Blue Jackets sign center Lukas Sedlak to a three-year entry level contract
Sedlak was Columbus’ fifth pick, 158th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft
COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Lukas Sedlak to a standard three-year entry level contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Sedlak, 20, has spent the past two seasons with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, registering 32 goals and 47 assists for 79 points with 121 penalty minutes and a +25 plus/minus rating in 98 regular season games. He added 6-7-13 and 26 penalty minutes in 24 QMJHL playoff games. In 2012-13, he notched 15-19-34 and 64 penalty minutes in 48 games. As a QMJHL rookie in 2011-12, he picked up 17-28-45, 57 penalty minutes and was +24 in 50 outings.
A native of Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, Sedlak represented his country at the 2012 and 2013 IIHF World Junior Championships, combining for 1-2-3 and 10 penalty minutes in 12 games. In the 2013 tournament, he tallied 1-4-5, eight penalty minutes and was +1 in six games.
Columbus returns to action on Friday, hosting the St. Louis Blues at Nationwide Arena. Game time is 7 p.m. Single game tickets for all Blue Jackets home games start at $26 and are on sale now at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena, The OhioHealth 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 about full and partial season tickets and group ticket opportunities, call (800) NHL‐COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.