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#CBJin30: LIVE from Development Camp

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 06:30

Day 2 Rundown: Meet the draft picks

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 06:00
At the 2015 NHL Draft, the Blue Jackets came ahead with a total of nine new prospects, a list that includes six defensemen and three forwards. Of those nine, three are from Sweden, two from the United States, two from Canada, two from Finland and ...

Jackets' search for a defenseman streches into free agency

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 02:00
SUNRISE, Fla. – Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen has made it known: he’s on the hunt for a defenseman, one that can immediately upgrade his blue line at the NHL level. Though he would not get into specifics (and not that anyone expected him to)...

Jackets' organizational needs were met at NHL Draft

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 02:00
SUNRISE, Fla. – Before the NHL Draft began, the Blue Jackets were one of the teams thought to be in position to make moves. They had 10 total picks, three in the second round, and were reportedly interested in moving as high as No. 3 overall. T...

Carlsson surprised, but happy Jackets moved up to get him

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 12:00
The Blue Jackets began the 2015 NHL Draft with only one first round pick (No. 8 overall), which was used on defenseman Zach Werenski. But, as was anticipated, the Blue Jackets were active and made some moves late in the first round. A trade wi...

Blue Jackets select seven players on Day 2 of NHL Draft

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 11:45
SUNRISE, FLORIDA - The Columbus Blue Jackets wrapped up the 2015 National Hockey League Draft by selecting seven players during rounds two through seven at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. During the two-day draft, the Jackets selected three forwa...

Bittner "excited as hell" to join Blue Jackets

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:00
SUNRISE, Fla. – So, Paul Bittner, how does it feel to hear your name called at the NHL Draft? “Excited as hell,” he said. The disappointment of not going in the first round quickly subsided this morning, when Bittner was selected at No. 38 o...

In Werenski, Jackets got the guy they wanted

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 21:30
SUNRISE, Fla. – Zach Werenski walked into the family and friends hospitality area at BB&T Center as the “longest day of (his) life” wound down, turned a corner, and then got one of the more rousing receptions of the night. About a dozen of his ...

Blue Jackets select defensemen Zach Werenski and Gabriel Carlsson in first round of 2015 NHL Draft

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 20:30
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 NH...

NHL Draft: Blue Jackets select defenseman Zach Werenski at No. 8 overall

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 17:30
In the No. 9 spot on the NHL’s Central Scouting list for North American skaters, we meet our third defenseman and third U.S. college product in the top 10. Zach Werenski becomes the latest product of the USNTDP to make the jump to the Universit...

Blue Jackets unveil new secondary mark to be worn as shoulder patch

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 16:30
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The 1857 Napoleon cannon that has become an iconic part of the Columbus Blue Jackets experience since its introduction in 2010 will be part of the club’s primary home and road jerseys in the form of a shoulder patch beginning with...

Quick Hits: Jarmo Kekalainen Pre-Draft

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:45
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen met with reporters prior to the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft, which takes place tonight (starting at 7 p.m. ET) at BB&T Center. The Blue Jackets are scheduled to make their first pick ...

Update: Blue Jackets Draft Party is moving indoors

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 08:00
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Due to the inclement weather expected in central Ohio this evening, the Columbus Blue Jackets have announced that the location for the club’s NHL Draft Party and Open House, presented by Coldwell Banker King Thompson, has been shi...

Aggressive Jackets also holding high-demand assets

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 07:00
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – We’ve all heard the talk about this year’s NHL Draft class: the two generational players at the top, followed by a group of 8-10 top-end prospects and, in general, a deep talent pool through the first round and into the ear...

NHL Draft: Unpredictability surrounds draft after first two picks

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 17:15
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- It's almost a certainty that when the 2015 NHL Draft starts Friday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports) that Erie Otters center Connor McDavid will be the No. 1 pick by the Edmonton Oilers and Boston University center Jack E...

NHL Draft: Mike G. Morreale's final 2015 mock draft

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 17:00
1. Edmonton Oilers - Connor McDavid, C, Erie (OHL) McDavid, No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of the top North American skaters eligible for the draft, was named player of the year in the Ontario Hockey League and the Canadian Hocke...

NHL Draft: Rantanen enjoying the moment as draft day awaits

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 16:30
The days leading up to the NHL Draft, which takes place this weekend from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., are exciting yet nerve-wrecking for the young prospects. With one call of their name, everything in their lives will change. Although t...

Kekalainen: Jackets mulling multiple options

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:30
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – As these words were written, the Blue Jackets held the No. 8 pick in tomorrow night’s NHL Draft. But as we should know by now, this time of year often lends itself to unpredictability and, at times, gripping drama. ...

Blue Jackets release complete 2015-16 regular season schedule

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:00
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS ANNOUNCE 2015-16 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE Club opens 15th NHL season with home-and-home series against the NY Rangers, including season opener at Nationwide Arena on Friday, October 9 COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Columbus Blue Jac...