The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Blake Comeau to a one-year contract.

Comeau struggled to begin the 2011–12 season, and after failing to register a point in 16 games, was placed on waivers by the Islanders where he was claimed by the Calgary Flames. He scored 5 goals and 15 points with the Flames. Comeau became a restricted free agent following the season, the Flames would have had to give him a qualifying offer at least equal to his last contract to retain his rights. The Flames declined, and he became an unrestricted free agent. Comeau chose to re-sign with the Flames anyway, taking a 50 percent pay cut to do so, as he and the team agreed on a one-year, $1.25 million contract for 2012–13.

The 27-year-old Comeau was acquired on April 3 from Calgary for a fifth-round pick in Sunday’s draft. He totalled six goals and six assists in 42 games during the season, which he split between Calgary and Columbus.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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