June 29th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, News, Top Stories 0 comments

The Columbus Blue Jackets can check off their biggest offseason priority, as the team announced today that they've agreed to terms with pending restricted free agent defenseman Seth Jones. https://twitter.com/BlueJacketsNHL/status/748162084140122112 Columbus acquired Jones in January via a blockbuster trade that sent forward Ryan Johansen to...

June 29th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, News 0 comments

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed the third overall draft pick at the 2016 NHL draft, Pierre-Luc Dubois, to a three-year, entry-level contract, according to TNS's Darren Dreger. The signing isn't surprising, particularly given how much the Blue Jackets appear to believe in Dubois. They selected him third overall despite the fact that nearly...

June 29th, 2016 In Blue Jackets Prospects, Columbus Blue Jackets 0 comments

Five minutes into overtime, in the seventh game of the WHL western conference semifinals, the puck slid loose in front of the Victoria Royals net. Calvin Thurkauf jumped onto it, spun and fired a wristshot five-hole, giving his Kelowna Rockets the win. “After the game you could tell that he was still in shock that it had happened,” said...

June 27th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Entry Draft, Top Stories 0 comments

"Columbus Blue Jackets are proud to select from Cape Breton..." Wait. What? Friday night in Buffalo was one for the ages. As expected, the Toronto Maple Leafs made Auston Matthews the top pick. The Winnipeg Jets followed that up by selecting Patrik Laine second overall. Finally, the moment Jesse Puljujarvi had been waiting for had finally...

June 26th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, News, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired 21-year-old former 1st round draft pick (19th overall) Kerby Rychel from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Scott Harrington and a conditional draft pick. That condition is a 5th round draft pick should the Blue Jackets waive Harrington and see him claimed, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. A move...

June 24th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, News, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

With the third pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Columbus Blue Jackets have selected Pierre-Luc Dubois from the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the QMJHL. About Pierre-Luc Dubois Playing centre for the first time in his career this season, Dubois impressed with a roughly 50 percent face-off success rate. His size and physicality makes him a...

June 23rd, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, News, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

For some people, third just isn’t good enough. And while the third overall pick is certainly good enough when it comes to Friday’s NHL Draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets are still looking to move up to the first or second overall picks - according to the Columbus Dispatch. The Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline is reporting that the Jackets have...

June 17th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Entry Draft, Top Stories 0 comments

Welcome to NHL Draft Week 2016. We are just mere days away from finding out where the top prospects will go. As it turns out, the intrigue of the draft starts with the third pick and the Columbus Blue Jackets. I honestly didn't think we'd be here talking potential surprises with this pick. But that's the beauty of the sport. We really don't...

June 17th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets 0 comments

Every team needs a skilled forward to anchor them up front. A guy who can play both ends of the ice. A guy who can go head-to-head with the other teams’ elite players. A leader on and off the ice. Someone who can score a big goal and clear the defensive zone when called upon. In Columbus, it was supposed to be Ryan Johansen. But after a...

June 15th, 2016 In Blue Jackets Prospects, Columbus Blue Jackets 0 comments

With the Lake Erie Monsters fresh off a Memorial Cup Championship this past weekend, the next thought is, naturally, who will make the jump to the NHL club this season. With the slew of first-round talent the Blue Jackets have picked up in the past few drafts, the future could be bright in Columbus. Sonny Milano is one of those names that...

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