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Blue Jackets acquire Jake Bean from Carolina

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The cost was the second round pick acquired earlier from Chicago

Carolina Hurricanes v Columbus Blue Jackets Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via Getty Images

While still trying to deal with Seth Jones getting traded to Chicago, the Columbus Blue Jackets made another move involving a defenseman, sending the second round pick acquired from Chicago to Carolina for Jake Bean.

Bean was the 13th overall pick in the 2016 draft. 2021 was his first full season in the NHL, playing 42 games for the Hurricanes plus 11 games in the playoffs. He scored one goal in the regular season (plus one in the playoffs) and 11 assists in the regular season. His 5v5 CF% was 52.8 and he averaged 14:32 minutes per game.

Between Bean and Boqvist, the blue line just got a massive infusion of young talent. Welcome to Columbus, Jake!