The Columbus Blue Jackets are often criticized for a few bad contracts, however they have quite a few good ones as well.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have a few seemingly bad contracts like those of Brandon Dubinsky and Nick Foligno, which despite their popularity don’t live up to the expectation of their salary cap hit. With that being said, both of those players are also having rebound seasons following an off year last season.
The Blue Jackets have more good contracts than they have bad ones at this point however. All contract information is from Capfriendly.com.
5. Boone Jenner
Boone Jenner brings leadership and grit to the Columbus Blue Jackets along with a scoring touch. He often provides more offensive contribution than a few players with high cap hits than him and he’s only 25.
His contract runs through the 2021-2022 season and carries a small cap hit of $3.75 per season. With his recent success, this contract appears to be a steal considering he has yet to reach his prime. It’s unlikely he’ll reach the 30 goal mark again, however his contract is certainly fair for a 30-40 point scorer with his physical presence and defensive ability.
He’s also been playing a bit more of the center position this season compared to the past, which will only increase his value going forward. Trusting Jenner in the face-off circle isn’t a bad idea either considering his 52% win percentage from the dot. He has yet to develop into the top six forward he was expected to be, however he’s definitely a great middle six player for the Blue Jackets.