Columbus Blue Jackets sign forward Boone Jenner to 4-year contract extension

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Boone Jenner to a four-year contract extension.

The 25-year-old Dorchester, Ontario, native has been a stalwart presence in the emergence of the Blue Jackets as a playoff team in the last two seasons.

The contract signed Wednesday locks up Jenner through the 2021-22 season. Terms were not disclosed.

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Jenner had 13 goals and nine assists in 2017-18, a season in which he missed all of training camp and the first seven games of the season with a back injury.

His best season was 2015-16, when he scored 30 goals and 19 assists.

Columbus general manager Jarmo Kekalainen says Jenner "has been an important player for the Columbus Blue Jackets with his work ethic, character and leadership on and off the ice."