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Columbus lands AHL Man of the Year

The Columbus Blue Jackets, parent club of the AHL’s Springfield Falcons, have signed center Cody Bass to a one-year, two-way National Hockey League-American Hockey League contract.

Bass, 24, registered six goals and nine assists for 15 points and had a career-high 111 penalty minutes in 58 games for the Binghamton Senators in 2010-11. He was the recipient of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as the AHL’s Man of the Year for his outstanding community efforts, and contributed two goals and two assists in 18 postseason games to help Binghamton win the Calder Cup.

Bass also appeared in one NHL game with Ottawa last season.

A native of Owen Sound, Ont., Bass has played 171 career AHL games with Binghamton, totaling 16 goals and 23 assists for 39 points. He also has four points (2g, 2a) in 34 career NHL games with Ottawa.

Bass was originally selected by the Senators in the fourth round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.