Blue Jackets Sign Defenseman Scott Harrington To A Three-Year Contract Extension

By Dan Dukart on July 5, 2019 at 12:57 pm
Scott Harrington plays against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the 2019 playoffs
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Scott Harrington, one of two remaining RFAs on the Blue Jackets, has re-signed with the club on a three-year deal worth $4.9M ($1,633,333 AAV).

With the signing, the Blue Jackets have approximately $21M tied up among their eight defensemen under contract: Seth Jones ($5.4M), Ryan Murray ($4.6M), David Savard ($4.25M), Markus Nutivaara ($2.7M), Harrington ($1.63M), Vladislav Gavrikov ($925k), Dean Kukan ($725k), and Adam Clendening ($700k). Zach Werenski remains unsigned as the last remaining RFA. 

From the team's release:

Harrington, who has registered 5-21-26 and 49 penalty minutes in 152 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Toronto Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins, was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the second round, 54th overall, at the 2011 NHL Draft. He spent two seasons in the Penguins organization and made his NHL debut with the club during a 10-game stint during the 2014-15 campaign. He split the 2015-16 season between the Maple Leafs and American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies and was acquired by the Blue Jackets from Toronto with a conditional fifth round draft pick in exchange for Kerby Rychel on June 25, 2016.

The 6-2, 205-pound native of Kingston, Ontario represented Canada at two IIHF World Junior Championships. He won a bronze medal in 2012 and was named one of Canada's top three players at the 2013 tournament. During four seasons with the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights from 2009-13, he served as team captain and helped the club capture OHL championships while earning OHL First Team All-Star honors in each of his last two seasons. He tallied 13-68-81, 129 penalty minutes and was +58 in 216 career OHL contests.

Per CapFriendly, the Blue Jackets have $15,765,918 in remaining cap space.

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