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Blue Jackets sign former AHL MVP

The Columbus Blue Jackets, parent club of the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch, have signed center Eric Boguniecki to a two-way contract.

Boguniecki, 31, captured the Les Cunningham Award as the most valuable player in the American Hockey League in 2001-02, when he tallied 84 points in 63 games for the Worcester IceCats.

In 228 career AHL games with Peoria, Worcester and Louisville, Boguniecki has recorded 115 goals and 140 assists for 255 points, to go with 535 penalty minutes.

The native of New Haven, Conn., has amassed 34 goals and 42 assists for 76 points in 167 career NHL matches with Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Florida.

Last season, Boguniecki registered six goals and 10 assists in 47 NHL games with the Blues and Penguins, and also skated in two AHL contests with Peoria.

Boguniecki was a First Team AHL All-Star in 2002, and appeared in the AHL All-Star Classic in 2000, 2001 and 2002.