Gaudreau Signs Seven-Year, $68.6 Million Contract With Blue Jackets

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Left-wing Johnny Gaudreau signed a seven-year contract that carries a $9.8 million cap hit with the Columbus Blue Jackets after becoming an unrestricted free agent at 12 noon ET on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old set career-highs last season when he notched 40 goals (tied for 15th in the NHL) and 115 points (tied with Florida Panthers left-wing Jonathan Huberdeau for second) in 82 regular-season games. Gaudreau also tallied three goals and 14 points in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

He reportedly left $15-17.5 million on the table after leaving the Flames for the Blue Jackets.

In 602 career regular-season games, all with the Flames, Gaudreau has scored 210 goals and 609 points. He has added 11 goals and 33 points in 42 career postseason outings.

The Blue Jackets add a huge boost to their offense after finishing 2021-22 14th in the league with a 3.15 goals-per-game average and 24th with a 18.6% power-play efficiency. Gaudreau averaged 2:57 per game on the power-play, most among Calgary forwards, and earned six goals and 25 points on the man advantage.

The Blue Jackets now have $3,116,667 million in salary cap space.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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5 Responses to Gaudreau Signs Seven-Year, $68.6 Million Contract With Blue Jackets

  1. Anonymous says:

    Congrats to Johnny!
    I am wondering if the Caps got rid of Hags and not traded for Brown.. would they have been able to sign Giroux?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Woah. He was supposed to be going to NJ or Philly.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wonder if the Caps were in the chase for Johnny Hockey?

  4. steven says:

    Now this is a player that the Caps should ahve been in on not Brown or MoJo.

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