Blue Jackets re-sign defenceman Andrew Peeke to two-year contract

Dallas Stars left wing Roope Hintz (24) skates for the puck as Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Andrew Peeke (2) pursues during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Dallas. (Sam Hodde/AP)

The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed defenceman Andrew Peeke to a two-year, $1.575 million contract, the team announced Monday.

Peeke was drafted in the second round, 34th overall, by Columbus in 2016. The 23-year-old from Boca Raton, Fla., has played in 33 games over the past two seasons with the Blue Jackets registering one goal and five assists.

"Andrew is a smart, mobile defenceman, who has the ability to join the rush and make plays in all three zones," general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said in a media release.

"He is still a young player, but we are excited to see his continued growth within our organization as he continues to work and earn more playing time."

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