JULY 23, 2021
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Jake Bean from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for the second-round pick in the 2021 Draft (44th overall) previously acquired from Chicago, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced tonight.
Bean, 23, has registered 1-11-12 and 12 penalty minutes in 44 career NHL games with the Hurricanes. He notched 1-11-12 and 10 penalty minutes while averaging 14:32 of ice time in 42 regular season games in 2020-21 before adding 1-0-1 in 11 contests during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He finished tied for second among rookie blueliners in assists and third-T in points this past season. He made his NHL debut during the 2018-19 campaign, skating in two contests.
The Calgary, Alberta native has added 23-69-92 in 129 career American Hockey League contests with the Charlotte Checkers since making his pro debut in 2018. He captured the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s Best Defenseman and was named to the First All-Star Team in 2019-20 after leading league defensemen in scoring with 10-38-48 in 59 games. He helped Charlotte capture the Calder Cup and was named to the league’s All-Rookie Team after tallying 13-31-44 in 70 regular season contests and 1-4-5 in 15 playoff games in 2018-19.
The 6-1, 186-pound blueliner racked up 49-147-196 in 219 career games for the Calgary Hitmen and Tri-City Americans in the Western Hockey League from 2014-18. He led WHL blueliners in goals in 2015-16 with 24-40-64 in 68 appearances with the Hitmen.
Bean has represented Canada at several international tournaments. He helped the country win medals at the 2017 (silver) and 2018 (gold) IIHF World Junior Championships.
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