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.

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