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Jackets sign 1st-round pick Murray

The Columbus Blue Jackets signed defenseman Ryan Murray to a three-year entry-level contract on Tuesday.

The second overall pick of the 2012 draft, Murray scored nine goals and added 22 assists in 46 games with the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League last season.

A native of White City, Saskatchewan, the 18-year-old played the past three seasons in Everett and totaled 20 goals and 84 assists in 168 games.