The Columbus Blue Jackets are confident that they can reach an agreement with free agent Pierre-Luc Dubois ahead of the start of training camp.
“I’m 100% sure it will get done,” Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said earlier this week, according to NHL.com’s Tom Gulitti.
“We’ve been in this situation before where we’ve had RFAs that want to take their time to agree on a contract, and we respect that and they have that right,” Kekalainen said. “But I’m confident he’ll be signed before training camp starts.”
Dubois, 22, has collected a total of 65 goals and 158 points in 234 games since being selected third overall by the Blue Jackets back in 2016.