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Assistant Coach Dan Hinote To Leave Club

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 15:58
Columbus Blue Jackets Assistant Coach Dan Hinote will not return to the club’s coaching staff for the 2014-15 National Hockey League season. Hinote, who joined the Blue Jackets prior to the 2010-11 season, has decided to leave the club for person...

NHL Draft Profile: Conner Bleackley

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 04:00
Conner Bleackley is an offensive threat with solid two-way ability. The Red Deer Rebels captain uses his physical game to create space while using his excellent vision and passing to make plays for both himself and teammates. Bleackley has a st...

NHL Draft Profile: Nick Ritchie

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:00
Big, physical, well-rounded. Six-foot-three, 236 lb. Nick Ritchie is a dominant winger that makes his presence felt everywhere in the rink. Ritchie’s big frame makes it very difficult for defenders to force him off of the puck or re-direct his ...

Top prospects Bennett, Kapanen survive Combine

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 09:00
TORONTO -- Forwards Samuel Bennett of the Ontario Hockey League's Kingston Frontenacs and Kasperi Kapanen of KalPa in Finland's Liiga certainly had their share of good and bad moments during the fitness stage of the 2014 NHL Scouting Combine at To...

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS, FOX SPORTS OHIO ANNOUNCE CHANGES TO TELEVISION BROADCAST TEAM

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 13:00
COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets and FOX Sports Ohio announced today changes to the network’s coverage of Blue Jackets hockey. Former Blue Jackets forward Jody Shelley has been named color analyst alongside play-by-play announcer Jeff...

Blue Jackets sign forward Daniel Zaar to three-year Entry Level contract

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:38
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Daniel Zaar to a three-year Entry Level contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Zaar, 20, was Columbus’ fifth pick, 152nd overall, at the 2012 NHL Draft. A...

Bike tests loom for 2014 NHL Draft hopefuls

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:30
TORONTO -- The words "bike test" are enough to make any top draft prospect uneasy in the hours leading up to the fitness portion of the NHL Scouting Combine. The bike tests are daunting but important for any of the prospects looking to make an ...

Combine gives teams full scope of top prospects

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 06:00
Many of the top prospects eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft will be put to the ultimate test this week in an effort to impress potential future employers at the NHL Scouting Combine in Toronto. The primary purpose of the Combine, which runs May 2...

Friday 5: Bob's Best Games

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:00
3/11/14: CBJ vs. Detroit After allowing a goal in the first off of a rocket slap shot from Danny DeKeyser, Bob settled in and made the crease an impenetrable fortress. The Russian Olympian stopped 31 consecutive shots after DeKeyser’s goal, ...

#CBJ Best of the Web: May 30

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:00
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is our weekly look around the #CBJ community to see what’s being talked about, debated, and highlighted by the greatest fans in the National Hockey League. Have a suggestion or submission for next week’s edition? Hit up @RobMix...

Throwback Thursday: Catching up with Andrew Cassels

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 13:00
Let's throw it back to the 2002-03 season, the debut season for former left wing and captain Rick Nash, and also the first season in Columbus for a veteran center named Andrew Cassels. Cassels, a native of Mississauga, Ont., was brought in for ...

Intrigue surrounds top Russian prospects at Combine

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 06:00
TORONTO -- Who will be the first Russian-born hockey player selected at the 2014 NHL Draft next month at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia? There are three Russians at the NHL Scouting Combine this week, including forwards Ivan Barbashev and V...

Richards/Kekalainen press conference transcript

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:00
GM Jarmo Kekalainen: “Today we have the pleasure to announce the extension for coach Richards, it’s his extension, so I’m not going to talk very long, I’ll let him have his press conference and talk about the opportunity here and the contract and ...

NHL Draft Profile: Nick Schmaltz

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 09:00
A leader with great vision and even better hands, Nick Schmaltz has been a maestro of the Green Bay Gamblers’ orchestra for the past three seasons. Three seasons in Green Bay and three playoff appearances with no fewer than 66 points in the t...

Richards looks to grow with young Blue Jackets

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 08:30
A record number of points and wins, including a trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, earned Todd Richards the trust of the Blue Jackets organization. With the signing of a two-year extension yesterday, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen gave his hea...

Kekalainen: "I believe we have a very good head coach in place"

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:55
Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen made no bones about it after his team’s season ended: he wanted to secure coach Todd Richards with a new long-term contract as soon as possible. Continuity and stability at the key leadership positions are the ...

Blue Jackets sign coach Todd Richards to two-year contract extension through 2016-17 NHL season

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:55
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed Head Coach Todd Richards to a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 National Hockey League season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Richards, 47, has led Co...

NHL Draft Profile: Jared McCann

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 04:00
When he's on the ice, Jared McCann is a threat in all three zones, a reliable penalty killer and a gritty power forward. That's a pretty complete package, wouldn't you say? McCann, listed at six feet tall and 174 lbs., is a dependable two-way c...

Guelph drops spirited Memorial Cup final to Edmonton

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 16:20
It has been a terrific year for Blue Jackets prospect Kerby Rychel, but the sting of this Memorial Cup defeat won't go away anytime soon. He was drafted No. 19 overall by Columbus in the 2013 NHL Draft after another outstanding season with the...