Blue Jackets Sign Goaltender Jean-Francois Berube To One-Year, Two-Way Contract

By Jacob Nitzberg on September 30, 2021 at 3:02 pm
Jean-Francois Berube makes a save.
Gene J. Puskar/AP

Jean-Francois Berube has had an excellent preseason with the Blue Jackets, and he's been rewarded with a contract.

Today, the Blue Jackets announced the signing of Berube to a one-year, two-way contract worth $750K at the NHL level or $200K at the AHL level, per Brian Hedger of the Columbus Dispatch. $225K is guaranteed.

Berube, 30, has experience at the NHL level, although most of his career has been spent in the AHL. He's been solid in the AHL but hasn't had much NHL success to date.

League W L OT GAA SV%
NHL 9 10 4 3.30 .898
AHL 119 81 15 2.58 .906

The Canadian netminder was part of the Blue Jackets' organization during the 2018-19 season. In June of 2018, the Blue Jackets sent forward Jordan Schroeder to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Berube, who played 43 games with the Cleveland Monsters that year. 

Berube will likely split the net in Cleveland with Daniil Tarasov, but if Merzlikins or Korpisalo get hurt, Berube could see some time in Columbus.

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