Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Defenseman To Contract Extension

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Jake Christiansen to a one-year, two-way contract extension.

The 23-year-old from West Vancouver, British Columbia has shown promise both in the NHL and AHL. With 32 NHL games under his belt, Christiansen has recorded one goal and four assists, demonstrating his limited ability to contribute offensively.

However, with the emergence of young defensemen on the team, such as Nick Blankenburg, Jake Bean, and Adam Boqvist, Christiansen's opportunities to build on his NHL experience may be tough to come by.

Nevertheless, his offensive potential and accuracy from the back end are notable, and the Blue Jackets have shown confidence in his potential by extending his contract.

Prior to his professional career, Christiansen played five seasons with the WHL's Everett Silvertips, accumulating impressive numbers with 152 points in 297 games.

As he enters his fourth season with the Blue Jackets organization, Christiansen aims to continue his development and make a lasting impact on the team. Photo Credit: Jason Mowry-USA TODAY Sports