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Blackhawks acquire Seth Jones, agree on $76M, 8-year deal

Chicago got Jones and the 32nd pick in the draft and a 2022 sixth-rounder from Columbus for younger defenseman Adam Boqvist, the 12th and 44th picks in the draft and a 2022 first-rounder.
FILE - In this May 3, 2021, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets' Seth Jones plays against the...
FILE - In this May 3, 2021, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets' Seth Jones plays against the Nashville Predators during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio. Jones has been traded from the Blue Jackets to the Chicago Blackhawks, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, July 23, because the trade had been agreed to but the call not completed yet.(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)(Jay LaPrete | AP)
Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 9:27 PM EDT
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SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - Seth Jones has been traded from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Chicago Blackhawks in a blockbuster trade completed just before the NHL draft. Chicago got Jones and the 32nd pick in the draft and a 2022 sixth-rounder from Columbus for younger defenseman Adam Boqvist, the 12th and 44th picks in the draft and a 2022 first-rounder. Jones also has agreed to a $76 million, eight-year contract extension, a person with knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press. It was one of four trades made in the hours leading up to the draft. Arizona traded captain Oliver Ekman-

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