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Atkinson agrees to seven-year contract with Blue Jackets: report

Forward receives deal worth $40.25 million

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Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson has agreed to a seven-year contract worth $40.25 million, The Athletic reported Thursday.

It has an average annual value of $5.75 million and will run through the 2024-25 NHL season. The 28-year-old could have become an unrestricted free agent after this season, the final of a three-year contract worth $3.5 million annually, according to CapFriendly.com.

Atkinson has six points (four goals, two assists) in 15 games this season. He set his NHL career highs with 35 goals, 27 assists, 62 points and a plus-13 rating in 82 games last season.

The No. 157 pick in the 2008 NHL Draft has 233 points (125 goals, 108 assists) in 397 games, all with Columbus.

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