The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Jake Christiansen to a three-year entry level contract beginning with the 2020-21 campaign, club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Christiansen, 20, has registered 20 goals and 27 assists for 47 points with 35 penalty minutes, seven power play goals and a +27 plus/minus rating in 35 games with the Everett Silvertips in the Western Hockey League this season. He leads league defensemen in goals and points-per-game (1.34) and ranks third in power play goals and ninth-T in points. The 6-1, 190-pound blueliner also made his professional debut at the beginning of the campaign, skating in nine contests with the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League.
A native of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Christiansen has recorded 48-101-149 with 114 penalty minutes and a cumulative +82 plus/minus rating in 294 career WHL outings with the Silvertips since making his debut in 2015-16. In 2018-19, he set a career high in assists with 12-32-44 in 67 appearances with Everett. He played in all 72 contests for the club in both 2016-17 and 2017-18.