COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Defenseman Jan Hejda signed a two-year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.
Hejda, an unrestricted free agent, had one goal and eight assists in 39 games with the Edmonton Oilers last season, his first in North America. He also appeared in five games with Hamilton of the American Hockey League, collecting three assists.
Hejda has spent most of his pro career in the elite leagues in his native Czech Republic and in Russia. He has played for his homeland at the world championships four times. The 6-foot-3, 209-pounder was Buffalo's fourth pick in the 2003 draft.
Advertisement

Top NHL Public Bets

Advertisement

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Stastny should give Note a jolt Over the weekend, St. Louis suffered an expected loss to one of the Eastern Conference’s bottom-feeders. Will Mike Yeo’s bunch regain its groove against the markedly...
Thumbnail Red-hot Florida faces off with Los Angeles Buoyed by the return of two key forwards, the Panthers have reeled off three consecutive victories. Can Los Angeles put an end to...
Thumbnail Two scorching squads meet on Long Island In recent weeks, the Rangers have cemented their reputation as the NHL’s most formidable road team. But can Alain Vigneault’s crew fend off a suitably...
Thumbnail Detroit enters dicey matchup vs. St. Louis The Blues are familiar with facing peril in 2016-17. Fortunately, they’re nowhere close to Detroit’s dire straits.
Thumbnail Rangers vs. Blue Jackets Prediction Will tonight's Rangers and Blue Jackets matchup be high-scoring for bettors when the two teams clash at 7:30PM ET?
Advertisement

NHL Team Pages