The Columbus Blue Jackets announced the re-signing of three players today, forwards Alex Broadhurst and T.J. Tynan, as well as defenseman Scott Harrington, the latter acquired at the draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Kerby Rychel. All three contracts are one-year, two-way deals. Harrington signed for $632,500 (NHL) / $70K (AHL), Tynan for $600K / $70K ($100K guaranteed), and Broadhurst for $600K / $70k ($85,000 guaranteed)—all according to General Fanager.
The defenseman, the only of the three to have played in NHL games, was originally a second round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2011. After 10 games with the Penguins in 2015, he was traded to the Maple Leafs as part of the Phil Kessel trade, where he played 15 games before a demotion, and then injury, derailed his season. The 23-year old now requires waivers to be demoted, and as part of the trade for Rychel, should he be demoted and then claimed this season, the Blue Jackets would then receive a 2017 fifth round draft pick from Toronto.
Broadhurst, 23, was originally a seventh round draft pick of the Chicago Blackhawks, and was dealt to the Blue Jackets as part of the trade for Brandon Saad. He scored 10 goals, and 36 points in 60 games for the Calder Cup champion Lake Eerie Monsters this past season. Tynan, 24, was a third round pick of the Blue Jackets in 2011, and had six goals, 46 points in his 76 games with the Monsters. Both Broadhurst and Tynan are natives of Orland Park, Illinois.