The Columbus Blue Jackets have inked a young minor league player, signing Alex Broadhurst to a one-year two-way contract extension. No financials were released.
Broadhurst has played in the AHL for the past four seasons, developing into a fine two-way option for the Cleveland Monsters last season. In 52 games he scored 25 points and was a key contributor in the Monsters’ 2015-16 Calder Cup championship. He’s still yet to make it into an NHL game, but at 24 still has plenty of time. He was set to become a restricted free agent this summer.
The Blue Jackets now have five RFAs remaining to get under contract, including an important pair in Josh Anderson and Alexander Wennberg. Even with David Clarkson’s contract off the books the team will be scraping the cap ceiling this summer, meaning there may be some more salary shedding in their future.