Late this afternoon, news broke from the Columbus Blue Jackets that Gabriel Carlsson will be a Blue Jacket through at least the 2021 – 2022 Season, after inking a new 2 year agreement with his team. Carlsson is a player in the defender position, and although he only saw 23 games as a Blue Jacket, he had 3 assists and a low number of penalty time. Further, he is a young player, with much potential to still give at only 23 years of age.
His contract of 2 years will look different depending on the season. The first in his contract, the 2020 – 2021 Season, will bee a contract splitting his time, between the Blue Jackets and the American Hockey League. This means he will be a Cleveland Monster with the potential to be a Blue Jacket, if needed, and his pay will be based on his use to both teams. In his second, 2021 – 2022 season, he will be only a Blue Jacket, as the contract reads now. ( https://www.nbc4i.com/sports/blue-jackets/blue-jackets-sign-defensemen-gabriel-carlsson-to-two-year-contract-extension/) However, we have seen buy outs and changes to contracts each season, based on the skill and performance on the ice, so it will be interesting to see how this young player shins in his newest opportunity with the Blue Jacket team.