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Blue Jackets | Alexandre Texier signs three-year, entry-level contract

Blue Jackets | Alexandre Texier signs three-year, entry-level contract
Published On: Tue, May 22
Apr 6, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows (14) skates against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 2-1 in a shoot out. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Blue Jackets have signed center Alexandre Texier, their second-round draft pick (No. 45 overall) in last yeara€™s NHL draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Tuesday.

General manager Jarmo Kekalainen, who watched Texier play for France at the IIHF world championship in Denmark this month, told The Dispatch last week that the 18-year-old Texier will play one more year for KalPa in Finlanda€™s top professional league (Liiga) to mature physically.

In a statement from the Jackets on Tuesday, Kekalainen said, a€œAlexandre is a very smart, smart skilled player with a very good shot and extraordinary vision to make plays all over the ice.a€

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