Posted: Fri April 26, 2013 8:26PM; Updated: Fri April 26, 2013 8:26PM

Blue Jackets sign Atkinson to two-year contract extension

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Atkinson, who was the Blue Jackets' sixth round pick at the 2008 draft, has eight goals and eight assists this season.
Cam Atkinson was selected by the Blue Jackets during the sixth round of the 2008 NHL draft.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed right wing Cam Atkinson to a two-year contract extension through the 2014-15 season.

Atkinson, who would have been a restricted free agent next season, will receive $2.3 million over the term of the contract. The Blue Jackets signed forward Matt Calvert to a similar deal over two years earlier this week.

The 23-year-old native of Riverside, Conn., has eight goals and eight assists in 42 games this season. Selected by Columbus with its eighth pick, 157th overall, at the 2008 draft, the 5-foot-7, 172-pounder out of Boston College has 15 goals and 15 assists in 61 career games.

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