HFNHL Blue Jackets getting bizzy this summer Hot on the heels of the expansion and entry drafts (rounds 1-3), the Blue Jackets announced a group of signings, as they prepare for the upcoming free agency period. Returning to the Jackets for 2017/18 are forwards Sam Gagner, Andrew Nestrasil and Adam Cracknell, and defenders Martin Marincin and Eric Gelinas, all one one-year deals. These signings follow the addition late last week of forward Anthony Beauvillier on an entry-level contract. Coupled with the addition of Mark Borowiecki in trade last week, this gives the Jackets a full pro roster heading into free agency, allowing GM Emerson to focus his efforts on targeting free agents that offer good value rather than having to address positional needs. ***** The Blue Jackets added some depth to the farm system in this weekend's 2017 HFNHL Entry Draft, mining the CHL for four forwards and going to US junior leagues for a goaltender. HFNHL Jackets Entry Draft 2017 1/13: RC Nick Suzuki, Owen Sound 2/43: RW Kole Lind, Kelowna 2/50: G Keith Petruzzelli, Muskegon 2/52: LC Morgan Frost, Sault Ste. Marie 3/74: RC Morgan Geekie, Tri-City The Jackets swung a draft-day deal with Tampa, sending them the 46th overall pick and Anaheim's 4th rounder in 2018 in return for the 52nd and 74th overall selections. Word is Columbus was also actively trying to move up in the first round, and also tried to add another mid-third round selection, but to no avail. Columbus has four more selections in the latter rounds of the entry draft, and might be looking to target a defender or two to even out the draft class.