Seth Jones Signs Contract Extension
The future of the Blue Jackets’ blueline is here to stay.
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.