Centre Pierre-Luc Dubois, who led Columbus in objectives, assists and factors in the course of the playoffs, signed a two-year, $10 million US contract extension Thursday that retains him with the Blue Jackets by way of the 2021-22 season.
“I’m excited to have the contract done and to be able to get back on the ice and play hockey again, especially with everything that is going on in the world right now,” Dubois stated in an announcement launched by the group. “I’m very fortunate and looking forward to being with my teammates at camp and the start of a new season.”
The Blue Jackets open camp Sunday.
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The third-overall choice within the 2016 draft, Dubois has 65 objectives and 93 assists with 162 penalty minutes in 234 profession video games with the Blue Jackets since making his NHL debut in the course of the 2017-18 season. The 22-year-old Dubois is the quickest Blue Jackets participant to file 100 profession factors to start his NHL profession, carrying out the feat in 143 video games.
“Pierre-Luc is a talented, young player with great potential, and we look forward to his continued growth and development, and the valuable contributions he will bring to our team,” basic supervisor Jarmo Kekalainen stated in an announcement.