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Former Battalion star defender inks new AHL deal

In his final campaign in the OHL in North Bay, Blujus led all Battalion defensemen with 26 helpers and ranked second among blueliners with 30 points
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Dylan Blujus with the Utica Comets. Photo courtesy Utica Comets.

Former North Bay Battalion star defender Dylan Blujus, who played in North Bay with the 2013-14 Eastern Conference championship team, has found a new home.  

The Rochester Americans announced Tuesday that they signed defenseman Dylan Blujus to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2020-21 season.

Blujus, 26, joins the Amerks after spending the last six seasons with the Utica Comets and the Syracuse Crunch, recording 82 points (20+62) in 274 career appearances while also adding two assists in six Calder Cup Playoffs games.

The Buffalo, NY, product also skated in 21 contests with the Jacksonville Icemen (ECHL), tallying seven points (1+6).

His best season came as a rookie during the 2014-15 campaign when he notched 22 points (4+18) in 67 games to finish second among Crunch defensemen in scoring.

Prior to turning pro, the 6-foot-3, 203-pound blueliner played four seasons in the OHL with the Brampton/North Bay Battalion, where he produced 119 points on 17 goals and 102 assists in 256 career games.

In his final campaign in the OHL in North Bay, Blujus led all Battalion defensemen with 26 helpers and ranked second among blueliners with 30 points, during the memorable Battalion first year in North Bay. 

Blujus was originally a second-round selection (40th overall) of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2012 NHL Draft.


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