Blue Jackets sign Alexander Wennberg to entry-level contract

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Blue Jackets sign Alexander Wennberg to entry-level contract
The Blue Jackets have signed 2013 first-round pick (No. 14 overall) Alexander Wennberg to his entry-level contract.


COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Alexander Wennberg to a three-year Entry Level contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Wennberg, 19, was Columbus’ first pick, 14th overall, at the 2013 NHL Draft.

“The Columbus Blue Jackets are very pleased to have reached agreement with Alexander on a three-year Entry Level contract,” said Kekalainen. “In talking to Alexander after the season, he made it very clear that he wanted to sign, work hard this summer and then come to training camp to try to make our team. He is an outstanding young player and we are excited to watch him develop in the coming years.”

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Wennberg recently completed his rookie season in the SHL with Frolunda HC, finishing second on the club with 16 goals and also dishing out five assists for 21 points in 50 games. He added 1-0-1 in seven playoff games and was a finalist for the league’s Rookie of the Year award.

In 2012-13, Wennberg tallied 14-18-32, 14 PIM and was +10 in 46 games for Djurgarden in Sweden’s Allsvenskan League. The year before, he collected 1-18-19, 6 PIM and was +7 in 42 games for Djurgarden J20 and also made his SHL debut as a 17-year old. In 2010-11, he helped lead Djurgarden to a second-place finish in Sweden’s J18 Allsvenskan league, recording 11-23-34 in 40 regular season games and adding 1-2-3 in five playoff appearances.

The 6-2, 205-pound native of Nacka, Sweden has represented his country at several International Ice Hockey Federation events, winning silver at the 2013 and 2014 World Junior Championships and the 2012 World U18 Championships. He served as his national junior team’s captain at this year’s tournament and was also a member of Team Sweden at the 2011 World Junior ‘A’ Championships, finishing in fourth place.

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