Columbus Blue Jackets transactions

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2019-08-08
signed C Marko Dano to a one-year, two-way contract.
2019-08-08
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2019-07-30
Announce RW Patrick Dwyer has retired.
2019-07-30
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2019-07-16
re-signed C Ryan MacInnis to a one-year, $874,125 contract.
2019-07-16
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2019-07-15
re-signed LW Sonny Milano to a one-year, two-way contract worth $874,125.
2019-07-15
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2019-07-10
re-signed C Justin Scott to a one-year, two-way contract.
2019-07-10
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2019-07-05
signed D Scott Harrington to a three-year, $4.9 million contract extension.
2019-07-05
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2019-07-01
signed G Joonas Korpisalo to a one-year, $1.15 million contract extension.
2019-07-01
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2019-07-01
signed D Ryan Murray to a two-year, $9.2 million contract.
2019-07-01
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2019-07-01
signed RW Gustav Nyquist to a four-year, $22 million contract.
2019-07-01
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2019-06-29
signed D Doyle Somerby to a one-year, two-way contract.
2019-06-29
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2019-06-25
re-signed D Adam Clendening to a two-year contract extension through 2021.
2019-06-25
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2019-06-22
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Florida Panthers acquired 2019 third round pick (#81) from the Columbus Blue Jackets for 2019 fourth round pick (#104) & 2019 fourth round pick (#114)
2019-06-22
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2019-06-17
signed LW Markus Hannikainen to a one-year contract extension.
2019-06-17
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2019-06-15
signed LW Jakob Lilja to a one-year, entry-level contract.
2019-06-15
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2019-06-10
assigned RW Danil Tarasov to Assat Pori (Finland).
2019-06-10
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2019-06-04
signed G Veini Vehvilainen to a two-year, entry-level contract.
2019-06-04
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2019-05-15
signed G Elvis Merzlikins to a one-year contract extension.
2019-05-15
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2019-05-14
signed RW Emil Bemstrom to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2019-05-14
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2019-05-07
assigned C Alexandre Texier to Cleveland (AHL).
2019-05-07
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2019-05-04
signed RW Danil Tarasov to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2019-05-04
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2019-04-18
assigned C Liam Foudy to Cleveland (AHL).
2019-04-18
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2019-04-17
assigned RW Zac Dalpe to Cleveland (AHL).
2019-04-17
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2019-04-15
recalled C Zac Dalpe from Cleveland (AHL).
2019-04-15
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2019-04-13
signed D Vladislav Gavrikov to a two-year, entry-level contract.
2019-04-13
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2019-04-12
recalled D Adam Clendening from Cleveland (AHL).
2019-04-12
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2019-04-11
assigned D Adam Clendening to Cleveland (AHL).
2019-04-11
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2019-04-09
recalled D Adam Clendening from Cleveland (AHL).
2019-04-09
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2019-04-07
assigned D Adam Clendening to Cleveland (AHL).
2019-04-07
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2019-04-04
recalled D Adam Clendening from Cleveland (AHL).
2019-04-04
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2019-04-04
recalled C Alexandre Texier from Cleveland (AHL).
2019-04-04
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2019-04-03
assigned D Adam Clendening to Cleveland (AHL).
2019-04-03
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2019-04-01
signed D Andrew Peeke to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2019-04-01
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2019-03-30
recalled D Adam Clendening from Cleveland (AHL).
2019-03-30
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2019-03-20
signed G Elvis Merzlikins to an entry-level contract.
2019-03-20
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2019-03-15
signed RW Trey Fix-Wolansky to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2019-03-15
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2019-03-15
assigned C Alexandre Texier to Cleveland (AHL).
2019-03-15
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2019-02-27
signed C Zac Dalpe two-year, two-way contract extension.
2019-02-27
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2019-02-25
TRADE ANALYSIS
Jets acquired Alex Broadhurst from Columbus for Future Considerations
2019-02-25
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2019-02-25
New York Rangers TRADE ANALYSIS
Columbus Blue Jackets acquire Adam McQuaid from New York Rangers for 2019 4th Round Pick & 2019 7th Round Pick
2019-02-25
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2019-02-25
New Jersey Devils TRADE ANALYSIS
Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Kinkaid from New Jersey Devils for 2022 5th Round Pick
2019-02-25
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2019-02-24
activated LW Markus Hannikainen from injured reserve.
2019-02-24
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2019-02-23
Ottawa Senators TRADE ANALYSIS
Columbus acquires Ryan Dzingel & CGY's 2019 7th Round Pick from Ottawa for Anthony Duclair, 2020 2nd Round Pick and 2021 2nd Round Pick.
2019-02-23
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2019-02-23
assigned D Adam Clendening to Cleveland (AHL).
2019-02-23
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2019-02-22
Ottawa Senators TRADE ANALYSIS
acquired C Matt Duchene and D Julius Bergman from the Ottawa Senators for RW Vitaly Abramov, RW Jonathan Davidsson, 2019 first-round draft pick and a conditional 2020 first-round draft pick. 2020 1st Round Pick to Ottawa if Duchene re-signs with Columbus.
2019-02-22
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2019-02-19
activated C Brandon Dubinsky from injured reserve.
2019-02-19
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2019-02-19
assigned RW Kole Sherwood to Cleveland (AHL).
2019-02-19
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2019-02-19
recalled D Adam Clendening from Cleveland (AHL).
2019-02-19
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2019-02-15
recalled RW Kole Sherwood from Cleveland (AHL).
2019-02-15
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2019-02-11
assigned C Mark Letestu to Cleveland (AHL).
2019-02-11
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2019-02-11
recalled LW Eric Robinson from Cleveland (AHL).
2019-02-11

