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Jackets Host 2018 Development Camp June 25 - 28

Jackets Host 2018 Development Camp June 25 - 28

The Columbus Blue Jackets host their annual Development Camp June 25th -28th, 2018 at the Ice Haus. Every year after the draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ prospects, as well as a smattering of free agents, descend upon Columbus for Development Camp. All on-ice events will be held at the Ice Haus, which is attached to Nationwide Arena. They are free and open to the public. Monday, June 25th 10-11 a.m. - Group 1 On-Ice11:30 - 12:30 pm - Group 2 On-Ice Tuesday, June 26th 8:45-10 a.m. - Group 2 On- Ice10:30 - 11:45 a.m. - Group 1 On- Ice Wednesday, June 27th 10-11 a.m. - Group 1 On-Ice11:30...
Jun 23, 2018
2018 NHL Draft, Round 7: Blue Jackets select RW Trey Fix-Wolansky

2018 NHL Draft, Round 7: Blue Jackets select RW Trey Fix-Wolansky

He had a points explosion in 2017-18 With the 204th pick of the 2018 NHL Draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets selected right wing Trey Fix-Wolansky of the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL. Fix-Wolansky is another undersized player - like Marcus Karlberg, he’s listed at 5’8” - but he scored at a prolific rate this past season, with 32 goalsl and 57 assists in 71 games. Future Considerations had him ranked as the #174 prospect, so this is a good value pick. This feature from the Edmonton Sun in March describes his unlikely rise to becoming a WHL star. Elite Prospects profile He scores in...
Jun 23, 2018
2018 NHL Draft, Round 6: Blue Jackets select goalie Veini Vehvilainen

2018 NHL Draft, Round 6: Blue Jackets select goalie Veini Vehvilainen

The next great Finnish netminder? With the 173rd pick of the 2018 NHL Draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets selected Veini Vehvilainen, goaltender from Karpat of Liiga, the top Finnish league. Height: 6’0”Weight: 174 lbsCatches: Left Vehvilainen is an “overager” as he is already 21 years old. He has gone undrafted previously. When doing my research, I came across this draft preview by our colleagues at Stanley Cup of Chowder... from two years ago. He is undersized, which bucks the recent trend in the NHL. That’s a likely reason why he has been passed over for so long. In his most...
Jun 23, 2018
2018 NHL Draft, Round 6: Blue Jackets select defenseman Tim Berni

2018 NHL Draft, Round 6: Blue Jackets select defenseman Tim Berni

Another Swiss blue liner, like Dean Kukan With the 159th pick of the 2018 NHL Draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets selected Tim Berni, defenseman from GC Küsnacht Lions in Switzerland. They acquired this pick from Detroit in exchange for a 2019 fifth round pick. Height: 5’11”Weight: 175 lbsShoots: Left Unlike Marcus Karlberg and Liam Foudy, Berni appears to be a decent value pick, based on the rankings: Ranked #140 by HOCKEYPROSPECT.COMRanked #253 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONSRanked #138 by ISS HOCKEYRanked #62 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (EU Skaters) Berni is not known for his offense, but is said...
Jun 23, 2018
2018 NHL Draft, Round 3: Blue Jackets select winger Marcus Karlberg

2018 NHL Draft, Round 3: Blue Jackets select winger Marcus Karlberg

A goal scorer from Sweden With the 80th pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets selected Marcus Karlberg, a forward from Leksands IF of the Swedish junior SuperElit league. He is small, at 5’8” and 165 lbs, but this past season produced a lot of points: 15 goals and 32 assists in 39 games in the U20 league. Elite Prospects page Karlberg Highlights
Jun 23, 2018
2018 NHL Draft, Round 2: Blue Jackets select Kirill Marchenko

2018 NHL Draft, Round 2: Blue Jackets select Kirill Marchenko

Big right winger from Russia With the 49th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets selected Kirill Marchenko, a right winger out of Russia. His production was inconsistent, but when he’s on he can produce highlight reel plays. Shoots: RightPosition: RW/LWHeight: 6’3”Weight: 168 lbs.Team: Mamonty Yugry, MHL SBN Profiles Eyes on the Prize Stanley Cup of Chowder Highlights
Jun 23, 2018
2018 NHL Draft: Day 2 Open Thread

2018 NHL Draft: Day 2 Open Thread

Come follow along with us! Welcome to the second day of the 2018 NHL Draft, as Rounds 2-7 are held in Dallas, starting at 11 a.m. NHL Network has the TV coverage. The Jackets picked a center last night. Which positions do you think they’ll target today? Blue Jackets Picks (Will be updated throughout the day; picks subject to change as trades may occur) Round 1, 18th overall pick: Liam Foudy, C, London Knights (OHL)Round 2, 49th overall pick:Round 3, 80th overall pick:Round 4: No pickRound 5: No pickRound 6, 173rd overall pick:Round 7, 204th overall pick: Round 1 Recap: We’ve learned...
Jun 22, 2018
Blue Jackets Select London Knights Center Liam Foudy in First Round

