Bean signed a three-year, $7 million contract with the Blue Jackets on Thursday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.

Columbus acquired Bean from the Hurricanes in exchange for a second-round pick Friday. The 23-year-old blueliner drew into 42 games with Carolina last season, picking up 12 points and 55 shots while averaging 14:32 of ice time. Bean will likely slot into a top-four role with the Blue Jackets in 2021-22.

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