Blue Jackets: Two-year contract extension for Olivier


Matthew Olivier agreed to a two-year, $2.2 million contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday.

Olivier, who could have become a restricted free agent on July 1, will earn an average of $1.1 million per season.

« Mathieu’s work ethic and dedication are exceptional, and he has become an important contributor to our organization both on and off the ice, » said Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen. He brings tough play and character to our roster, and we are very happy that he will continue to be part of the Blue Jackets family. »

The 26-year-old Quebec forward has 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) in 66 games with the Blue Jackets this season.

Video: CBJ@MIN: Olivier lodges the puck in the skylight

Signed by the Nashville Predators as an undrafted free agent on May 1, 2019, Olivier had 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists) in 114 regular season games with the Predators and Blue Jackets, and was shut out in five Stanley Cup playoff games.


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