Columbus Blue Jackets general manager’s praise to Alexandre Texier

his first steps Since in the NHL in 2018 under the jersey of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Alexandre Texier has still not completed an entire season in the big North American league.

Like his 2021-2022 season, where he only contested 36 out of 82 possible matches. The fault of a finger injury at the end of January and a family bereavement which led him to return to Isère much earlier than expected.

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Despite his setbacks, the former Burners of Wolves signed his best season from a statistical point of view with 11 goals and 9 assists. Before being brilliant with the Blues during the world championship. Which earned him praise from Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen during a small summer point for the franchise site.

His contract ends in June 2023

“He was probably our best striker when he left us. We have been in contact with him regularly and we believe he will return to training camp feeling good and ready to take his career to the next level. Because I think he took a big step forward last year and played very well. »

The coming season will be very important for Alexandre Texier – who has passed the 100 NHL game mark -, who signed a new two-year contract in 2021, and who will therefore be a free agent next summer.

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The Isérois and Columbus will launch their NHL season on October 12, on the ice of the Carolina Hurricanes.

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