Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tyutin Signs Extension

Back-to-back days of 6-year extensions in the NHL, that has to be considered somewhat notable, right? On Wednesday morning, the Columbus Blue Jackets announced that defenseman Fedor Tyutin, 28, signed a brand new extension with the team, which will earn him $27 million. This will work out to be a $4.5 million cap hit per season for Tyutin and the Jackets, which seems a tad pricey for a blueliner that has topped out at 34 points, three seasons ago.

In 2011, Tyutin picked up 7 goals and 20 assists in 80 games, ranking him 53rd among all defensemen in scoring, which isn't too bad.

This deal is scheduled to kick in for the 2013 season, when he was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, and his cap hit will be among the highest among 29-year old defensemen next season.

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