Blue Jackets sign G Korpisalo to 2-year contract extension

Patrice Gainsbourg
Junho 10, 2017

Goalie Joonas Korpisalo signed a two-year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.

The deal is through the 2018-19 National Hockey League season, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced.

Terms were not disclosed by the team, but TSN reported the deal is worth $1.8 million total. Korpisalo was 7-5-1 with a 2.88 goals-against average and.905 save percentage in 14 games (13 starts). His career save percentage sits at.915 with a 2.68 goals against average. He also played a key role in the Lake Erie/Cleveland Monsters Calder Cup championship in 2016.

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The Blue Jackets selected Korpisalo in the third round (No. 62) of the 2012 NHL Draft.

The final signing of the day was defenseman Dean Kukan who received a new one-year two-way extension. Dalpe, now 27 only put up three points in nine games with the Wild, and 16 points in 32 AHL games split between Iowa (Minnesota's affiliate) and Cleveland last season.

Korpisalo was the backup to Sergei Bobrovsky this season after being recalled from Cleveland of the American Hockey League on January 10. The Paris, Ontario, native He was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jackets on February 27.

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