Trades

NHL player transactions include the exchange of players, prospects, and draft picks among teams. Teams only have until the trade deadline, which tends to fall on the last week of February or the first week of March. The trade deadline for the current season is Monday, February 26, 2018.

Signings, Terminations & Injury Designations

Other ways the players on a team are impacted are through signings, terminations, and injury designations.

Free agents

Players who are free agents have no contract and are able to sign with any club. Previously, players could have unrestricted free agency if they were 31 years old or over. After the CBA came out of the lockout in 2005, the rules changed. Now, players aged 27 and over, as well as those with at least seven years in the NHL with expired contracts, can become unrestricted free agents. Plus, players aged 22 years and over who are not selected in the NHL Draft can sign with any team as a free agent.

Unrestricted free agents can start negotiating and signing contracts with any team after July 1 of each year. Before, teams were awarded with draft picks as compensation when they lost unrestricted free agents. Since 2004, there has been no compensation.

Buyouts

Buyouts occur when teams buy a player at the end of a season for the remainder of the player’s contract. This impacts both pay and cap hit. For players under the age of 26, pay and cap hit are reduced by two-thirds. For players aged 26 to 35, pay and cap hit are reduced by one-third. Finally, for players over the age of 35, pay is reduced by one-third but cap hit is not reduced. In addition, the new team pays over twice the period of the remaining contract.

Injured Reserve List

Players who are injured, disabled, or sick and unable to play for at least seven days cannot be bought out. Instead, their teams may place them on the Injured Reserve List. A club can only put a player on the Injured Reserve List if the player had previously passed the initial physical examination of the season. The team can then replace the player on its NHL roster with someone else.

Assigning Players to the Minors & Call-Ups

If a player has already participated in a defined number of games or he has played in a certain number of seasons since the signing of the original contract, the player must be available to all NHL teams before he is assigned to the minors. This is called 'clearing waivers,' and it means that other NHL teams can 'claim' the player from the 'waiver wire,' meaning they assume the contract, and provide only a small financial compensation to the team from which the player originated. When players clear waivers, their teams have the right to loan them to a minor affiliate, typically an AHL team, or they can choose to keep them in their club. Once cleared, players don't need to do it again for the lesser of either 30 cumulative days on the roster, or until they've played in 10 games in the NHL.

Players can also rise from the minors to an NHL team. This is known as a call-up. Players may be called up due to an injury or suspension of another player, or a team can use a regular call-up of minor league affiliates who are yet to sign a contract.

The AHL

The AHL, or American Hockey League, is the primary development league for the NHL. The AHL is currently made up of 30 teams. Since there are currently 31 NHL teams, 3 NHL Teams are sharing 2 AHL teams. There are plans for the AHL to expand to 31 teams, so that each NHL team can once again have their own exclusive affiliate.

The ECHL

The ECHL (previously the East Coast Hockey League) is a mid-level league with teams from across the U.S. and Canada. It is the only other league (along with the AHL) to which all players with entry-level NHL contracts must report.

Roster Limits

Each team in the NHL has a roster limit of:

  • 50 players on contract
  • 20 players on “dressed list” for games
  • 23 players on the active NHL roster
  • 90 players on the reserve list

Players in the AHL and ECHL are part of the 50 contract limit but don’t contribute to the 23 active roster limit.

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