Blue Jackets sign Nick Foligno to 6-year, $33M contract extension

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Nick Foligno to a six-year, $33-million contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.

"Nick has been an important contributor to the growth of our team over the past two years and keeping him in the Blue Jackets family has been a priority," general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said in a release. "The fact that we were able to get this deal done is a testament to Nick's commitment to our team and this community and we couldn't be more excited that he will be a Blue Jacket for many years to come."

The 27-year-old, who is suiting up for his 500th career game Wednesday night, has recorded 17 goals and 14 assists in 33 games. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

The Blue Jackets acquired Foligno in a trade with the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenseman Marc Methot in the summer of 2012.

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