COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Steven Delisle to a standard three-year entry level contract, General Manager Scott Howson announced May 6. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Delisle, 19, (pronounced deh-LIHL) registered five goals and 24 assists for 29 points, 77 penalty minutes and a +17 plus/minus rating in 64 games with Gatineau and Rouyn-Noranda of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2009-10. He ranked third on the Huskies in penalty minutes and was also third among club defensemen in assists and plus/minus rating. He added 1-3-4 and 12 penalty minutes in 11 playoff games.
"We are pleased to add Steven to our young group of defensemen who have recently turned professional," Howson said. "He is a defending defenseman who brings size and character to our organization."
A native of Levise, Quebec, Delisle was the Blue Jackets’ third pick, 107th overall, in the 2008 Entry Draft. He tallied 17-83-100, 300 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +18 in 253 career QMJHL games. He collected 6-23-29, 82 penalty minutes and was +8 in 70 games with Gatineau in 2007-08 and added 0-10-10 and 16 penalty minutes in 19 playoff games, helping the Olympiques win the QMJHL title.
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