COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed defenseman Jonathan Sigalet to a two-year, two-way National Hockey League/American Hockey League contract, club General Manager Scott Howson announced July 10. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Sigalet, 23, was originally acquired by the Blue Jackets from the Boston Bruins in exchange for the rights to left wing Matt Marquardt on May 27, 2008. He missed most of the 2008-09 season due to a shoulder injury, but registered five goals and six assists for 11 points, 16 penalty minutes and a +13 plus/minus rating in 19 games with the Syracuse Crunch, the club's AHL affiliate.
Boston's fourth pick, 100th overall, in the 2005 Entry Draft, he appeared in one game with the Bruins during the 2006-07 season and spent most of his first three professional seasons with the Providence Bruins, Boston's AHL affiliate. He has registered 26-66-92 with 170 penalty minutes and a +57 plus/minus rating in 214 career AHL games. He collected 3-20-23 with 58 penalty minutes and was +20 in 70 games during the 2007-08 season and added 0-3-3 with 12 penalty minutes and was +6 in 10 Calder Cup Playoffs games.
A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Sigalet played two seasons at Bowling Green State University from 2003-05. In 72 career games with the Falcons, he registered 6-25-31 and 62 penalty minutes, including a career-high 3-13-16 and 36 penalty minutes in 2004-05. After signing with the Bruins, he made his professional debut with Providence in 2005-06 and led all club defensemen in scoring with 9-27-36 and 59 penalty minutes in 75 games.
Columbus Blue Jackets season tickets for 2009-10 are on sale now with prices starting at $18 per game. In addition, 10- and 20-Game packages for 2009-10 are also on sale. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.