NEWS: Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Pending RFA D Adam Boqvist to a Three-year Extension with a $2.6M Cap Hit

By Coby Maeir on July 6, 2022 at 5:45 pm
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Adam Boqvist is back under contract.

The club announced they signed the 21-year-old defenseman to a three-year contract extension that carries an annual cap hit of $2.6M, according to the team's release. 

He will be a restricted free agent (RFA) when this contract expires after the 2024-25 season. His base salary in the 2024-25 season is $3.2M which is the amount of money his qualifying offer will be. Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reported the salary details.

"Adam is a talented, mobile defenseman with the ability and creativity to provide offense from the blueline,” Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. “Despite some injuries, he had a very good first season with our club at the age of 21 and as he gets bigger and stronger, we believe he has the potential to be a very impactful player in this league.” 

The Chicago Blackhawks selected Boqvist eighth overall in the 2018 NHL Draft. In 76 regular-season games with Chicago, he scored six goals and 29 points. He also played in eight playoff games but did not register a point.

Last summer, the Blue Jackets acquired Boqvist as a part of a blockbuster trade that sent Seth Jones to Chicago.

In 2021-22, his first season with Columbus Boqvist set career-highs in games played with 52, goals with 11, and points 22. 

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