Blue Jackets Sign Pending RFA Center Josh Dunne to a One-year, Two-way (NHL/AHL) Contract Extension

By Coby Maeir on July 1, 2022 at 10:49 am
Josh Dunne
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Another pending restricted free agent (RFA) signed to an extension.

The Blue Jackets signed center Josh Dunne to a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract extension through the 2022-23 season.

According to Aaron Portzline of The Athletic, Dunne's salary will be $874,125.

The 23-year-old has played in six regular-season NHL games, all in the 2020-21 season for the Blue Jackets, where he recorded four PIMs and seven shots on goal. 

In 44 career AHL regular-season games, Dunne has scored 14 goals and 21 points while adding 53 PIMs and 82 shots on goal, which includes the six goals and 11 points he scored in 29 games during the 2021-22 season.  

Before playing professionally, Dunne played collegiately at Clarkson University, where he was the captain his junior season, and scored 29 goals and 55 points, adding 70 PIMs in 78 games over three seasons. As a sophomore, he was named to the All-ECAC Third Team and won the league's Best Defensive Forward Award.