The Blue Jackets have put pen to paper with one of their former prospects, announcing the signing of Carson Meyer to a one-year, entry-level deal for the 2021-22 season. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The 23-year-old was a sixth-round pick (179th overall) of Columbus back in 2017 but didn’t sign with them when his NCAA career came to an end last year, making him an unrestricted free agent in August. Meyer split his college career between Miami University of Ohio and Ohio State, spending two seasons with each school and was much better with the latter than the former, notching 53 points with Ohio State after putting up 36 over his first two years.
However, Meyer wound up signing a minor-league deal with the Blue Jackets in October after testing the market, effectively keeping him in the organization. He has done well in limited action with AHL Cleveland this season, potting five goals along with seven assists in just 13 games which was good enough to earn him an NHL contract after all. Given his limited professional action, Meyer is likely ticketed to go back to the Monsters next season but will now have the opportunity to be recalled if he plays at a similar level.