Calvert signs 2-year extension with Blue Jackets
Left wing Matt Calvert, a valuable forechecker with the Columbus
Blue Jackets, has signed a two-year contract extension that will
pay him almost $1 million a season through 2014-15.
The 23-year-old left wing is currently out with a broken index
finger on his right hand and is expected to miss the club’s final
two regular-season games. He is one of the reasons the Blue Jackets
are in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race, entering
Tuesday’s play in eighth place.
The native of Brandon, Manitoba, has nine goals and seven
assists with 32 penalty minutes in 42 games in his third season
with the organization. He was taken by Columbus with its fifth pick
in the 2008 draft.