The Columbus Blue Jackets announced on Sunday that the team called up top prospect Josh Anderson from the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL. Anderson had played one game in the AHL after he signed a three year contract extension with the Blue Jackets earlier this week. The negotiations were long and difficult between the young forward and the team, and at one point there were reports suggesting that Anderson and his agent requested a trade out of Columbus. Finally, they agreed on a three year extension, for a total worth of $5.55 million.
Anderson, 24, was drafted 95th overall by the Blue Jackets in 2012. He registered 34 points in 96 games played, and added two points in five playoff games. He’ll be an restricted free agent at the end of this contract. Let’s hope the next contract negotiations we’ll go a bit smoother.