Devils, Blue Jackets agree to sign-and-trade for defenceman Damon Severson

Elliotte Friedman joins The Jeff Marek Show to discuss the Blue Jackets' trade for Damon Severson and just how he benefits their back end.

Defenceman Damon Severson is joining the Columbus Blue Jackets as part of a sign-and-trade with the New Jersey Devils, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports.

As part of the agreement, the Devils will sign Severson to an eight-year, $50-million contract. Severson, a pending unrestricted free agent, was only eligible to sign for eight years with the Devils.

Friedman reports that the Devils will receive the Flames’ third-round pick in this month’s NHL Draft (80th overall) from the Blue Jackets in return for Severson.

Severson, who turns 29 this summer, was the longest-tenured Devils player, having played in 647 games over the past nine seasons. A six-foot-two, right-shot defenceman, Severson has 58 goals and 263 points in his career.

The move comes only a couple of days after the Blue Jackets added veteran defenceman Ivan Provorov in a three-way trade with the Flyers and Kings.

The Blue Jackets finished 31st in the NHL last season with just 25 wins and 59 points.

June 9, 2023


Damon Severson

Columbus Blue Jackets
8 yrs
Contract Extension
$6.25 million
$50 million

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