The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed centers Alex Broadhurst and T.J. Tynan, and defenseman Scott Harrington to one-year, two-way NHL/AHL contracts for the 2016-17 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced.
Broadhurst, 23, recorded 10 goals and 26 assists for 36 points with 14 penalty minutes in 60 games with Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters, Columbus’ AHL affiliate, during the 2015-16 regular season. He finished third on the club in assists and fifth in points. Broadhurst added 3-9-12, six penalty minutes and a +1 plus/minus rating in 17 playoff games to help Lake Erie capture the 2016 Calder Cup championship. He was second-T on the team (fifth-T in the AHL) in postseason assists and fifth-T in points.
The Orland Park, Illinois native has notched 32-63-95 with 50 penalty minutes in 164 career AHL games with the Monsters and Rockford IceHogs since making his pro debut in 2013-14. He tallied 16-29-45 with 32 penalty minutes in 75 games with the IceHogs in his rookie campaign.
Originally Chicago’s seventh round selection, 199th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft, Broadhurst was acquired as part of a trade along with forward Brandon Saad from the Blackhawks on June 30, 2015.
Tynan, 24, registered six goals and 40 assists for 46 points with 38 penalty minutes and a +7 plus/minus rating in 76 games with Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters, Columbus’ AHL affiliate, during the 2015-16 regular season. Setting career highs in assists, plus/minus and games-played, he finished 12th second-straight campaign. He added 1-5-6 and eight penalty minutes in 17 playoff games to help Lake Erie capture the 2016 Calder Cup championship.
The Orland Park, Illinois native has posted 19-75-94, 88 penalty minutes and is +1 in 154 career AHL games since making his pro debut with the Springfield Falcons at the end of the 2013-14 season. He notched 13-35-48 with 48 penalty minutes in 75 games with the Falcons in 2014-15.
Harrington, 23, was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Kerby Rychel on June 25. He registered an assist and four penalty minutes in 15 games with the Maple Leafs in 2015-16 and added 1-2-3 with 14 penalty minutes and a +4 plus/minus rating in 17 games with Toronto’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies. He was acquired by Toronto as part of a trade from the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 1, 2015.
The Kingston, Ontario native made his NHL debut with the Penguins in 2014-15, recording four penalty minutes in 10 contests. He added 2-10-12 with 20 penalty minutes and was +19 in 48 games with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. The blueliner has notched 8-31-39 with 89 penalty minutes and is +32 in 141 career AHL games since making his pro debut in 2013-14.