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Blue Jackets re-sign D Tyutin for six seasons

Posted on: August 31, 2011 11:12 am
Edited on: August 31, 2011 11:13 am

By Brian Stubits

The Columbus Blue Jackets signed defenseman Fedor Tyutin to a six-year extension on Wednesday morning, giving him $27 million in the deal. As is often the case with the Blue Jackets, GM Scott Howson broke the news on Twitter.

"Pleased to announce 6 year extension for Fedor Tyutin. Fedor has been our top dman since we traded for him. He signed the deal this morning."

Aaron Portzline at the Columbus Dispatch had a little more information on the contract, dishing out the financial numbers.

"Tyutin's deal begins in 2012-'13: 4.0, 4.5, 4.75, 5.0, 4.75, 4.0. It includes a no-trade clause in first 3 years, a modified NTC in final 3."

With Tyutin locked in for some time, the Jackets have a pair of top defensemen who have plenty of time to get acquainted and become a cohesive unit. The other, of course, is James Wisniewski, the high-priced free agent they landed first thing right away in the free-agency period. His contract was also a six-year deal. That gives the Blue Jackets four players with deals that extend six years or longer, joining Rick Nash and Jeff Carter in the forward corps. Clearly Howson believes all of these players are the building blocks to get competitive in the West.

Tyutin has provided a solid game for the Jackets since coming over from the Rangers in a trade that netted New York Nikolai Zherdev among others. In his seven seasons split between the two teams, he has logged plenty of ice time, holding a career average of 21:46 per game. He provides decent offensive numbers (7 goals, 20 assists last season), but when he's with Wisniewski, you have to figure the majority of the puck moving will be the Wiz's responsibility.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 11:38 pm
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Since: Dec 7, 2009
Posted on: September 2, 2011 7:04 am

Blue Jackets re-sign D Tyutin for six seasons

All Right!
I was rootin' for Tyutin!
He's led the team in ice-time for the last couple of years. He is our top defender.
The blueline will miss Hejda, and should be solid if they all stay healthy. It doesn't look like it has a lot of depth.
The question will now be - if Mason can't perform at top level, how long will it take to get another goalie?

Since: Apr 7, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 10:41 pm

Blue Jackets re-sign D Tyutin for six seasons

i also like Fedor as a d-man but it's one of those contracts in like 3 years you'll be saying, " how much are they paying that guy?" Was 6 years really necessary? 4 would have been the right amount for a player of his talents.

Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: August 31, 2011 3:35 pm

Blue Jackets re-sign D Tyutin for six seasons

Wow, Howson is a nut this offseason.   Now a 6 year deal for Tyutin.   4.5mil per.   I guess it's not a bad number anymore for a top pair d-man, even though I don't think Tyutin is a top-pair type.   Well, if Howson picked his horses right, CLB will be good for a few years, but he still needs more help with that blueline.

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