Columbus Blue Jackets sign left wing Mike York to one year deal

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Forward Mike York agreed to a one-year deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.

York is expected to add depth on the top three lines for the Blue Jackets.

Since the end of last season, the Blue Jackets have traded for forwards Raffi Torres and R.J. Umberger and defencemen Christian Backman and Fedor Tyutin, in addition to the free-agent signings of defenceman Mike Commodore and forward Kristian Huselius.

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The 30-year-old York had six goals and eight assists in 63 gamers last season with Phoenix. During his eight seasons, he has 127 goals and 195 assists in 578 games with the New York Rangers, Edmonton, New York Islanders, Philadelphia and the Coyotes.