Winger Derek Dorsett signs contract extension with Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Right wing Derek Dorsett has signed a two-year contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets that runs through the 2011-12 season.

General Manager Scott Howson announced the deal Saturday. Terms were not disclosed.

The 22-year-old Dorsett had four goals and one assist with 150 penalty minutes in 52 games as a rookie with the Blue Jackets last season. He ranked second on the club and led all NHL rookies in penalty minutes and added 116 hits.

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A native of Kindersley, Sask., Dorsett was Columbus’ ninth pick in the 2006 entry draft.