Columbus Blue Jackets sign Joonas Korpisalo, two others

Columbus Blue Jackets sign Joonas Korpisalo, two others

The Columbus Blue Jackets signed goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to a two-year contract extension on Friday.

The deal is through the 2018-19 NHL season, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced.

Terms were not disclosed by the team, but TSN reported the deal is worth $1.8 million total.

Korpisalo, 23, is 23-16-5 with a 2.68 goals-against average, .915 save percentage and one shutout in 45 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets. He also owns a 15-16-5 record with a 2.57 GAA, .908 save percentage and two shutouts in 37 career American Hockey League games with the Lake Erie/Cleveland Monsters and Springfield Falcons since making his North American pro debut at the end of the 2014-15 campaign.

The Pori, Finland native went 7-5-1 with a 2.88 GAA, .905 save percentage and one shutout in 14 games with the Blue Jackets this past season. He was 7-6-3 with a 2.69 GAA and .907 save percentage in 16 contests with the Monsters.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Korpisalo was selected by Columbus in the third round of the 2012 NHL draft.

The Blue Jackets also signed center Zac Dalpe to a two-year, two-way NHL/AHL contract extension through the 2018-19 season.

In addition, Columbus signed defenseman Dean Kukan to a one-year, two-way NHL/AHL contract.

Dalpe, 27, tallied a goal and two assists for three points with nine penalty minutes in nine games with the Minnesota Wild and added 16 points (10 goals, six assists) and 22 penalty minutes in 32 AHL games split between the Iowa Wild and Cleveland Monsters in 2016-17. The Paris, Ontario, native He was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jackets on Feb. 27.

Kukan, 23, recorded 29 points (four goals, 25 assists) and 43 penalty minutes in 72 games with the Monsters this past season. The Volketswil, Switzerland native owns 42 points (seven goals, 35 assists) and 51 penalty minutes in 105 career AHL games since making his North American pro debut with the Monsters in 2015-16.

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