If you’re an undrafted member of the Everett Silvertips, today is signing day apparently. After Bryce Kindropp was inked by the Anaheim Ducks, the Columbus Blue Jackets have now signed defenseman Jake Christiansen to a three-year entry-level contract. It will begin with the 2020-21 season, while Christiansen will finish the year with Everett.
The 20-year old Christiansen actually played nine games with the Stockton Heat at the start of this season on a professional tryout, but returned to Everett in early December. It seems as though his time in the AHL taught him a few things, as the left-handed defenseman sits with 20 goals and 47 points in just 35 games with the Silvertips.
Columbus adds another lottery ticket and some depth for their minor league club with the signing, and will hope that Christiansen can continue on his current development path.