potential in the NHL, appearing in 14 games and utilizing his imposing 6'4" and 211 lb frame.

While his recent NHL stint yielded no points, his size and presence on the ice provide a valuable dynamic to the team.

Dunne's skills were further demonstrated in the AHL with the Cleveland Monsters, where he played 65 games during the previous season, tallying an impressive 20 goals and 17 assists.

His successful stint in the AHL suggests that he will continue to be a valuable asset for the Monsters in the upcoming season. Additionally, there is potential for Dunne to receive call-ups to the NHL, providing depth for the Blue Jackets and capitalizing on his scoring ability and physicality.

Overall, the contract extension signifies the team's recognition of Dunne's potential and the value he brings to both the AHL and NHL rosters.

With his promising performance in the AHL and his previous NHL experience, Dunne is poised to contribute to the Blue Jackets organization in the upcoming season. Photo Credit: Jason Mowry-USA TODAY Sports