The Columbus Blue Jackets despatched a 2023 third-round choose – eightieth general that was initially the Calgary Flames – to the New Jersey Devils in a sign-and-trade for defenseman Damon Severson.
Severson will get an eight-year deal at a $6.25 million wage cap hit.
Puck Pedia: wage breakdown.
2023-24: $6 million wage and a $2 million signing bonus
2024-25: $6 million wage and a $2 million signing bonus
2025-26: $5.5 million wage and a $2 million signing bonus
2026-27: $4.1 million wage and a $2 million signing bonus
2027-28: $3.3 million wage and a $1.8 million signing bonus
2028-29: $4.1 million wage and a $1 million signing bonus
2029-30: $5.1 million wage
2030-31: $5.1 million wage
He’ll have a no-trade clause for the primary 4 years, a 20-team no-trade in yr 5, and a 12-team no-trade for the ultimate three years of the contract.
Jeff Svoboda: Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen: ““Damon is a flexible defenseman who has nice imaginative and prescient, strikes the puck extraordinarily effectively, has good dimension and might play heavy minutes at each ends of the ice. We’re excited to have him be a part of the Blue Jackets as he shall be a vital a part of our blueline for a few years to return.”
Ideas from the media
Aaron Portzline: “CBJ would seem to have three bona fide top-four defensemen now: Zach Werenski (wholesome) and Ivan Provorov on the left, Damon Severson on the best, with the Adam Boqvist and rookie David Jiricek in a battle for the opposite spot beside both Werenski or Provorov.”
Frank Seravalli: “Peer into the long run for #CBJ High 4 Werenski-Severson Provorov-Jiricek Among the many class protection corps of the #NHL now with Gudbranson, Peeke and Boqvist rounding out the group.”
Jim Biringer: “Columbus goes to be powerful subsequent season. Constructing the blueline with Severson and Provorov and Babcock as coach. That point would possibly make the playoffs. ”
Jason Gregor: “CBJ revamping their blueline. Severson, Provorov, Werenski, Jiricek, Gudbranson, Bean, Boqvist, Peeke and Blankenberg. Good depth and completely different talent units.”
Jeff Svoboda: “For the reason that finish of the season, #CBJ has added Alexandre Texier and Dmitri Voronkov up entrance, Ivan Provorov and Damon Severson to the blue line. Younger expertise at ahead, reliable veterans on the again. Nice begin to a busy offseason.”
Mark Scheig: “#CBJ acquired Ivan Provorov and Damon Severson whereas maintaining all of their very own picks within the first 4 rounds of this upcoming draft. They nonetheless have an additional fourth as effectively.”
Mark Scheig: “So a part of the return within the Oliver Bjorkstrand commerce helped land Damon Severson.”
Vince Z. Mercogliano: “Nothing in any respect in opposition to Severson, who’s a high quality participant, however I’m seeing a number of folks consult with him as the highest free agent accessible on this summer time’s class…?
He was a bottom-pair man in NJ and now he’s one of many 40 highest-paid D-men within the league. Am I lacking one thing?”
Anthony Mingioni: “So with Damon Severson getting huge cash and time period, Ivan Provorov’s going to want to regulate any expectations of energy play time he would possibly get in Columbus.”
Charlie O’Connor: “Right here’s the factor with Columbus. Whereas I’m not in any respect satisfied that they’re prepared to show the nook into rivalry, they signed a 29-year outdated Johnny Gaudreau to a 7 yr deal final summer time & are going to rent Mike friggin Babcock. It’s not like this win-now philosophy is new.”
Columbus makes a giant splash with Damon Severson, paying him like a high pair defenseman with eight years of time period. He’s an underrated participant now, however he’s now removed from an underpaid one. pic.twitter.com/ePEy3606Qn
— dom 📈 (@domluszczyszyn) June 9, 2023
Damon Severson indicators with #CBJ
His offense has been up-and-down through the years. Count on extra of the identical in Columbus with different succesful offensive defensemen and a few high-end prospects within the combine.https://t.co/zeHSLpgTJG pic.twitter.com/RZ9u0yRv1l
— Frozen Instruments (@FrozenTools) June 9, 2023
Large signing for Columbus
— NL Stats (@NextLevelStat) June 9, 2023