Blue Jackets Sign Forward Eric Robinson to Two-Year Contract Extension

By Chris Pennington on January 27, 2020 at 11:12 am
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Wheels get you paid, folks.

Eric Robinson, the speedy left-winger out of Princeton who is currently in his third year in the NHL has lengthened his tenure with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced on Monday morning that Robinson signed a two-year extension with the Blue Jackets, good through the 2021-22 NHL season.

Robinson has 5-4-9 in 31 games played this season and has been a valued fourth-line forward on a banged-up Blue Jacket offensive unit. Though playing in 14 games in the two prior seasons combined, Robinson had not tallied his first NHL point until the current campaign. 

Compared to the rest of his team, Robinson also ranks second in plus/minus (+10) only behind Vladislav Gavrikov, and is second in CF% (51.5) just behind Oliver Bjorkstrand.

"Eric is an exciting young player that has gotten better and better over the past two seasons," said Kekalainen. "He is a tremendous young man, has game-breaking speed and we believe will be a very good player for us as he continues to work hard and improve his game."

Though not announced by the club specifically, the details of Robinson's contract are listed as $975,000 AAV on

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