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Blue Jackets re-sign center Lukas Sedlak to one-year contract

by BlueJackets.com Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Lukas Sedlak to a one-year, two-way NHL/AHL contract extension through the 2016-17 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Sedlak, 23, posted 14 goals and four assists for 18 points with 27 penalty minutes and a +13 plus/minus rating in 54 games with Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters, Columbus’ AHL affiliate during the 2015-16 regular season. Setting career highs in goals, points, plus/minus and games-played (tied), he was fifth-T on the club in goals and fourth-T in plus/minus.

The České Budějovice, Czech Republic native has added 6-5-11 with 16 penalty minutes and a +9 plus/minus rating in 12 games during the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs. He currently leads the AHL in plus/minus and sits fourth-T in goals and sixth-T in points while tied for the club lead in points and ranking second in goals, third in penalty minutes and fourth-T in assists.

Columbus’ fifth pick, 158th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft, Sedlak has tallied 28-20-48, 83 penalty minutes and a +22 plus/minus rating in 159 career AHL games with the Monsters and Springfield Falcons since making his pro debut in 2013-14. He recorded 32-47-79, 121 penalty minutes and was +25 in 98 career games with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 2011-13. Sedlak has represented the Czech Republic at four international tournaments, including the 2012 and 2013 IIHF World Junior Championships.

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