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Blue Jackets lock up top-line center Wennberg for 6 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed free-agent center Alexander Wennberg to a six-year, $29.4 million contract.

The Blue Jackets announced the deal Friday, locking up their top-line center through the 2022-23 season, with a cap hit of $4.9 million a year. The 22-year-old Swede was a key part of a young team that set franchise records for wins and points and advanced to the playoffs last year.

Wennberg posted NHL career highs in 2016-17 with 13 goals and 46 assists for 59 points and a plus-9 plus/minus rating in 80 regular- season games. In his third year in the league, he led Columbus in assists and finished second in points to Cam Atkinson.

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Leaders
Points: C. Atkinson62
Plus/Minus: D. Savard33
Shots on Goal: C. Atkinson240
PIM: B. Dubinsky91
Win: S. Bobrovsky41
Shutouts: S. Bobrovsky7
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 247 (6)
Shots: 2540 (9)
PP%: 19.9% (12)
Penalty Minutes: 714 (22)
Assists: 400 (8)
SH Goals: 10 (4)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Carolina 0 0 0 0
Columbus 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 0 0 0 0
NY Islanders 0 0 0 0
NY Rangers 0 0 0 0
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0
Washington 0 0 0 0
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 193 (29)
Shots Against: 2489 (14)
PK%: 82.5% (9)
Penalty Minutes: 709 (18)
Shutouts: 8 (6)
Sv%: 0.922 (1)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/13 J. Brazeau Invited to Training Camp
9/13 T. Fox Invited to Training Camp
9/13 M. Mercier Invited to Training Camp
9/13 S. Desrocher Invited to Training Camp
9/13 N. Billitier Invited to Training Camp
9/13 B. Austin Invited to Training Camp
9/13 J. Pendenza Invited to Training Camp
9/13 H. Hodgson Invited to Training Camp
9/13 M. Koules Invited to Training Camp
9/13 B. MacIntyre Invited to Training Camp
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