COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed former Princeton University captain Eric Robinson to a two-year entry level contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. The 6-2, 201-pound forward recently completed a four-year career at Princeton University and is expected to join the Blue Jackets in Edmonton on Tuesday.
Robinson, 22, set career highs in goals, assists, points and penalty minutes at Princeton this season with 17-14-31 and 44 penalty minutes in 36 games, while serving as team captain. He helped the Tigers capture the ECAC tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament, where they were defeated by Ohio State 4-2 in the NCAA Midwest Regional last weekend.
"Eric is a power forward with excellent speed who plays a very reliable two-way game and brings the type of character and leadership we value as an organization," said Kekalainen. "He will join our team for the rest of the regular season and we are excited about his future with the Columbus Blue Jackets."
A native of Bellmawr, New Jersey, Robinson registered 39-28-67 and 74 penalty minutes in 128 career games at Princeton from 2014-18. After combining for 9-6-15 in 58 games as a freshman and sophomore, he tallied 13-8-21 in 34 games as a junior in 2016-17. He played one season in the USHL prior to embarking on his college career, collecting 8-16-24 and 24 penalty minutes with the Dubuque Fighting Saints in 2013-14.