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2010 NHL Free Agency: Blue Jackets re-sign Mike Blunden

Mike Blunden, Adam Burish

Columbus Blue Jackets’ Mike Blunden (12) skates with the puck as Chicago Blackhawks’ Adam Burish, rear left, gives chase during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 25, 2010, in Columbus, Ohio. Blue Jackets won 8-3. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)


The Columbus Blue Jackets made a minor move today, re-signing forward Mike Blunden to a contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Blunden was originally a member of the Chicago Blackhawks organization, as the 43rd pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. The Blue Jackets acquired Blunden in a trade for Adam Pineault in January 2009. Here is more information about Blunden via Columbus.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed forward Mike Blunden to a one-year contract, General Manager Scott Howson announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Blunden, 23, recorded two goals and two assists for four points, 59 penalty minutes and was +3 in 40 games with the Blue Jackets in 2009-10. He scored the first goal of his NHL career against Chicago on March 25. He also collected 7-9-16 and 43 penalty minutes in 25 games with the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate.