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Columbus Blue Jackets sign defenseman Andrew Peeke to 2-year deal

Mar 4, 2020; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Andrew Peeke (2) and Calgary Flames center Tobias Rieder (16) battle for the puck during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 4, 2020; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Andrew Peeke (2) and Calgary Flames center Tobias Rieder (16) battle for the puck during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday signed defenseman Andrew Peeke to a two-year deal worth $1.575 million.

Peeke, 23, has a goal and five assists in 33 games with the Blue Jackets since they selected him in the second round of the 2016 draft. He has averaged 14:57 minutes of ice time.

“Andrew is a smart, mobile defenseman, who has the ability to join the rush and make plays in all three zones,” Columbus general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said in a statement. “He is still a young player, but we are excited to see his continued growth within our organization as he continues to work and earn more playing time.”

–Field Level Media