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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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