COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Jordan Schroeder to a two-year contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. The contract is a two-way NHL/American Hockey League deal in 2017-18 and one-way NHL pact in 2018-19. The club acquired Schroeder from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for center Dante Salituro on June 23.
The 26-year-old native of Prior Lake, Minnesota has registered 17 goals and 23 assists for 40 points with 10 penalty minutes and a +9 plus/minus rating in 144 career NHL games with the Wild and Vancouver Canucks since making his NHL debut in 2012-13. Last season, he tallied 6-7-13 and was +5 in 37 games with Minnesota, setting career highs in goals, assists, points and games played. He added 6-12-18 and 12 penalty minutes in 25 AHL games with the Iowa Wild.
Vancouver's first pick, 22nd overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft, Schroeder has collected 77-118-195 in 292 career AHL games with Iowa, Utica, Chicago and Manitoba. He played two seasons at the University of Minnesota from 2008-10, collecting 22-51-73, 43 penalty minutes and was +10 in 72 games. He was named the 2008-09 WCHA Rookie of the Year and was selected to the Second All-Star Team after posting 13-32-45 in 35 games. The 5-9, 184-pound forward has represented the United States at several international tournaments, including the 2008, 2009 and 2010 IIHF World Junior Championships.
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