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Boll, Jackets agree to two-year deal

Saturday, 06.30.2012 / 8:14 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / NHL Free Agency 2012 blog

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Boll, Jackets agree to two-year deal


The Columbus Blue Jackets agreed to terms with right wing Jared Boll to a two-year, $2.1 million contract, the club announced Saturday.

Jared Boll
Jared Boll
Right Wing - CBJ
GOALS: 2 | ASST: 1 | PTS: 3
SOG: 35 | +/-: -8
Boll, 26, will earn $950,000 in 2012-13 and $1.15 million in 2013-14.

Boll had two goals and an assist with 126 penalty minutes in 54 games with the Blue Jackets in 2011-12. He ranked second among on the club and 15th in the NHL in penalty minutes. In 2010-11, he went 7-5-12 and 182 penalty minutes in 73 games.

"Jared is a hard-working, honest player who gives everything he has every time he steps on the ice," Columbus general manager Scott Howson said. "He has also been a great ambassador in our community and we are happy that he will continue to be a Blue Jacket."

Boll was Columbus' fourth pick (No. 101) in the 2005 Entry Draft. Overall, he is 22-24-46 with 863 penalty minutes in 345 NHL games.

The Blue Jackets also signed defenseman Nick Holden to a one-year, two-way deal Saturday. Holden will earn $550,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level.

Holden, 26, had three goals, six assists and 14 penalty minutes in 25 games for AHL Springfield in 2011-12. He missed the majority of the season due to injury.

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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp