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Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Defenseman Anton Blomqvist to Standard Three-Year Entry Level Contract

Thursday, 03.17.2011 / 5:29 PM ET / News
By Blue Jackets Staff  - Writer
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Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Defenseman Anton Blomqvist to Standard Three-Year Entry Level Contract

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Anton Blomqvist to a standard three-year entry level contract, Blue Jackets Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Howson announced March 17.

Blomqvist, who turned 21 on March 7, registered two assists and 36 penalty minutes in 35 games with the Malmo Redhawks of the Swedish Allsvenskan League. The Kristianstad, Sweden native was the Blue Jackets' fifth pick, 167th overall, in the 2009 Entry Draft. He has recorded 3-3-6 and 69 penalty minutes in 76 games with Malmo (Sweden) and 0-4-4 and 20 penalty minutes in 21 games with Malmo (Sweden-2).

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Detroit Red. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network – including flagship station 97.1 The Fan – and online at BlueJackets.com.

Single-game tickets for Blue Jackets home games, starting at $22, are on sale at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line Team Store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, ticket outlets at the Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com and Ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, a variety of partial-season plans and group tickets, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.

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