Blue Jackets Re-Sign Curtis McElhinney

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Curtis McElhinney to a two-year contract extension, the team announced on Wednesday.

Curtis McElhinney Blue Jackets
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The deal is worth $1.6 with an AAV of $800K, according to Rob Mixer of the team’s site (in a tweet that was retweeted by the team). The round-about announcement of the dollar amount is notable, since the team site states, as most still do, that “[a]s is club policy, terms were not disclosed.”

McElhinney is coming off a one-year deal worth $600K, in which he went 12-14-2 through 32 games with an even strength AdSv% of 92.04%. That’s the best AdSv% the 32-year-old netminder has posted in his NHL career, which spans 129 games over seven seasons spent with Columbus, Calgary, Anaheim, Ottawa, and Arizona.

McElhinney will continue to back-up Sergei Bobrovsky, who has four-years left on a contract with an AAV of $7.425 million.

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