Blue Jackets re-sign defender Scott Harrington to three-year deal

Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Scott Harrington (4) celebrates his goal with teammates. (Adam Hunger/AP)

Defenceman Scott Harrington is returning to the Columbus Blue Jackets on a three-year deal, the club announced Friday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the club, though The Athletic’s Aaron Portzline reports that the deal carries a $1.633-million cap hit. Harrington is coming off a two-year deal that carried a $675,000 yearly cap hit.

The former Toronto Maple Leaf and Pittsburgh Penguin enjoyed a career-best campaign in 2018-19, posting 17 points through 73 games while averaging 13:03 minutes per game.

Harrington was originally drafted 54th overall by Pittsburgh in 2011. The 26-year-old has suited up for 152 total games at the NHL level, posting 26 total points over that span.

July 5, 2019


Scott Harrington
AGE: 26
3 Years
$1.63 million
$4.9 million

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