The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed minor league forward Justin Scott to a one-year, two-way contract. Scott was a restricted free agent and eligible for salary arbitration, but did not file and instead worked out the short-term deal.
Scott, 23, has played three seasons in the Blue Jackets organization since signing out of the OHL in 2016. Undrafted, he has become a solid depth piece for the team that can contribute some offense when required and serve as a defensively responsible forward. In fact, he tied for the team lead with three empty net goals this season, on the ice for many of the team’s last-second defensive efforts.
The former Barrie Colts forward scored just 24 points last season for the Monsters and has no NHL experience, meaning he’s likely ticketed for Cleveland once again. This season he will not be waiver-exempt however, meaning he’ll be available to the rest of the league should the team try to send him down.