Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Kole Sherwood to ELC


Columbus Blue Jackets prospects hoist the trophy given out to the winner of the 4-on-4 tournament during development camp.

Photo Courtesy:

Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reported Tuesday morning that the Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Kole Sherwood to an entry-level contract.

Sherwood was very good at Blue Jackets development camp and the Blue Jackets felt that they did not want to pass up on this young prospect again after he went undrafted this past June.

Sherwood was committed to Boston University, but as Portzline points out he has de-committed and will be playing with the London Knights of the OHL instead. Sherwood will join a very good and well put together Knights team. This will teach him the value of playing with good players like Mitch Marner, Matthew Tkachuk, Max Jones, and Max Domi.

Kole and his brother Kiefer were invited to the Blue Jackets development camp. Kiefer will be attending Miami (OH) University over playing in the professional leagues.

This marks a very big deal for camp invitees. It is not often that a camp invitee is signed to an entry level contract after just a couple of days at development camp. Many often come back through the draft and make a team that way.

Kole Sherwood is also a hometown kid. He was born in New Albany, Ohio which is close to Columbus. He played midget hockey with the Ohio Blue Jackets of the T1EHL. He is the first player to be signed to a contract directly from the squad.