COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Jonathan Davidsson to a three-year entry level contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Davidsson, 21, recorded 10 goals and 21 assists for 31 points with 12 penalty minutes, a +18 plus/minus rating and averaged 14:24 of ice time in 52 regular season games with Djurgårdens IF of the Swedish Hockey League during the 2017-18 season. He finished second on the club in assists, points and plus/minus (tied) and third in game-winning goals (three-tied). He also added 4-4-8 and six penalty minutes, while averaging 17:02 of ice time in 11 playoff contests.
"Jonathan is a fast, skilled player who put up good numbers in the Swedish Hockey League this season," said Kekalainen. "He is a smart player and mature young man and we believe he has a very bright future with our organization."
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A native of Tyreso, Sweden, Davidsson has collected 13-30-43 with 30 penalty minutes and a +11 plus/minus rating in 108 career games with Djurgårdens IF (SHL) and has added 4-4-8 in 13 career playoff contests. The 5-11, 185-pound winger has also collected 32-63-95, 64 penalty minutes and was +43 in 89 career games with Djurgårdens IF J20 of the SuperElit (Juniors). In 2016-17, he notched 3-9-12 with 16 penalty minutes in 44 games in the SHL and added 5-7-12 in 11 contests in the SuperElit league.
Davidsson was selected by the Blue Jackets with the club's sixth round pick, 170th overall, in the 2017 NHL Draft. He has represented Sweden in junior international competition, registering 9-19-28 and 20 penalty minutes in 59 contests.