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Blue Jackets Re-Sign Forward Mathieu Oliver to 2-Year Contract Extension

The deal is a one-way contract that will pay Olivier $1.1 million in each of the next two seasons, effectively establishing him as a piece of the NHL roster through that entire time. Really, even if tough guys aren’t your thing, it makes a lot of sense to keep him around.

Olivier played in 66 games for the Blue Jackets this season, scoring 5 goals, 10 assists, and leading the team with 81 penalty minutes. He played the role of enforcer very well, standing up to the toughest guys from the opposing teams when called upon – but I thought he was also an effective forechecker when he was on the ice.