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Blue Jackets host '5th Line Fest' Friday

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- To celebrate the upcoming 2015-16 National Hockey League season, the Columbus Blue Jackets invite all fans to attend "5th Line Fest" on Friday, September 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Nationwide Arena. The event will give fans the opportunity to meet Blue Jackets players, participate in other interactive activities and celebrate the game of hockey.Admission is free and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' Johansen throws out first pitch at Reds game

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen got to throw out the first pitch on Monday night's Cincinnati Reds game against the Detroit Tigers, and, let's just stay he really, really, really needs to stick to hockey. Hey, Johansen said himself he only played a few years of baseball when he was young. The Columbus Blue Jackets Twitter account couldn't help themselves....they just...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets offseason recap

Last year: 42-35-5, fifth in the Metro Division. Missed the playoffs by nine points. Key additions: Brandon Saad, Gregory Campbell, Zach Werenski, Gabriel Carlsson, Mike Paliotta, Paul Bittner Key subtractions: Marko Dano, Artem Anisimov, Mark Letestu, Jeremy Morin, Jack Skille Offense: A team already loaded with young talent pulled off the shocker of the offseason […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Blue Jacket Saad to throw out first pitch at Tribe game

Columbus Blue Jackets acquisition Brandon Saad is about to get a northeast Ohio welcome. Saad, who came over to the Blue Jackets from the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks in a blockbuster offseason trade, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Wednesday's Indians game. Teammate Ryan Johansen will test his mound skills Monday night at the Cincinnati Reds game. In just...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Richards believes Brandon Saad will bring 'winning attitude, confidence' in Columbus

That 22-year-old winger the Columbus Blue Jackets added this offseason? Yeah, Todd Richards is pretty excited about him.“I just want him to come in here and be Brandon Saad, first and foremost,” Richards said to Rob Mixer of BlueJackets.com. “There are things he can add to this team on the ice in game situations and practice, but there’s also a lot he can bring to our room...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Johansen to throw out ceremonial first pitch at Reds game Monday

Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen will throw out ceremonial first pitch at the Cincinnati Reds game on August 24 vs. the Detroit Tigers. Johansen is also expected to join the Reds on the field during batting practice prior to the game. Johansen set career highs in assists and points with 26 goals, 45 assists and 71 points in 2014-15. He was one of two Blue Jackets to play...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: A Whole New Vibe

It’s every players dream to win the Stanley Cup. It means your team has reached the top, beating out 29 other challengers to get there. Last year, the Columbus Blue Jackets seemed like a good bet to make it back to the playoffs following a very strong 2013-2014 season that saw goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky win the Vezina trophy as the league’s best goaltender. Injuries managed...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus signs Paul Bittner to 3-year entry level contract

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed left wing Paul Bittner to a three-year entry level contract. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen made the announcement Thursday. Bittner was the team's second-round pick, 38th overall, in the NHL draft. The 18-year-old Bittner, of Crookston, Minnesota, had 68 goals and 75 assists in three seasons with the Portland Winterhawks...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets sign second round pick to three-year entry level contract

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed left wing Paul Bittner to a three-year entry level contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.  Bittner was the club's third pick, 38th overall, at the 2015 NHL Draft in Sunrise, Florida. Bittner, 18, has registered 68 goals and 75 assists for 143 points with 91 penalty minutes and a plus/minus rating of...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets watch Jason Day win first major with historic performance

When PGA Golfer Jason Day won the PGA Championship Sunday, his first major championship, with a historic weekend finishing 20 under par, Columbus Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky and Jared Boll were right there to watch him.  Dubinsky and Boll, along with former Blue Jackets Jackets defensiveman James Wisniewski, are good friends with Day. The four have played plenty of rounds of...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Puck Daddy’s Summer Series: The Columbus Blue Jackets from A to Z (Puck Daddy)

(Ed. Note: August is known to be a very quiet month in the hockey world. As we wait for September to arrive and training camps to begin, let’s learn a little history about all 30 teams. Behold, our summer A-Z series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to drop some knowledge on us! Add your own choices in the comments!) By: Alison Lukan , writer for Buckeye State Hockey and...
Via Philly Sports Live
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: The Clarkson of Old

Ever since the 2011-2012 season, David Clarkson has failed to live up to the expectations that were set by the monster contract that he signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs a few years later. Posting only 15 and 11 points in the 2 seasons that he spent in Toronto were not even close to what was expected of a man being paid 5.25 million a season. However, now that he is out of the...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Savard to throw out first pitch at Clippers game

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at tomorrows Columbus Clippers game. So, will he throw it down the middle for a perfect strike, or are we about to see him pull a 50 Cent?      
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Werenski scores OT winner for USA against Finland

