As first reported by TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Columbus Blue Jackets made the signing of Clarkson junior forward Sam Vigneault official today.
The 6-5 forward from Quebec has led Clarkson in scoring in each of the past two seasons, including a 12-24-36 scoring line in 39 games this season.
Vigneault is a lanky forward that has added some strength to his game over the course of his three years in Potsdam. He moves well for his size and has excellent vision and playmaking ability for a big man.
Vigneault will finish out the rest of this season with Columbus’ AHL affiliate on an amateur tryout offer, then begin his two-year entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets at the start of next season.