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Columbus Blue Jackets: Draft edition Part 1

The wait to see what the Columbus Blue Jackets would do with the eighth overall pick in the NHL Draft is finally over. With the eighth pick of the NHL Draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets select Zach Werenski. Werenski is a 17-year-old defensemen from the University of Michigan. A Michigan native, Werenski sped through high school to play advanced hockey sooner. He joined the USA National...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets select defensemen in first round of 2015 NHL Draft

SUNRISE, FLORIDA - The Columbus Blue Jackets selected University of Michigan defenseman Zach Werenski with the eighth overall selection and Linkoping Jr. defenseman Gabriel Carlsson with the 29th overall selection in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft. The Blue Jackets acquired the 29th pick from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for the 34th and 68th overall selections. The...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A healthy Murray could be Columbus' 'best acquisition'

When the Columbus Blue Jackets selected defenseman Ryan Murray second overall in the 2012 NHL entry draft, he was heralded as the next big-thing on the blue line.He hasn't quite lived up to expectations yet, but that is because he is A) just 21-years-old and B) he's often been injured.Murray was able to play in just 12 games this season, consistently dealing with a knee and ankle...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets hire McCudden to coaching staff

Kenny McCudden is the newest member of the Blue Jackets coaching staff, the club announced Thursday. "Kenny has worked with players at every level from young kids to NHL All-Stars and is a very well-respected skills and skating instructor," Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards said in a team release.  "He adds a new dimension to our staff and I'm really excited about the contributions...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Reilly Saga. Subs Blue Jackets

View image | gettyimages.com If you're a fan of the Columbus Blue Jackets, there's a very good chance that you're not all that thrilled with former draft choice Mike Reilly. The former Golden Gophers told the Blue Jackets that he won't be playing for them. Earlier this month Michael Russo said that the Wild were in the running for Reilly. Sean Lehehy, Puck Daddy -- Todd Richards...
Via Goon's World
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick rumor roundup: Rangers out on Reilly; Talbot drawing significant interest

Two quick rumors for you this morning: Larry Brooks has noted the Rangers are out of the running for free agent defenseman Mike Reilly, who went unsigned by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Reilly was a fourth round pick of the Jackets, and has the potential to be a second pairing guy with great PP skills. […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Reilly To Test Free Agency; Blue Jackets’ Ryan Johansen Tweets ‘We Didn’t Want Him Anyway’

The Columbus Blue Jackets weren’t able to sign University of Minnesota defenseman Mike Reilly and he’s now able to become an unrestricted free agent. Reilly was selected by Columbus in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft. He was among college hockey’s best defensemen this season and tallied 42 points (six goals, 36 assists) in 39 games. We saw a similar situation...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets hunt for a defenseman

The search for a defenseman has picked up for the Columbus Blue Jackets as the season has officially come to a close. The Blue Jackets, who fell just short of the playoffs in an injury filled season, still lack a top-two defenseman to lead from the blue line. There is no doubt that Columbus will again be considered a sleeper pick team and be expected to make the playoffs this year...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: Columbus Blue Jackets

Here is where we are with the Community Draft: TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22Mitch Marner Carolina HurricansjaschiffNoah Hanifin New Jersey DevilskbennettMathew...
Via The Pensblog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

GM: Blue Jackets still in mix to sign defenseman prospect Reilly

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen says prospect defenseman Mike Reilly still may sign with Columbus. Kekalainen says Saturday at the NHL scouting combine that Reilly has had discussions with other teams, but he also informed the Blue Jackets they remain in the mix. Reilly was Columbus' fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft, but granted permission to speak...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets still in the mix to sign Reilly, GM says

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen says prospect defenseman Mike Reilly still may sign with Columbus. Kekalainen says Saturday at the NHL scouting combine that Reilly has had discussions with other teams, but he also informed the Blue Jackets they remain in the mix. Reilly was Columbus' fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft, but granted permission to...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Friedman: Rangers have interest in NCAA free agent Mike Reilly

Per Elliotte Friedman, the Rangers are one of at least five teams NCAA free agent defenseman Mike Reilly will meet with today. Other teams Reilly will be meeting with are Chicago, Minnesota, LA, and possibly Pittsburgh. Reilly, originally a 4th round pick in 2011 by Columbus, elected not to sign with the Blue Jackets, likely Read more → The post Friedman: Rangers have interest...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus signs 2 defensemen to entry-level contracts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed two young defensemen to entry-level contracts. The team announced Monday that 19-year-old Blake Siebenaler, a 2014 draft pick, has agreed to a three-year deal. The 6-foot-1 right-hander scored 12 goals and had 25 assists in 66 games with the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League in 2014-15. He also had one assist in...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets Spring Update

