Just released minutes ago, Jake Bean is a Blue Jacket! The Carolina Hurricanes got our second round draft pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. This trade occurred on draft night, however, we just signed him to a three-year deal. Regardless of when, we got a new defenseman for a single draft pick. It’s a great thing, as we need to strengthen our defense. It wasn’t just lacking last year, but the team has big skates to fill, after Seth Jones was traded to the Blackhawks less than a week ago.
Last season as a Hurricane, he scored 12 points total. This consisted of 1 goal and 11 assists. Over a 44 game time span, for a rookie, I consider this good. It is certainly something he can grow on, when he comes here next season, to Columbus.