Columbus has been active in recent days as they look to re-sign their pending restricted free agents. Winger Carson Meyer is the next one to receive a new deal as the Blue Jackets announced that they’ve agreed on a one-year, two-way deal with the 24-year-old. PuckPedia reports (Twitter link) that the contract pays $750K in the NHL, $125K in the AHL, and has a guarantee of $175K.
Meyer made his NHL debut this past season, getting into 13 games with Columbus in April as the team was playing out the stretch. He picked up a goal and two assists along with 27 hits in those appearances while averaging a little more than eight minutes a night on the fourth line. Prior to that, Meyer played in 57 games with AHL Cleveland, tallying 16 goals along with 11 assists.
While it’s possible that Meyer could try to push for a spot on the fourth line in training camp, the likelier scenario is that he returns to the Monsters as he is waiver-exempt through next season. But after a decent showing in the final month of the season, Meyer is someone that could be considered for an early-season recall when injuries arise in Columbus.
Aaron Portzline of The Athletic was the first to report that Meyer was close to re-signing.