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Columbus Blue Jackets sign free-agent defenceman Sheldon Brookbank

The 26-year-old Brookbank, selected as the American Hockey League’s top defenceman last season, scored a career-best 15 goals and had 38 assists in 78 games with the Milwaukee Admirals.

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He played three games with the Nashville Predators last year, picking up his only NHL point with an assist against Pittsburgh on Feb. 6.