Blue Jackets Off-Season Continues: Derek Dorsett Re-Signed

COLUMBUS OH - OCTOBER 22: Derek Dorsett #15 of the Columbus Blue Jackets checks Brendan Mikkelson #29 of the Calgary Flames into the boards during the second period on October 22 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

In a not-too-surprising move, the Blue Jackets announced today that they've re-signed winger Derek Dorsett to a three year contract:

Dorsett registered 12 goals and eight assists for 20 points and had 235 penalty minutes in 77 games with the Blue Jackets in 2011-12. He led the NHL in penalty minutes and is one of only three players since the start of the 1996-97 season to lead the league in that category and post double digit goals. He set career highs in goals, points, penalty minutes, games played, shots (137) and time on ice average (14:41), while leading the club in hits (199) and ranking fourth in takeaways (36).

I don't think there were too many people who didn't see this move coming, and Dorsett really took a big step forward this past season both on the ice and in the leadership arena. At times during the season he had an "A" on his sweater, and his commitment to never taking a shift off rubs off on his teammates. Dorse is always willing to engage in a fight with ANYONE from the other team, and he skates like his hair is on fire at all times.

His goals and assists were career highs, and that will be the big question going forward: can Dorsett continue to contribute offensively, or was this past season the product of a contract year push? Time will tell, but unless something has drastically changed, it's hard to imagine Dorsett not playing 110% at all times going forward. Hopefully the goals will continue to come.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Cannon

You must be a member of The Cannon to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Cannon. You should read them.

Join The Cannon

You must be a member of The Cannon to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Cannon. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker