NEWS: Blue Jackets Sign RFA D Nick Blankenburg to a Two-year/$825k AAV Contract

By Coby Maeir on July 15, 2022 at 3:44 pm
Nick Blankenburg
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Nick Blankenburg is back.

The club signed the rookie defenseman to a two-year deal with an AAV of $825k through the 2023-24 season. He will be an RFA when the contract is scheduled to expire. 

In seven regular-season games in 2021-22, the 24-year-old rookie scored one goal and three points and also registered 19 hits and 12 blocked shots. 

“Nick is a hard-nosed, competitive, smart defenseman who really impressed us after his arrival late last season,” Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said.  “He has great potential, and we are very excited to watch his continued growth and development with our club.”

Before joining the team during the home stretch of the 2021-22 season, Blankenburg played four seasons at Michigan, where he scored 25 goals and 68 points in 133 games over four seasons.


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