The offseason has been relatively quiet for the Columbus Blue Jackets so far as the team has begun to make the small moves required for a big playoff run. Here is an update on what is happening: Nick Foligno was named the first team captain since Rick Nash. The Blue Jackets have named forward Nick Foligno as the captain of the team. Foligno becomes Columbus’ first captain in...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackets re-sign defenseman Justin Falk to 1-year, 2-way pact

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed defenseman Justin Falk to a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract for the 2015-16 season. The 26-year-old Falk had a goal and an assist in 18 games last season. He was picked up from Minnesota at the trade deadline along with a fifth-round pick for defenseman Jordan Leopold. A native of Snowflake, Manitoba, Falk has two...
Via AP on Fox
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets sign Cody Goloubef to two-year contract extension

  The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Cody Goloubef to a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season, locking him up before he could become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The 25-year-old Goloubef had nine assists with 19 penalty minutes and a plus-12 plus/minus rating, while averaging 15:33 of ice time in 36 games with the Blue Jackets in 2014-15....
Via AP on Fox
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets sign Goloubef to 2-year contract extension

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Cody Goloubef to a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season, locking him up before he could become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The 25-year-old Goloubef had nine assists with 19 penalty minutes and a +12 plus/minus rating, while averaging 15:33 of ice time in 36 games with the Blue Jackets...
Via AP on Fox
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

CBJ Dangling Rychel for D: Potential Suitors

It recently became known that the Columbus Blue Jackets are set to lose Mike Reilly to free agency, as the Minnesota native has decommitted from the Golden Gophers program and let Jackets management know he intends to test the market. First reported by Bob McKenzie, it was also mentioned that Reilly says Columbus is still a “possibility”, but the odds are not in the Blue Jackets’...
Via BS Hockey
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Jack Roslovic

  Get to Know Jack RoslovicDate of Birth: 1/29/1997 Place of Birth: Columbus, OH, USA Ht: 6’1″ Wt: 183 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Center/Right Wing Team: United States National U-18 Team Another USHL star, Jack Roslovic comes not from the Minnesota, Michigan, or Massachusetts powerhouse pipelines but from the competitively more unheralded Ohio hockey program. Roslovic is one...
Via BSN Denver
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Oh Captain, My Captain!

View image | gettyimages.com Since 2000, the Columbus Blue Jackets and their fans have endured plenty of ups and downs, including the leadership of the team. In 14 seasons, Columbus had five different captains, prior to Wednesday. Lyle Odelein (2000-2002), Ray Whitney (2002-2003), Luke Richardson (2003-2005), Adam Foote (2006-2008) and most notably Rick Nash (2008-2012). When...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Springfield Falcons Season Wrap

The Springfield Falcons affiliation with the Columbus Blue Jackets came to an end on Sunday, April 19, when the Portland Pirates stormed back to defeat the Worcester Sharks 5-4, passing the Falcons for the final play-off spot in the AHL’s Eastern Conference. Springfield finished the season at 38-28-8-2, good for third in the Northeast Division, but unfortunately one point short...
Via BS Hockey
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Foligno given the “C”

“Did somebody say finally?” Those were the first words out of the mouth of general manager Jarmo Kekalainen during his press conference on Wednesday. The words were uttered as he and head coach Todd Richards sat down at the podium, flanking the Columbus Blue Jackets new captain, Nick Foligno. For two years the coaches and management have […] The post Nick Foligno given the...
Via Along the Boards
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Foligno named new Blue Jackets captain

What an exciting day in Columbus, Ohio. What? What’s that you say? You’re more concerned about the news north of the border? It is an exciting day in the buckeye state as Nick Foligno has been named the sixth captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets. First reported by Columbus Dispatch reporter Aaron Portzline yesterday, it all became official today at 11 am eastern time, while the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets tap Nick Foligno as first captain in 3 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Nick Foligno served as a captain for the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus. Now he'll wear the ''C'' for the Blue Jackets. The 27-year-old Foligno was announced Wednesday as the club's first captain in almost three years. None was selected after the Blue Jackets dealt Rick Nash to the New York Rangers in July 2012. Foligno, acquired not long after that traded in...
Via AP on Fox
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets to lose promising prospect?

It's little secret that the Blue Jackets would like to upgrade their defensive corps this offseason after a year in which they struggled on the blue line. And it just so happens that they hold the rights to one of the top defensemen in college hockey.Unfortunately for the Blue Jackets, though, those rights are likely going to turn out to be meaningless. Mike Reilly, a standout defenseman...
Via Fox Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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