Another day, another RFA signing.
The Blue Jackets have signed forward Carson Meyer to a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract extension through the 2022-23 season. Meyer, a Powell, Ohio, native, was a pending restricted free agent heading into this off-season. Aaron Portzline of The Athletic first reported that the Jackets and Meyer were close to a deal.
NEWS: #CBJ announce theyve signed RW Carson Meyer to a one-year, two-way contract extension for the 2022-23 season. @Aportzline first had the report that they were closing in on a deal. Screenshots via @BlueJacketsPR. pic.twitter.com/6sZO3m1cTC— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) July 2, 2022
Portzline also reported that Meyer's salary will be $750k at the NHL level and $125k at the AHL with a $175k minimum guarantee. His cap hit will be $750k and he is scheduled to be an RFA again next summer when this contract will expire.
Columbus selected Meyer, now 24, with the 179th pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, and he has played hockey in the state of Ohio either professionally or collegiately since the 2016-17 season. He played two seasons at Miami (Ohio) before playing his final two seasons at Ohio State. In 137 college games, Meyer scored 42 goals and 89 points.
Following his collegiate career, Meyer played in 26 games for the AHL's Cleveland Monsters in 2020-21, scoring nine goals and 20 points. In the 2021-22 season, he played in 57 games with the Monsters, scoring 16 goals and 27 points.
He made his NHL debut in 2021-22, playing 13 games for the Blue Jackets, scoring one goal and three points.