Blue Jackets sign Bayreuther

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Gavin Bayreuther to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2020-21 season.

Bayreuther completed his third pro season with the AHL’s Texas Stars in 2019-20, recording six goals and 23 assists for 29 points in 59 games.

In 198 career regular-season games with Texas, Bayreuther has totaled 22 goals and 69 assists for 91 points. He skated in 22 postseason games as a rookie in 2017-18, notching three goals and five assists as the Stars reached the Calder Cup Finals.

Bayreuther made his NHL debut with Dallas in 2018-19 and notched two goals and three assists in 19 contests with the parent-club Stars.