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Blue Jackets sign C Wennberg to six-year contract

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(TSX / STATS) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets signed center Alexander Wennberg to a six-year contract on Friday through the 2022-23 season.

The deal is for $29.4 million, with a $4.9 million cap hit.

The 22-year-old scored 13 goals and 46 assists for 59 points and a plus-9 rating in 80 regular season games last season.

"We are excited to have signed Alexander to a long-term contract through the 2022-23 season, " Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. "He has shown steady improvement throughout his young NHL career and is coming off a very good 2016-17 campaign. At just 22 years old, he has tremendous opportunity to become an integral player for our organization for years to come."

The Stockholm, Sweden native has recorded 25 goals, 94 assists and 45 penalty minutes in 217 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets since making his NHL debut in 2014-15.

Updated September 1, 2017

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