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Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Forward Maksim Mayorov

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Maksim Mayorov (pronounced mahx-EEM may-YOHR-ahv) to a standard three-year entry level contract, club General Manager Scott Howson announced August 29.

Mayorov, 19, was Columbus’ fifth pick, 94th overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft. The 6-foot-2, 187-pound native of Leninogorsk, Russia was the fourth-rated European skater in the final Central Scouting rankings heading into the 2007 draft.

Last season, Mayorov played for Ak Bars Kazan in Russia and collected one goal and 16 penalty minutes in 11 games. He spent the previous season with Leninogorsk in the Russian Junior League, tallying six goals and four assists for 10 points and six penalty minutes in 28 games.

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