The Blue Jackets have signed right wing Cam Atkinson to a seven-year, $41.125 million contract extension that will keep him with the club through the 2024-25 NHL season, club GM Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Atkinson, 28, has registered 125 goals and 108 assists for 233 points with 106 penalty minutes in 397 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets. He ranks second in club history in goals and game-winning goals (25), fourth in points, seventh in games played and 10th in assists and is one of three players (Rick Nash, R.J. Umberger) in club history to score 20 or more goals in four consecutive seasons.
“Cam Atkinson has played an integral role in the growth of our team over the past four seasons and we couldn’t be happier that he will remain a Columbus Blue Jacket for many years to come,” said Kekalainen. “He has improved every year he’s been here and has become a player our team can use in all situations. We believe his best years are still in front of him.”