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By Tim Lucarelli (@tlucarelli)
After last season’s frustrating last place finish, the Columbus Blue Jackets are looking to rebuild. While most of the offseason attention has been focused on some of the new faces for next season, Sergei Bobrovsky, Nick Foligno, and Adrian Aucoin, there was one other move that slid under the radar. On July 1, the Blue Jackets signed former New York Rangers prospect Jonathan Audy-Marchessault.
Audy-Marchessault is a name that most will not recognize, because he is an undrafted 5’9” player who is only 175 lbs. Audy-Marchessault spent four seasons with the Quebec Remparts, posting 95 points in 68 games in his final season. Once he was ready to move on, he signed a two-way contract (AHL/ECHL) with the Connecticut Whale, but it was expected he would spend the year in the ECHL.
That would all change quickly. After an adjustment period, Audy-Marchessault was on a mission to prove he deserved to play in Connecticut. B...