The 25-year-old was set to become a restricted free agent on Monday. Financial terms of the contract were not released.
Korpi re-signs with the #CBJ
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“The 2019-20 season will provide Joonas Korpisalo with a great opportunity to prove himself in the National Hockey League and I am confident that he is ready for that challenge,” said Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen in a statement. “He has played sparingly over the past three seasons and that can be difficult, especially for a young goaltender, but he has all the tools – size, quickness, athleticism and a passion to win – that it takes to be a very successful goaltender in this league.”
With Sergei Bobrovsky planning to leave the Blue Jackets in free agency, Korpisalo is expected to be the primary starter next season.
Last season splitting time with Bobrovsky, Korpisalo posted a 10-7-3 record with a 2.89 goals-against average and .897 save percentage.