COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Jake Hansen to a standard two-year entry level contract, club Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Howson announced April 12.
Hansen, 22, just completed his senior season at the University of Minnesota (WCHA), where he registered 16 goals and 22 assists for 38 points, 58 penalty minutes and a +19 plus/minus rating in 43 games. He set career highs in goals, assists, points, plus/minus rating, penalty minutes and games played, while helping the Gophers reach the Frozen Four.
A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Hansen was the Blue Jackets' fourth pick, 68th overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft. In four seasons with Minnesota from 2008-12, he tallied 36-41-77, 165 penalty minutes and had a cumulative plus/minus rating of +11 in 149 career games. He was named to the WCHA All-Academic Team in 2009-10. Prior to his collegiate career, he notched 35-31-66, 71 penalty minutes and was + 15 in 75 games with Sioux Falls (United States Hockey League).
The 2013 NHL All-Star Game is coming to Columbus Jan. 26-27, 2013. Fans can guarantee access to seats for both the game and Skills Challenge now by reserving a full or partial season ticket plan for the Blue Jackets’ 2012-13 season. Ticket plans start at less than $15 per game. In addition to guaranteed access to All-Star tickets, full and partial-season ticket holders receive a number of great benefits including significant savings versus single-game prices; the best available seat locations; exclusive access to events with players and coaches; and priority access to tickets for most other events at Nationwide Arena and the Jerome Schottenstein Center. For more information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.