Columbus Blue Jackets 2015 first round draft pick Zachary Werenski scored the overtime game winning goal to give USA a 5-4 victory over Finland. USA was playing against Finland in an exhibition game at Lake Placid Olympic Center's 1980 Herb Brooks Arena as part of the USA Hockey Junior Team evaluation camp. Four Blue Jackets' prospects, including Werenski, were named to the evaluation...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets prospects impressing, survive the first-round of U.S. Junior team cuts

The Columbus Blue Jackets have four American prospects participating for Team USA in the National Junior Evaluation Camp. Forwards Sonny Milano and Paul Bittner, and defensemen Zach Werenski and Ryan Collins didn't just survive the first cut, they have been some of the better players for their teams. Team USA cut the roster down to 18 forwards, 10 defensemen and four goaltenders...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets publish contract tracker

The Columbus Blue Jackets are setting the pace when it comes to player contracts. The Blue Jackets website is the first team website to track and organize their player contracts. The Contract tracker shows how long players are under contract and when they become either unrestricted or restricted free agents. The tracker does not provide any sort of salary information. One of the...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Saad spends his day with the Stanley Cup

Each Stanley Cup Champion gets to spend a day with Lord Stanley's trophy. Newly-acquired Columbus Blue Jacket Brandon Saad, who won the trophy with the Chicago Blackhawks in June, decided to spend his day with the Cup at Pittsburgh's IAP Air Reserve Station with the 911th Airlift Wing. According to the 911th Airlift Wing's website, "the 911th Airlift Wing includes approximately 1...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Foligno praises Blue Jackets 'statement' offseason

Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno told Sportsnet he's very happy with the Blue Jackets offseason, especially the trade for Brandon Saad.  "I was really, really happy. The organization is making a statement about what type of team we want to be, how serious we are about winning. You bring in a player like Brandon Saad, who's won two Cups already, it's a big statement," Foligno...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Blue Jackets draft picks named to USA Hockey Junior Team evaluation camp roster

Four Columbus Blue Jackets prospects were named to USA Hockey's National Junior Team evaluation camp roster. Sonny Milano, Ryan Collins, Zach Werenski and Paul Bittner were named to the American roster. The four are joined by 35 other players, 22 forwards, 13 defensemen and four goaltenders total, on the USA roster. The team will take the ice for its first practice on Saturday...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets searching for greatness

Greatness is not something that can simply be had. It must be worked for, achieving at a level that is so nearly incomparable that the only word to describe it is as being great. In sports, teams always strive to be great, but only so many can actually achieve greatness and even fewer can stay great for long periods of time. Greatness can lead to so many things for a team: winning...
Via isportsweb.com
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets sign Chaput to one-year, two-way deal

COLUMBUS, Ohio --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Michael Chaput to a one-year, two-way contract (NHL/AHL) for the 2015-16 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed. Chaput, 23, posted a goal and four assists for five points with 21 penalty minutes in 33 games with the Blue Jackets during the 2014-15 campaign...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets cannon to be featured in EA Sports' 'NHL 16'

The Columbus Blue Jackets replica 1857 Napoleon field cannon that sits atop section 11 will make its video game debut in EA Sports' NHL 16. The cannon will be featured in NHL 16 when the latest installment of the franchise is released in the fall.  EA Sports said, "Building off last year's best-in-class Authentic Arenas, Distinct Team Arena Atmosphere in NHL 16 captures signature...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jacket draft selections: Rounds 3-7

The Columbus Blue Jackets successful draft continued in the third round with the selection of right wing Keegan Kolesar. Kolesar is a big, energetic forward that plays both ways well. Last season with the Seattle Thunderbirds in the WHL, the 6’1, 217 pound winger scored 19 goals and 19 assists in 64 games. Kolesar shows great upside and could to be the steal of the round. He had...
Via isportsweb.com
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen shares sick CBJ-themed basketball court

If you needed any more indication that Ryan Johansen is committed to the Columbus Blue Jackets, look no further than this. Johansen posted to his Instagram Wednesday a photo of an awesome Blue Jackets-themed basketball court -- assumedly from his Vancouver home. Last year around this time, Johansen's status was in limbo as a restricted free agent. Now, last season's All-Star MVP...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Senate urging for presidential pardon for ex-boxing champ Jack Johnson

The U.S. Senate is urging for a presidential pardon for former heavyweight champion Jack Johnson. The Senate passed an amendment, which was introduced by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Harry Reid (D-NV), Thursday that seeks for a posthumous pardon for Johnson, who was the first black heavyweight champion. In 1913, Johnson was charged with violating the Man Act after transporting...
Via Fox Sports
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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