The Blue Jackets' defensive pipeline added some depth on Monday.
Columbus signed former Boston University captain and defenseman Doyle Somerby to a two-year entry-level contract, which was first reported by The Athletic's Aaron Portzline. Somerby spent four seasons with Boston University.
#CBJ have signed D Doyle Somerby to a two-year entry contract.
— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) August 21, 2017
In his sophomore season, Somerby nearly won the NCAA championship with the Terriers. That was a team stacked with future NHLers, led by Sabres superstar forward Jack Eichel.
Extremely excited to be joining the @BlueJacketsNHL organization! Can't thank everyone enough for all the support throughout the years
— Doyle Somerby (@dsum27) August 21, 2017
Somerby was a fifth-round draft pick of the New York Islanders in 2012; as a senior in 2016-17, Somerby scored one goal and pitched in with two assists for a total of three points in 39 games.