Columbus signs 2 defensemen to entry-level contracts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed two young defensemen to entry-level contracts.

The team announced Monday that 19-year-old Blake Siebenaler, a 2014 draft pick, has agreed to a three-year deal. The 6-foot-1 right-hander scored 12 goals and had 25 assists in 66 games with the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League in 2014-15. He also had one assist in 11 playoff games.

The team also inked 21-year-old Dean Kukan to a two-year contract. The 6-2 Kukan, who was not drafted in the NHL, had three goals and 10 assists in his second full season with Lulea of the Swedish Hockey League.

Terms of the deals were not released.

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