Blue Jackets Sign Defenseman Jake Christiansen to Three-year Entry-level Deal

By Sam Blazer on March 4, 2020 at 6:27 pm
Jake Christiansen of the Everett Silvertips attempts a shot during a Western Hockey League game.

The Blue Jackets have made a minor move after the trade deadline but they won't get to bear any of the fruit until the 2020-21 season at the earliest.

It was announced that Columbus has signed Everett Silvertips (WHL) defenseman Jake Christiansen to a three-year entry-level deal. The contract does not start until the beginning of the 2020-21 season.

Christiansen is playing for the Silvertips this season but also played on a professional tryout contract for the Stockton Heat of the Calgary Flames organization. Christiansen did not put up any points in the AHL with the Heat while playing in nine games.

Meanwhile with the Silvertips this year, Christiansen leads the WHL in goals and points per game. In 35 games, Christiansen has put up 20 goals and 27 assists for a total of 47 points.

The Blue Jackets do not have many draft picks this season and because of it, they will need to find players in different ways. This is one example of the team looking under ever nook and cranny to find their man.

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