COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS NEWS

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
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Saad shares Stanley Cup with Air Force Reserve

Former Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad showed his appreciation of the military on Wednesday by bringing the Stanley Cup to the United States Air Force Reserve stationed at the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township, Pa.Approximately 200 members greeted the 22-year-old Pittsburgh native, who was the centerpiece of a seven-player blockbuster deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets...
Via Fox Sports
2 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
3 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets- Primed to fire in 2015

With the throngs of the opening free agent bonanza over and done with, and with most of the NHL rosters pretty much set, are the Columbus Blue Jackets the team that we saw two years ago, or are they the team we saw for much of last season. Fortunately, the answer is simple. The Blue Jackets are actually even better than the team they were back in the 2013-2014 season. With the addition...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Saad, Campbell bring Cup-winning experience to young team

The Columbus Blue Jackets introduced their two offseason acquisitions, winger Brandon Saad and center Gregory Campbell to the media Wednesday. Saad was acquired in a seven-player trade with the Chicago Blackhawks and recently signed a six-year contract extension. Campbell signed a two-year contract as a free agent with the Blue Jackets, coming over from the Boston Bruins. With the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL 30 For 30: Columbus Blue Jackets

Welcome to NHL 30 for 30: a brand new series that will breakdown every NHL team this offseason. You can expect to see new posts all summer, starting from the 30th place team, and finishing with the Stanley Cup champions. With so many changes coming in the offseason, some teams will be improving dramatically, while others will be forced to make some tough decisions for the future...
Via The Fantasy Fix
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: The Columbus Blue Jackets attempted to land a top defenseman

The Columbus Blue Jackets have invested in improving their offense this summer through the acquisition of Brandon Saad, but the team’s defense hasn’t seen the same level of change. Apparently that’s not for a lack of effort as a new report suggests the Blue Jackets attempted to lure in several big names – Dougie Hamilton, Kevin Shattenkirk and Paul Martin – but came up...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: The Columbus Blue Jackets attempted to land a top defenseman

The Columbus Blue Jackets have invested in improving their offense this summer through the acquisition of Brandon Saad, but the team’s defense hasn’t seen the same level of change. Apparently that’s not for a lack of effort as a new report suggests the Blue Jackets attempted to lure in several big names – Dougie Hamilton, Kevin Shattenkirk and Paul Martin – but came up...
Via Bloguin Best
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus's homegrown talent shows city on the rise

The NHL is growing across the country, a statement which is obvious considering the hometowns of players like Seth Jones (Texas), Shayne Gostisbehere (Florida) and top 2016 prospect Auston Matthews (Arizona). But hockey's growth extends beyond just warm-weather markets. When the Columbus Blue Jackets signed Ohio native Kole Sherwood to an entry-level contract Tuesday, they proved...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Calvert signs three-year extension with Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed left wing Matt Calvert to a three-year contract through the 2017-18 National Hockey League season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.  As is club policy, terms were not disclosed. Calvert, 25, posted 13 goals and 10 assists for 23 points with 28 penalty minutes and a +1 plus/minus rating while averaging 15:59 of ice time...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets singer to perform before MLB All-Star Game

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Major League Baseball announced today that Leo Welsh, the Columbus Blue Jackets' official anthem singer, has been selected to perform the Canadian national anthem as part of the pregame ceremony to kick off the 86th All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 13 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Welsh, who also performs with Opera Columbus, has been singing for the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets sign Ohio teen to entry-level deal

COLUMBUS, Ohio  --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Kole Sherwood to a three-year entry level contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced Tuesday. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed. Sherwood, 18, notched 22 goals and 26 assists for 48 points and 29 penalty minutes in 31 games with the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets U18 team of the Tier 1 Elite Hockey...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
24 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL's Blue Jackets set sights on USWNT star Carli Lloyd

The Columbus Blue Jackets have one of the more entertaining Twitter accounts in the NHL as it frequently posts amusing and light-hearted tweets. On Sunday, the Blue Jackets tried their hand at recruiting via Twitter, and their target was an elite scoring talent: United States Women's National Team midfielder Carli Lloyd. The 32-year-old recorded the first-ever hat trick in a Women...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Dubinsky not a Fan of Mike Reilly

One has to wonder if this wasn't a drunk tweet or something along those lines. That being said, Columbus Blue Jackets isn't a fan of former Gopher Mike Reilly. Obviously, Reilly isn't the first college hockey player to go this route to the NHL, but I can see how Dubinsky and his Blue Jackets teammates might not be that impressed with the ex-Gopher's decision. Dubinsky has since...
Via Goon's World
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Saad, Ryan O’Reilly sign long-term contracts with Columbus, Buffalo

A pair of young NHL stars signed long-term contracts Friday. Right winger Brandon Saad signed a six-year contract worth a reported $36 million with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in a multi-player trade earlier in the week. .@BSaad20: "I know (#CBJ) has a lot of talented guys. They're tough to play against & I'm happy to be a part of...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Dissecting the Brandon Saad Trade

View image | gettyimages.com Before we get to the main subject, indulge me if you will. Let’s go back 15 days to Monday June 15th. Why? That night my beloved Blackhawks would be lifting the stanley cup(I still love watching the youtube video of all the goals from the playoffs ). Those last two things are interesting for a couple different reasons. First of all, Blackhawks...
Via TopSportsReport
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets sign veteran center

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Gregory Campbell to a two-year contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced Wednesday. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed. Campbell, 31, has registered 68 goals and 108 assists for 176 points and 618 penalty minutes in 721 career NHL games with the Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers. He has also added...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Comparing Artem Anisimov To Antoine Vermette

On Tuesday afternoon, the Blackhawks acquired veteran center Artem Anisimov from the Columbus as part of the blockbuster trade sending Brandon Saad to the Jackets. On Wednesday, as free agency opened across the NHL, it became clear that Anisimov would figure prominently into the Hawks center depth during the 2015-16 season. Anisimov, who has one […] The post Comparing Artem Anisimov...
Via Committed Indians
29 days ago  |  Discuss
Blue Jackets News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Five worst baseball trades since 2000

Examining the state of the NFL

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Who is the NL's new top shortstop?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker