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Seth Jones Signs Contract Extension

The future of the Blue Jackets’ blueline is here to stay.

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Seth Jones, the biggest free agent of the 2016 offseason for the Columbus Blue Jackets, has signed his contract extension.

Seth Jones’ extension is for six years, $32.4 million, which carries with it a $5.4M AAV against the cap. Per multiple sources, it also includes a limited no-trade clause during the years in which Jones would be an unrestricted free agent.

Jones, brought to Columbus in exchange for Ryan Johansen, registered 2-18-20 in 41 games for the Jackets last season.

Give credit to the Blue Jackets’ front office: this is an OUTSTANDING deal for the team. Rumors had been circulating that Jones could command more, especially as he was seeking a long term deal. Just this morning, Darren Dreger had mentioned that Jones could get $7M AAV. By coming in far under that number, Jarmo has squarely won this deal.

Also being reported, the Jackets have signed Pierre-Luc Dubois to an entry level contract.

More to come on this developing story.