Amidst much offseason trade speculation, Ryan Murray will be in a Columbus Blue Jacket sweater this fall.
The Blue Jackets announced on Monday afternoon that they have re-signed the six-year defenseman to a two-year contract.
For more information:https://t.co/LIPNNyXkGZ— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) July 1, 2019
The contract will be worth about $4.6 million average annual value, according to Aaron Portzline of The Athletic.
#CBJ have signed D Ryan Murray to a two-year contract, buying one year into his UFA years. Told the deal is $4.5 million this season and $4.7 million in 2020-21.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) July 1, 2019
They had discussed a three-year deal.
Murray was set to be an unrestricted free agent during the summer of 2020, so this deal will eat one year into his unrestricted free agency.
Despite an injury in the late winter took him out for the final 24 games of the regular season and the entire playoffs, Murray set a career-high 28 assists and 29 points during the 2018-2019 regular season.
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