Blue Jackets ink Bean to 3-year deal
The Blue Jackets acquired Bean from the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday in exchange for a 2021 second-round pick.
The 23-year-old recorded one goal and 11 assists in 42 games during his rookie campaign in 2020-21 and averaged 14:32 of ice time per contest. He tore up the AHL the year prior, racking up 48 points in 59 games.
|Zach Werenski||Adam Boqvist|
|Vladislav Gavrikov||Dean Kukan (L)|
|Jake Bean||Scott Harrington (L)|
|Gabriel Carlsson||Andrew Peeke|
There's plenty of youth on the Blue Jackets blue line, but it lacks right-handed shots with Jones and Savard departing.
The Hurricanes selected Bean 13th overall in the 2016 NHL Draft.