Joined: Feb 2016
Check out his agents track history with contract talks for relevant players. ALL of them took extremely long. Josh Anderson, Andreas Athanasiou, Sam Bennett, Tobias Rieder, Ryan Spooner, and Matt Nieto. It will be interesting to see how long Mitch Marner's contract talks are dragged out for when he's due for a new one.
Ultimately it seems the Blue Jackets won this tug-of-war. I'm sure that is because Josh just wanted to start playing hockey, and not because his agent let up.