Columbus-native posted career highs with 22-23-45 in 81 games during sixth NHL campaign in 2021-22
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Jack Roslovic to a two-year, $8 million contract extension ($4 million AAV) through the 2023-24 National Hockey League season, General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Roslovic, 25, has registered 60 goals and 86 assists for 146 points with 44 penalty minutes, 14 power play goals, six game-winning goals and 446 shots on goal, while averaging 13:29 of ice time in 309 career games with the Blue Jackets and Winnipeg Jets since being selected by the Jets in the first round, 25th overall, at the 2015 NHL Draft. He has notched 34-45-79 with 26 PIM, eight PPG, five GWG, 18 multi-point efforts, 216 shots on goal and averaged 15:15 TOI in 129 appearances since arriving in Columbus via trade from Winnipeg on Jan. 23, 2021. The center has set new single-season career highs in goals, assists and points in each of his five NHL campaigns.
“Jack is an offensively gifted player with great speed and vision who has increased his production each season during his NHL career,” said Kekalainen. “He has made great strides in his all-around game, especially during this past season, and we are very pleased that he will continue to be an important part of our team as we move forward.”
The Columbus native posted 22-23-45 with 12 PIM, four PPG, four GWG, 10 multi-point efforts, a +2 plus/minus rating and averaged 14:17 of ice time in 81 games with the Blue Jackets in 2021-22. He set single-season career highs in goals, assists, points, game-winning goals, multi-point outings and games played. The forward finished second on the team in game-winners and fourth in both goals and power play goals (tied). He ended the campaign with a six-game points streak from April 17-28 (5-2-7), tied for the longest streak of his career, and set a new franchise record for most goals and points (tied) in the month of April with 10-3-13 in 14 games. Off the ice, he won the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation Community MVP Award and was the club’s nominee for the King Clancy Trophy this season.
In 2020-21, Roslovic racked up 12-22-34, 14 PIM, four PPG and eight multi-point outings with 85 shots in 48 contests in his first season with the Blue Jackets. He led the team in power play goals (tied) and ranked second in points (tied) and multi-point efforts. He made his NHL debut with Winnipeg on Apr. 6, 2017 at Columbus and totaled 26-41-67 and 18 PIM in 180 contests over three full campaigns with the Jets from 2017-20.
The 6-1, 193-pound forward made his professional debut with the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose in 2016-17, collecting 13-35-48 and 22 PIM in 65 contests. He split the 2017-18 campaign between Winnipeg and Manitoba before spending the next two seasons with the Jets. Prior to turning pro, he played one season at Miami University and tallied 10-16-26 with 18 penalty minutes in 36 games to earn NCHC All-Rookie Team honors in 2015-16. He also played for the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets U14 team in 2011-12 and the U16 and U18 teams in 2012-13 before spending two seasons with the United States National Team Development Program from 2013-15.
Roslovic represented Team USA at the 2014 IIHF U17 World Hockey Challenge, 2015 IIHF U18 World Championships and 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships, winning gold medals at each tournament.
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