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Collins "happy with how it played out" on Day 2

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 09:30
PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Collins chuckled when asked if he's done growing. "I don't believe so," he said. Collins, who is very accurately listed at 6-foot-5, is known as a defending defenseman but he said there's still room to grow on the other...

Blue Jackets sign defenseman Dalton Prout to two-year extension

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 06:30
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Dalton Prout to a two-year contract extension, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Prout, 24, has scored three goals and dished out ten assists for 13 poi...

Pelletier receives the ultimate birthday gift

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:00
PHILADELPHIA -- Julien Pelletier was already having one heck of a birthday weekend. He and his family were in town, enjoying Philadelphia and the NHL Draft. Oh, and then the Blue Jackets selected him in the fourth round. That's one way to take ...

Jackets thrilled to select dynamic, skilled Milano

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 21:00
PHILADELPHIA -- If there weren't any outward displays of emotion, there were definitely a few internal fist bumps at the Blue Jackets' draft table when the Detroit Red Wings made their selection. One of Columbus' top targets - United States Nat...

Columbus Blue Jackets Select Forward Sonny Milano with the 16th Overall Pick in the 2014 NHL Draft

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 19:00
The Columbus Blue Jackets selected forward Sonny Milano of the United States National Development Program with the 16th overall selection in the opening round of the 2014 NHL Draft, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced tonight M...

Milano combines talent with hard-nosed play

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 18:16
Forward Sonny Milano is a big fan of 2013 Conn Smythe Trophy winner Patrick Kane. It makes perfect sense, as Kane is an American and former standout for the United States National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. Milano, born in Mas...

Jackets ready for unpredictable first round

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:30
PHILADELPHIA -- Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen (obviously) doesn't know exactly who will be available at No. 16 overall, but he has a general idea. Call it a hunch. "I wish I had that kind of ability and look into a crystal ball (and see it)...

Interactive: NHL Draft profile chart

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:00
The NHL draft is almost upon us and Columbus holds the 16th overall pick. With a plethora of highly-coveted prospects waiting to have their names called, it is key to understand what each prospect could bring to the organization. If you want t...

Nerves, excitement prevalent for this year's top prospects

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 16:01
PHILADELPHIA -- You're 17, 18 years old and in 24 hours, your life is about to change forever. No big deal, right? This year's draft class, along with scouts, hockey operations and media from all 30 NHL teams have arrived in Philadelphia for th...

Hartnell will wear No. 43 for the Blue Jackets

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 10:30
PHILADELPHIA -- It's been a wild week for Scott Hartnell. The newest Blue Jacket, acquired earlier in the week from the Philadelphia Flyers, was in Chicago when news of the trade broke and he's about to head out west in the coming days. He hasn...

My Draft Story: Ryan Johansen

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:00
It was four years ago when the Blue Jackets had to make a decision with their fourth overall selection in the 2010 NHL Draft. Little did they know back then, but it would change the future of the franchise. Their selection, Ryan Johansen, becam...

Blue Jackets acquire fifth round draft pick from Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Nikita Nikitin

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 06:28
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired a fifth round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for defenseman Nikita Nikitin, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Columbus re-acquired ...

Rychel gearing up for a big summer and hopefully, an even bigger fall

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:00
It was one year ago that Kerby Rychel took a huge step toward his childhood dream. The Blue Jackets, armed with three first-round picks in a deep 2013 draft class, had their eyes on Rychel - a burgeoning power forward prospect who could seeming...

NHL Draft Profile: Ivan Barbashev

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:00
Ivan Barbashev is a pure sniper. The Russian-born forward has other parts of his game that make him ready for the next level, but his array of weapons in the offensive zone takes the cake. He possesses an outstanding wrist shot, slap shot, snap...

Team-by-team draft needs: Metropolitan Division

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:00
The 2014 NHL Draft will be a great opportunity for teams to shore up positions of need with an injection of energetic, young talent. As the first round of the draft draws near, there's no better time to take a glimpse at the possible draft need...

Hartnell deal allows Jackets to take "next step" in offseason

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:00
Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen knew that resolving the RJ Umberger situation had to happen sooner than later. There were a few options on the table, but at the forefront, it was either a) fulfill Umberger's request to be traded - and do so w...

Fantasy Spin: Hartnell could hit 'refresh' in Columbus

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:00
Neither the Philadelphia Flyers nor the Columbus Blue Jackets took on a salary cap-friendly contract in swapping left wings Scott Hartnell and R.J. Umberger on Monday. Hartnell and Umberger have five and three years remaining on their respectiv...

Kekalainen: Hartnell an ideal fit for the Blue Jackets

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:00
It was music to Jarmo Kekalainen’s ears. During his first conversation with Scott Hartnell, whom the Blue Jackets were hoping to acquire in a trade for RJ Umberger, the 32-year-old veteran forward wanted to know exactly what was in store for t...

Blue Jackets acquire LW Scott Hartnell from Philadelphia Flyers

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:58
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired left wing Scott Hartnell from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for left wing R.J. Umberger and a fourth round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced t...

Blue Jackets sign goaltender Curtis McElhinney to a one-year contract extension

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 08:57
The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Curtis McElhinney to a one-year contract extension, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. McElhinney, 31, posted a 10-11-1 record with a 2.78 goals-against-average, .909 save pe...