The 27-year-old was a seventh-round draft pick in the 2011 NHL Draft by the Ottawa Senators, spending four years at the NHL level with them. In that time, he was a consistent 20-goal scorer, which helped him earn a two-year, $3.6 million contract from Ottawa after posting 32 points in his first full season in the league.
The center is coming off his best season, as he set career-highs with 26 goals and 30 assists, giving him 56 points on the regular season. He, along with teammate Matt Duchene, were acquired by the Columbus Blue Jackets for their Stanley Cup Playoff run at the Trade Deadline in February. Although, Dzingel's postseason was one to forget, as he finished with one goal and zero assists in nine games. That led to him being a healthy scratch for Game 2 against the Boston Bruins, but he is moving on from that stretch, hoping to keep Carolina on their high horse after an Eastern Conference Finals appearance a season ago.