Columbus, Oh - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Alex Broadhurst to a one-year, two-way NHL/AHL contract extension through the 2017-18 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Broadhurst, 24, posted 11 goals and 14 assists for 25 points with 23 penalty minutes and an "even" plus/minus rating in 52 games with the American Hockey League's Cleveland Monsters this past season. He finished tied for seventh on the team in goals, assists and points.
The Orland Park, Illinois native has registered 43-77-120 with 73 penalty minutes in 216 career AHL games with the Monsters and Rockford IceHogs. He has added 3-10-13 with eight penalty minutes in 24 career AHL playoff games, including 3-9-12 in 17 games to help the Monsters capture the 2016 Calder Cup. He finished second-T on the team (fifth-T in the AHL) in postseason assists and fifth-T in points on the way to the championship.
Originally Chicago's seventh-round selection, 199th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft, Broadhurst was acquired as part of a trade along with forward Brandon Saad from the Blackhawks on June 30, 2015. He posted 24-40-64 with 36 penalty minutes and was +30 in 65 games with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League in 2012-13. In his lone OHL campaign, he helped the club capture a league championship with 10-18-28 and 22 penalty minutes in 21 postseason contests.Photo credit to the Cleveland Monsters