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CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #10 Trey Fix-Wolansky set junior hockey on fire, but can he do it on the next stage?

CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #10 Trey Fix-Wolansky set junior hockey on fire, but can he do it on the next stage?

Photo by Christopher Mast/Icon Sportswire via Fix-Wolansky has a bright future ahead of him Thanks to the over 80 of you who voted in our poll! We combined your votes and the writers’ votes and our Top 25 Under 25 continues today: #10: Trey Fix-Wolansky Voting 10th out of 34 eligible playersWriters’ Vote: 11th Readers’ Vote: 8th Highest Placement: 4th (1 vote)Most Common Placement: 11th (10 votes) Biography Birthdate: May 26, 1999Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaHeight: 5’7”Weight: 187 lbsPosition: Right WingAcquired: Drafted #204 overall, 7th round 2018 2018-19...
Aug 22, 2019
Werenski hasn’t signed anything yet, but apparently we shouldn’t worry

Werenski hasn’t signed anything yet, but apparently we shouldn’t worry

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports Kekalainen, Z and his agent hope to reach an agreement by Sept. 13 Defenseman Zach Werenski is having a week in the spotlight. After cracking the NHL Networks’s list at #20 in the top 20 defensemen in the league, a lot of eyes are still on him as the 22-year-old RFA keeps everyone in some degree of suspense as contracts are negotiated throughout the league. Apparently though, we are all a lot more worried about it than he is. “I haven’t really thought about it too much,” he told Brian Hedger at The Dispatch. “I have Pat (Brisson), who takes care...
Aug 21, 2019
Great moments in Columbus Blue Jackets history: April 23, 2014

Great moments in Columbus Blue Jackets history: April 23, 2014

Photo by Kirk Irwin/ One of the most unforgettable nights in franchise history deserves a deep dive. April 23, 2014. Game four of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With 11:10 gone in the first period, the Columbus Blue Jackets trailed the game 3-0 and the series 2-1. The Blue Jackets were well on their way to a blowout loss on home ice to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Head coach Todd Richards called timeout to settle his troops, and the tides turned on that night. At the 16:39 mark of the first period, Boone Jenner got the Blue Jackets on the board. His power play goal, assisted by...
Aug 21, 2019
Cannon Blasts : Extensions and Special Guests

Cannon Blasts : Extensions and Special Guests

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Happy Hump Day Friends!! We’re just going to hop right into our Cannon Blasts with the newest episode of “The Cannon Cast”. We had a very special guest this week who we think you will enjoy. Who? The man The myth The legend THE HYPHENATOR JEAN-LUC GRAND-PIERRE Listen to the sweet, sweet sounds of his interview here. Our Top 25 Under 25 continues to roll on with more of your favorite prospects. 15. Kevin Stenlund looking to make greater NHL impact14. Could this be Kole Sherwood’s breakout season? 13. Gabriel Carlsson isn’t moving the...
Aug 20, 2019
2019 CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #11 Eric Robinson looks for more ice time in Columbus

2019 CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #11 Eric Robinson looks for more ice time in Columbus

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Will he make the CBJ roster? And if so, will he play? Thanks to the over 80 of you who voted in our poll! Our Top 25 Under 25 countdown continues today : #11: ERIC ROBINSON Voting 11th out of 34 eligible playersWriters’ Vote: 10thReaders’ Vote: 11thHighest Placement: 3rd (1 vote)Most Common Placement: 15th (6 votes) Biography Birthdate: June 14, 1995Birthplace: Bellmawr, New JerseyHeight: 6’2”Weight: 201 lbsPosition: Left wingAcquired: Signed by Columbus as an undrafted free agent in 2018 2018-19 Season In his first pro season after a...
Aug 20, 2019
The Cannon Cast Episode 26: Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre joins us

The Cannon Cast Episode 26: Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre joins us

The Hyphenator himself talks Blue Jackets with us Former Columbus Blue Jacket (and the only real estate agent around with his own set of pads) Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre joins us for this week’s episode of the Cannon Cast! Grand-Pierre gives us his take on the state of the Blue Jackets, who he expects to break out and which CBJ alumni boast the best golfing prowess. What a guy. In this episode, we also talk to The Hyphenator about: How does he view the team as currently constructed? Who impressed the most at Development Camp? Who’s going to win the goaltending job? What’s so great about...
Aug 19, 2019
Jones and Werenski crack NHL Network’s top 20 defenseman list

Jones and Werenski crack NHL Network’s top 20 defenseman list

Photo by Kirk Irwin/ Over the weekend, NHL Network unveiled their top 20 defenseman in the game today. Two Blue Jackets make the list! We know how great it is to have Seth Jones and Zach Werenski on the Columbus Blue Jackets. The national landscape also recognizes that, as over the weekend, both players were among those selected by NHL Network as they unveiled their Top 20 Defenseman Right Now. Jones placed fifth in the voting while Werenski slotted in at number 20. Some serious star power on that list #NHLTopPlayers pic.twitter.com/YIjc5xqTYL— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) August 19,...
Aug 19, 2019
CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #12 Daniil Tarasov needs to hit superstar level before coming to North America

CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #12 Daniil Tarasov needs to hit superstar level before coming to North America

Photo by Adam Lacy/Icon Sportswire via Thanks to the over 80 of you who voted in our poll! We combined your votes and the writers’ votes and our Top 25 Under 25 continues today: #12: Daniil Tarasov Voting: 12th out of 34 eligible playersWriters’ Vote: 13thReaders’ Vote: 15thHighest Placement:4th (1 vote)Most Common Placement: 15th (6 votes) Biography: Birthday: March 27, 1999Birthplace: Novokuznetsk, RussiaHeight: 6’5”Weight: 185Position: GoaltenderAcquired: 2017 Draft; 3rd round (86th overall) 2018-19 Season Daniil Tarasov spent most of the 2018-19 season playing for Toros...
Aug 18, 2019
2019 CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #13 Gabriel Carlsson isn’t moving the needle.

