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Center Derek MacKenzie signs 2-year deal with Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed centre Derek MacKenzie to a two-year contract.

The 30-year-old MacKenzie has 19 goals and 26 assists with 92 penalty minutes and a plus-18 rating in 193 career NHL games. All but two of the assists came with the Blue Jackets. He also played for the Atlanta Thrashers.

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MacKenzie had seven goals and seven assists in a career-high 66 games with the Blue Jackets last season and led the club with a plus-4 rating.

He was Atlanta’s sixth pick, 128th overall, in the 1999 draft.