NEWS: Blue Jackets Sign 2022 First-round Picks David Jiricek and Denton Mateychuk to Three-year, Entry-level Contracts

By Coby Maeir on July 13, 2022 at 12:26 pm
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Defenseman David Jiricek and Denton Mateychuk, both of whom were selected by the Jackets in the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft, are officially under contract.

The club announced they signed Jiricek and Mateychuk to three-year, entry-level contracts today. 

The Jackets selected Jiricek, a defenseman, sixth overall, with the pick they received from Chicago in last year's Seth Jones trade.

With their second pick in the first round, the Jackets selected Mateychuk, also a defenseman, 12th overall. 

Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen has not decided on where the two blueliners will play next season, but if Mateychuk does not make the team out of training camp, he will be playing for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League.