Blue Jackets Sign Goaltender Daniil Tarasov to a Three-year Extension

By Coby Maeir on June 15, 2022 at 10:45 am
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The Jackets shore up their goalie depth.

The team and goaltender Daniil Tarasov agreed to a three-year extension with an average annual value (AAV) of $1.05MM. He will be under contract through the 2024-25 season. 

Tarasov is now one of the four goaltenders under contract in the Blue Jackets organization, along with Elvis Merzlikins, Joonas Korpisalo, and Jet Greaves. 

"Daniil is a big, athletic goaltender who exhibits great poise and calmness in net," GM Jarmo Kekalainen said in the team’s press release. "We were very impressed with his play last season before he was injured and are excited to see him continue to develop and grow in the years ahead."

The 23-year-old made his NHL debut this season, playing in four games, starting three of them, and posting a .937SV% and a 2.40 GAA. He is expected to make a full recovery following surgery on his right hip on February 23, 2022. 

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