Blue Jackets, Foligno Agree To Six More Years

Within the last hour, the Columbus Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced that the club has agreed on a six-year contract extension with 27 year-old left winger Nick Foligno. “Nick has been an important contributor to the growth of our team over the past two years and keeping him in the Blue Jackets family has been a priority,” said Kekalainen. “The fact that we were able to get this deal done is a testament to Nick’s commitment to our team and this community and we couldn’t be more excited that he will be a Blue Jacket for many years to come.”

Originally drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the first round (28th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, the Buffalo, New York native played in 351 games for the Senators, adding 61 goals, and 87 assists in his time in the Canadian Capital. On July, 1st 2012 the Senators needed a defenseman, so they traded the gritty Foligno to the Bluejackets, for Marc Methot.

The six-foot, 210 pound man has played in 148 games for the Jackets in the last three seasons, adding 41 goals, and 48 assists. This season, he has tied his career-high in goals with 17, through 33 games so far. Foligno is playing in his 500th NHL game tonight.

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