Blue Jackets Select London Knights Center Liam Foudy in First Round

Columbus goes unconventional at No. 18 The Columbus Blue Jackets selected London Knights (OHL) center Liam Foudy with their first round pick in the NHL Entry Draft on Friday night, No. 18 overall. Foudy (pronounced “foodie”) posted 40 points (24 goals and 16 assists) in 65 games for the Knights last season, with 33 of those coming in the final 30 games. He’s 6’0, 182 pounds, and prides himself on his speed, idolizing Pavel Datsyuk as a child. From NHL Central Scouting: “Strong skater with good speed and quickness to be on top of plays and getting to where he needs to be – good...
Jun 22, 2018
Draft in the Heart of Texas: 2018 NHL Draft Open Thread

Draft in the Heart of Texas: 2018 NHL Draft Open Thread

Wheelin’, dealin’...stealin’? It’s finally time to pick some hockey players! The NHL Draft in Dallas kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Eastern tonight on NBC Sports. The Columbus Blue Jackets hold the 18th pick in tonight’s first round. Who will they pick? Will they make a deal? Will Artemi Panarin be a Blue Jacket at the end of this weekend? To that end, here’s general manager Jarmo Kekäläinen talking to the media ahead of the draft: And here’s director of amateur scouting Ville Siren: Big night! Join us in the thread as we watch together, see who the Jackets select and then dive...
Jun 21, 2018
Blue Jackets release 2018-19 regular season schedule

Blue Jackets release 2018-19 regular season schedule

Which games are you looking forward to? This afternoon, the Columbus Blue Jackets released their schedule for the 2018-19 regular season: Go into detail on next season's #CBJ schedule:https://t.co/0nId2O3p23— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) June 21, 2018 Of note: #CBJ will have 16 back-to-backs this season, but the most peculiar part of the schedule is the 10-day break — yes, 10 day — in late January, which includes the All-Star Game.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) June 21, 2018 I’m looking forward to the two trips Buffalo makes to Nationwide Arena, for a chance...
Jun 21, 2018
Mike’s 2018 NHL Mock Draft

Mike’s 2018 NHL Mock Draft

My annual somewhat-educated dart-throwing exercise Folks, I present the annual exercise that is my final mock draft. I’ve fired one of these up on the site since 2007, prior to migrating to SBNation. As usual it’s the culmination of a year’s worth of reading and analyzing other people’s hard work, sprinkled in with observations from my own eyes. We know there will be a bunch of movement with respect to the draft order come tomorrow night, but the mock below represents the draft order at the time of writing, and does not take into account any hypothetical trades. I’ve researched...
Jun 20, 2018
Blue Jackets Host Hurricanes in October 5 Home Opener

Blue Jackets Host Hurricanes in October 5 Home Opener

The 2018-19 season starts with a back-to-back, naturally The Columbus Blue Jackets will begin the 2018-19 regular season on Thursday, October 4, playing the Detroit Red Wings on the road before returning to host the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday, October 5, at Nationwide Arena. Puck drop for the Detroit game is slated for 7:30 p.m. Columbus and Carolina will play at 7 p.m. the following night. On one hand, hooray! Now we know when the season starts! On the other hand...a back-to-back to start the season? Thanks a boatload, NHL. Also: Did you know Zach Werenski and Dylan Larkin were...
Jun 20, 2018
2018 Draft Prospect Profile: Ty Dellandrea

2018 Draft Prospect Profile: Ty Dellandrea

The speedy center could end up being the steal of the draft. Ty Dellandrea Date of birth: July 21, 2000Place of birth: Toronto, OntarioYouth team: Flint FirebirdsHeight: 6’1”Weight: 190 poundsPosition: CenterShoots: Right Ty Dellandrea’s biggest asset is his skating. His speed is top notch and he has the ability to pull away from defenders and create space. He also has the ability to score the puck, registering 27 goals and 32 assists for 59 points in 67 games played last season. His size is a concern and he could stand to put on muscle. Dellandrea plays a north-south, direct game and...
Jun 19, 2018
Report: Columbus Blue Jackets Testing the Market for Artemi Panarin

Report: Columbus Blue Jackets Testing the Market for Artemi Panarin

Could the superstar playmaker be on his way out? Shocking news broke this afternoon in advance of this weekend’s NHL Draft, courtesy of Elliotte Friedman: There is word today that Artemi Panarin has told CLB that he is not ready to consider an extension “at this time.” (UFA July 2019.) As a result, the Blue Jackets are testing the market for him.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 19, 2018 Artemi Panarin came to Columbus last summer in a trade for Brandon Saad, among other pieces dealt. Panarin put up 82 points in 81 games and scored the overtime winner as Columbus beat...
Jun 19, 2018
2018 NHL Draft Profile: Olivier Rodrigue proves size isn’t everything

2018 NHL Draft Profile: Olivier Rodrigue proves size isn’t everything

This QMJHL star could be the first goalie selected Olivier Rodrigue Position: GoalieCurrent Team: Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)Date of Birth: July 6, 2000Birthplace: Chicoutimi, QuebecHeight: 6’1”Weight: 156Catches: Left Rankings Ranked #1 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (NA Goalies)Future Considerations: 83rdISS Hockey: 1st (among goalies)Bob McKenzie: 3rd (among goalies)Craig Button: 70th 2017-18 Stats 53 GP/2.54 GAA/.903 SV% (2.50 and .891 in 10 playoff games) So far in our prospect profile series, we’ve mostly covered players who will go in the first or second rounds. Now we have a...