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Blue Jackets and Methot agree on a two-year contract @NHLdotcom
The Columbus Blue Jackets and defenseman Marc Methot have avoided arbitration by agreeing on a two-year contract, club General Manager Scott Howson announced Wednesday. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Methot, 24, has collected four goals and 17 assists for 21 points to go along with 75 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +11 in 95 career NHL games. In his first full season with the Blue Jackets in 2008-09, he recorded 4-13-17, 55 penalty minutes and had a +7 plus/minus rating in 66 games. He scored the first goal of his NHL career at Nashville on October 18, while setting career highs in goals, assists, points and games played.

The Ottawa, Ontario native spent the majority of three seasons from 2005-08 with the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate. In 195 career AHL games, he registered 10-32-42, 263 penalty minutes and is +27. Prior to turning professional, he notched 8-34-42, 200 penalty minutes and was +91 in 198 games with the Ontario Hockey League’s London Knights from 2002-05.

Columbus Blue Jackets season tickets for 2009-10 are on sale now with prices starting at $18 per game. In addition, six-, 10- and 20-game packages for 2009-10 are also on sale. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit Single game tickets for 2009 preseason home games will go on sale Friday, August 21 at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, the FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line team store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, ticket outlets at Chiller Easton, Chiller Dublin, Chiller North, as well as all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at and On-sale date and information for single game tickets for the 2009-10 regular season will be announced soon.


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