"I'm super motivated."
"I'm going to take a role here that I've been waiting for–I want to do it for myself, but for my team and the city."
Jack Roslovic signed a two-year contract with the Blue Jackets as part of Saturday's blockbuster trade with the Winnipeg Jets.
Roslovic, a central Ohio native and product of the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets program, is coming home. He's a big part of the deal that brought Patrik Laine to Columbus in exchange for Pierre-Luc Dubois, a young player with potential that hopes to realize it in his hometown.
He did, however, need a new deal. Roslovic was a restricted free agent (RFA) and couldn't agree to terms with the Jets, but signed a two-year, $3.8 million deal with the Blue Jackets to get him ready to go. Once he passes the COVID-19 protocols, an estimated 48-hour period, he should be cleared to join his new team.
“I’m excited about the opportunity. It makes it that much sweeter that it’s in Columbus,” Roslovic said Saturday. "I grew up here watching the team play. It's an extra cherry on top (to be traded to his hometown team)."