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Columbus Dispatch Jul 4, 2015

Jackets put prospects’ future in hands of well-known agitator

Jarkko Ruutu was an agitator during his 11-year NHL career and lasted that long because of a tireless work ethic. It's that trait that compelled the Blue Jackets to hire him as their European player development coach.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 4, 2015

NHL: Jackets prospect Oscar Dansk heading home to get back on track

Oscar Dansk’s first foray into professional hockey was anything but a pleasant experience. So the Blue Jackets goaltending prospect will spend next season enjoying the taste of home cooking in his native Sweden and working to regain the taste of on-ice success.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 4, 2015

Blue Jackets: Brandon Saad signs for six years, $36 million

Breathe, Blue Jackets fans. Breathe. After three days of negotiations with Brandon Saad, during which time he could have been poached by another club with an offer sheet, the Blue Jackets brought the left wing into the fold on Friday with one of the most lucrative deals in franchise history.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 3, 2015

Blue Jackets sign Brandon Saad to 6-year contract

The Blue Jackets have signed newly-acquired left wing Brandon Saad to a six-year, $36 million contract, securing the two-time Stanley Cup winner through the 2020-21 season.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 3, 2015

Blue Jackets notebook: Signings add to organization's depth

Blue Jackets left wing Brandon Saad remained unsigned on Thursday, but the team completed a flurry of contracts that will add depth to the organization.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 2, 2015

Around the NHL | Anisimov gets $22.75 million from Blackhawks

The past couple of days have been quite a whirlwind for Artem Anisimov. Same for the Chicago Blackhawks. Anisimov and the Blackhawks agreed to a five-year, $22.75 million contract extension on Wednesday, one day after the Stanley Cup champions acquired him in a seven-player deal with the Blue Jackets.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 2, 2015

Blue Jackets negotiate with Saad as one player leaves, another arrives

Well into the day Wednesday, the biggest news surrounding the Blue Jackets’ first day in NHL free agency was the player they hadn’t signed. Brandon Saad, the marquee piece of a seven-player trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, became a restricted free agent at noon when he and the Blue Jackets hadn’t reached terms on a multi-year contract. Meanwhile, Mark Letestu departed and Gregory Campbell signed.
Columbus Dispatch Jul 1, 2015

Blue Jackets | Trade lands Brandon Saad from Blackhawks

The “perfect” trade that the Blue Jackets have pursued for weeks finally came together Tuesday, and it resonated across the NHL. The Jackets acquired left wing Brandon Saad and two prospects from the Chicago Blackhawks for forwards Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, Corey Tropp and Jeremy Morin, and a fourth-round draft pick in 2016.
Columbus Dispatch Jun 30, 2015

Blue Jackets notebook: Trade opens door for Mark Letestu to return

At midday yesterday, Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu was almost resigned to the fact that he would be signing with another club when NHL free agency opens today. But a seven-player trade later in the day between the Blue Jackets and Chicago Blackhawks changed Letestu’s fortunes considerably.
Columbus Dispatch Jun 30, 2015

Blue Jackets land Saad in blockbuster deal with Blackhawks

The Blue Jackets swung a blockbuster trade on the eve of NHL free agency today, acquiring forward Brandon Saad and two prospects from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forwards Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin and Corey Tropp and a fourth-round draft pick.
Columbus Dispatch Jun 30, 2015

Sports roundup | Sergei Fedorov becomes first Blue Jacket in Hall of Fame

Stanley Cup winners Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Sergei Fedorov and former NHL star Phil Housley are among the seven newcomers to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
Columbus Dispatch Jun 29, 2015

Blue Jackets: Seth Ambroz wastes little time, signs minor-league deal

Had Seth Ambroz realized before Sunday that he would be the dean of the Blue Jackets development camp, he would have left his razor on the shelf. “I wish I would have known that,” Ambroz said Monday after the opening day of camp at the Ice Haus. “I would have probably kept my beard and looked a little more grizzled.”
Columbus Dispatch Jun 28, 2015

Blue Jackets invite New Albany brothers to development camp

The Sherwood brothers were driving together to a rink on Sunday, just as they have done, oh, several hundred times. “But this feels different, yeah,” Kiefer Sherwood said. “This is pretty special.”
Columbus Dispatch Jun 27, 2015

NHL draft: Biographies on all of the Blue Jackets' picks

An inside look at all of the Blue Jackets' picks from the 2015 NHL draft.
Columbus Dispatch Jun 27, 2015

Blue Jackets draft notebook: GM Jarmo Kekalainen steers clear of making any rash trades

he Blue Jackets did not make a trade to relieve their glut of forwards. They didn’t swing a deal for a defenseman to reshape and strengthen the blue line. For all of general manager Jarmo Kekalainen’s efforts to make a move — and his phone was burning hot all weekend — this NHL draft weekend turned out to be purely about the picks.

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