Cam Atkinson Gets A Sweet Deal

Credit: NBC Sports

The Columbus Blue Jackets extended Cam Atkinson to a lucrative deal that is worth $40.25MM over the next seven years, according to Aaron Portzline of The Athletic.

Prior to this extension, the 28-year old winger was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

He will make an average of $5.75MM per year with his new deal, plus the Blue Jackets get him under his desire of $6MM a year.

Furthermore, Atkinson has fought his way into becoming a known player around the league and especially in the city of Columbus.

In addition, the winger has had four straight 20-goal seasons including a career-high of 35 last year, which is a nice achievement.

In nearly 400 games as a Blue Jacket, Atkinson has 233 total points that sets him fourth all-time in team history.

Finally, Atkinson’s offensive value is worth the amount the team paid for, but he is also a great defender, especially on the penalty kill.

Note: Atkinson just received a comparable deal like T.J. Oshie received in the off-season.

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