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Jackets extend Atkinson for $41M, 7 yrs.

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(TSX / STATS) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets signed right winger Cam Atkinson to a seven-year, $41.125 million contract extension that will keep him with the club through the 2024-25 NHL season.

The contract has an average annual value of $5.875 million, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced Friday.

Atkinson, 28, owns 233 points (125 goals, 108 assists) and 106 penalty minutes in 397 career NHL games, all with the Blue Jackets. He ranks second in team history in goals and game-winning goals (25), fourth in points, seventh in games played and 10th in assists. He is one of three players in club history to score 20 or more goals in four consecutive seasons.

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