Blue Jackets ink Adam Boqvist to 3-year extension

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The Columbus Blue Jackets secured the services of a key young defenseman on Wednesday, signing Adam Boqvist to a three-year contract extension carrying an average annual value of $2.6 million.

Boqvist was a pending restricted free agent. He established career highs with 11 goals, 22 points, 52 games played, and 17:03 of average ice time in 2021-22 - his third NHL season.

The Swedish blue-liner, who'll turn 22 on Aug. 15, became only the sixth Columbus rearguard ever to notch at least 10 goals in a single campaign.

The Blue Jackets acquired him from the Chicago Blackhawks in the Seth Jones trade last July.

Chicago drafted Boqvist eighth overall in 2018.

Blue Jackets ink Adam Boqvist to 3-year extension
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