2019 CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #13 Gabriel Carlsson isn’t moving the needle.

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Thanks to the over 80 of you who voted in our poll! We combined your votes and the writers’ votes and our Top 25 Under 25 continues today: #13: Gabriel Carlsson Voting 13th out of 34 eligible playersWriters’ Vote: 16th Readers’ Vote: 12th Highest Placement: 6th (3 votes)Most Common Placement: 10th (9 votes) Biography Birthdate: January 2nd, 1997Birthplace: Örebro, SwedenHeight: 6’5”Weight: 192 lbsPosition: DefensemanAcquired: Drafted #29 overall, 1st round 2015 2018-19 Season Gabriel Carlsson made the opening night roster for the Columbus...
Aug 17, 2019
2019 CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #14 Could this be Kole Sherwood’s breakout season?

2019 CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #14 Could this be Kole Sherwood’s breakout season?

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports After his NHL debut and an impactful season with the Monsters, now seems like a good time #14: Kole Sherwood Voting 14th out of 34 eligible playersWriters’ Vote: 12thReaders’ Vote: 16thHighest Placement: 6th (1 vote)Most Common Placement: 17th (7 votes) Biography Birthdate: January 22, 1997Birthplace: Columbus, OHHeight: 6’1”Weight: 202 lbsPosition: Right wingAcquired: Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 7, 2015. 2018-19 Season Sherwood made his statistically uneventful NHL debut on February 16 of this year in Chicago and played again at home...
Aug 16, 2019
2019 Columbus Blue Jackets top 25 under 25: #15 Kevin Stenlund looking to make greater NHL impact

2019 Columbus Blue Jackets top 25 under 25: #15 Kevin Stenlund looking to make greater NHL impact

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Kevin Stenlund got his first taste of the NHL last season and is looking to parlay that into a bigger role this season. #15: Kevin Stenlund Voting 15th out of 34 eligible playersWriters’ Vote: 17thReaders’ Vote: 13thHighest Placement: 8th (2 votes)Most Common Placement: 10th and 15th (7 votes each) Biography Birthdate: September 20, 1996Birthplace: Stockholm, SweHeight: 6’4”Weight: 209 lbsPosition: CenterAcquired: Drafted by Columbus in Round 2 of the 2015 draft (#58 overall) 2018-19 Season After a brief stint with the Monsters in 2017-18, Kevin...
Aug 15, 2019
Highlights from a weekend in Sudbury

Highlights from a weekend in Sudbury

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Lost luggage, jet ski tricks, and a whopping $348,848 raised for charity This past weekend, Captain Nick Foligno hosted his Blue Jacket teammates, past and present, and other NHL pals at his family home in Sudbury for a weekend centered around raising money for a cause close to his heart — the NEO Kids Foundation, which funds medical equipment and integral research for children in northeast Ontario. Before the annual players vs. doctors game on Sunday, which was attended by over 3,000 fans, the guys had some fun on the water. Notably, this impressive...
Aug 14, 2019
Breaking down Zach Werenski’s worth on and off the ice

Breaking down Zach Werenski’s worth on and off the ice

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Zach Werenski, a restricted free agent, is yet to be re-signed by the Blue Jackets. While a deal is likely around the corner, we look at the value he brings on - and off - the ice. We’re about a month from the start of training camp and the Blue Jackets appear to have the bulk of their roster in order. Aside from a couple of roster spots available for newcomers, the Jackets essentially know who’s suiting up for them when they face off against the Maple Leafs on Friday, Oct. 4. One essential cog from the lineup remains unsigned, however: defenseman Zach...
Aug 14, 2019
Cannon Blasts : Lost luggage is the worst

Cannon Blasts : Lost luggage is the worst

Let’s kick things off with a question. Why does Air Canada not like the Columbus Blue Jackets? Flew on @AirCanada yesterday and they lost my hockey bag. It’s been 24 hours and still haven’t heard anything. They have not a clue where it is and not taking responsibility for it... last time I fly on this airline. Help— Seth Jones (@seth_jones3) August 13, 2019 I mean seriously, how do you lose a bag that big with his name and team emblazoned on the side? So far we are on Day 2 of Seth Jones Luggage Watch and nothing has been resolved. At least Cam Atkinson and Brandon Dubinsky...
Aug 13, 2019
2019 CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #16 Kirill Marchenko takes steps in his development while in Russia

2019 CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #16 Kirill Marchenko takes steps in his development while in Russia

Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via The big winger made an All Star appearance and flashed his scoring skill. The Cannon’s 2019 top 25 under 25 rolls on today with #16: Kirill Marchenko Voting 16th out of 34 eligible playersWriters’ Vote: 14thReaders’ Vote: 18thHighest Placement: 6th (1 vote)Most Common Placement: 14th (10 votes)2018 rank: 31st Biography Birthdate: July 21, 2000Birthplace: Barnaul, RussiaHeight: 6’3”Weight: 187 lbsPosition: Right wingAcquired: Drafted by Columbus in Round 2 of the 2018 NHL Draft (#49 overall) 2018-19 Season Marchenko, a member of the SKA St....