Umberger Signs Extension

Standard Spin: RJ Umberger's stats have increased slowly but surely over the past 3 seasons (last year he finished with 25 goals and 32 assists) and the Blue Jackets have rewarded him for it with a 5 year, $23 million contract extension. Although we think this probably represents his ceiling, the arrival of Jeff Carter - and the potential addition of rookie Johansen - should mean that Umberger can repeat his performance this 2011-12. (Sep.21)