Columbus Blue Jackets
While he was part of a formidable team, the Calgary Flames, who offered him a huge contract, the forward Johnny Gaudreau eventually decided to join the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Ohio team offered him a 7-year deal worth $9.75 million. Before accepting this offer, he had also refused a proposal from the New Jersey Devils who had offered USD 10 million! Apparently General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen’s speech must have been damn impressive to win the one who got 115 points last season.
— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) July 14, 2022