Landry Signs With The NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets

March 19, 2007

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Holy Cross graduating senior defenseman Jon Landry (Lexington, Mass.) has signed a two-year entry level contract with the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets for the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons, club President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced today.

A four-year member of the Holy Cross men's hockey team, Landry holds the Holy Cross Division I career record for most points by a defenseman with 86, while his 24 goals and his 62 assists rank ninth on the program's Division I list. He played in 133 career games which are the 10th best in school history.

Landry was just recently named to the Atlantic Hockey all-conference first team for the second year in a row, while he was also named the league's Defenseman of the Year. This season he finished tied for second on the team in assists with 18, while he was third on the team in goals with nine and points with 27. His 1.00 points per game by a defenseman are currently tied for first in the conference and tied for third in the nation.

As a junior he was named to the NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team as he helped lead Holy Cross to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament with a 4-3 overtime victory over Minnesota on March 24, 2006.