Blue Jackets sign Anderson to three year, entry-level contract
COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Josh Anderson to a three-year, entry-level contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As per club policy, further terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Anderson, 19, appeared in one preseason game with the Blue Jackets this year, recording one assist, one hit and one blocked shot in 14:04 of playing time vs. Buffalo on September 17. He was assigned to the Ontario Hockey League’s London Knights on Sept. 18.
Columbus’ fourth pick, 95th overall, at the 2012 NHL Draft, Anderson has tallied 42-44-86 with 148 penalty minutes and a cumulative +32 plus/minus rating in 148 career OHL games with London. He ranks third on the club in scoring this season with 7-8-15, 37 penalty minutes and a +5 plus/minus rating in 16 games and leads the Knights with five power play goals.
A native of Burlington, Ontario, Anderson has won the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHL champs with London in each of the past two seasons. The 6-3, 207-pound forward has tallied 1-1-2 in seven career Memorial Cup appearances with the Knights. London will participate in the Canadian Hockey League’s championship tournament for a third-straight year in 2014 as the franchise/city will serve as event hosts.