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Blue Jackets sign winger Cam Atkinson to 7-year extension

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed all-star winger Cam Atkinson to a seven-year contract extension worth $41.1 million US.

Columbus' top scorer past 2 seasons to earn $41.1M US in new deal

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson, who was signed to a contract extension on Friday, has 125 goals and 108 assists in 397 career NHL games. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press)

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed all-star winger Cam Atkinson to a seven-year contract extension worth $41.1 million US.

The deal announced Friday secured the 28-year-old Atkinson, the team's top scorer the past two seasons, through 2024-25. He'll make $5.8 million per season.

The sixth-round draft pick in 2008 has been a regular for the Blue Jackets the past four seasons. He has registered 125 goals and 108 assists with 106 penalty minutes in 397 career NHL games. He'll make $3.5 million this season.

Columbus general manager Jarmo Kekalainen says Atkinson's best years are still in front of him, noting he's improved every year and "become a player our team can use in all situations."

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