It didn’t take long for Eric Robinson to accept his qualifying offer to remain with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The pending RFA has re-signed with the team for the 2019-20 season on a one-year, two-way contract worth just over $874K at the NHL level.
Robinson, 24, signed with the Blue Jackets in 2018 after playing four years at Princeton University and made quite an impact in the organization this season. The 6’2″ winger recorded 24 points in 45 games with the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL and has now suited up 14 times for the Blue Jackets. Amazingly he was held completely off the score sheet in those 14 games, failing to record a point or penalty minute.
Despite that, the two-way winger could very well be in the team’s plans as a fourth-line option should they need him this year. He will be waiver exempt meaning he can start the year with the Monsters, but given the team may be losing at least three forwards in Artemi Panarin, Ryan Dzingel and Matt Duchene there will be opportunity to make the club in training camp.