Prospal signs 1-year extension with Columbus

BY foxsports • February 8, 2012

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed left wing Vinny Prospal to a one-year contract extension through next season.

General manager Scott Howson announced the extension Wednesday but did not release terms, citing club policy.

The 36-year-old Prospal signed with the Blue Jackets in July and has nine goals and 24 assists in 53 games with Columbus. He has the second-most points and is tied for third in goals on the Blue Jackets.

Howson says the veteran player's leadership and performance have been assets.

Prospal is from the Czech Republic and has played for seven teams over more than 14 seasons in the NHL. He has 236 goals and 477 assists in 1,031 career games.