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Columbus Blue Jackets Team History


Columbus, Ohio landed a National Hockey League expansion franchise in the summer of 1997, named the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets name pays homage to Ohio's contributions to American history. Former Calgary Flames and Team Canada coach Dave King was named as the first head coach in team history. Newell Brown and Gerard Gallant were hired as assistants along with Rick Wamsley as goaltending coach. The new Nationwide Areana was completed and opened in the fall of 2000, ready for the 2000-01 season. The Blue Jackets finished their first season at the bottom of the Central division with a 28-39-9-6 record for 71 points.

Columbus Blue Jackets Current Arena


Name: Nationwide Arena
Address: 200 W. Nationwide Boulevard Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 246-2000
Website: http://www.nationwidearena.com/
Capacity: 18136
Opened: 2000

National Hockey League - Columbus Blue Jackets Draft History


Year Name Rnd Pick Pos From League
2009 Kyle Neuber 7 197 R Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL
2009 John Moore 1 21 D Chicago Steel USHL
2009 Kevin Lynch 2 56 C U.S. National Under-18 Team Ind
2009 David Savard 4 94 D Moncton Wildcats QMJHL
2009 Thomas Larkin 5 137 D Exeter H.S. NH
2009 Anton Blomqvist 6 167 D Malmo Jrs. Sweden
2008 Nikita Filatov 1 6 L CSKA Jr. Russia
2008 Cody Goloubef 2 37 D U. of Wisconsin NCAA
2008 Drew Olson 4 118 D Brainerd H.S. MN
2008 Matt Calvert 5 127 L Brandon Wheat Kings WHL
2008 Tomas Kubalik 5 135 R Plzen HC Czech
2008 Brent Regner 5 137 D Vancouver Giants WHL
2008 Cameron Atkinson 6 157 R Avon Old Farms H.S. CT
2008 Sean Collins 7 187 C Waywayseecappo Wolverines MJHL
2008 Steven Delisle 4 107 D Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL
2007 Jake Hansen 3 68 W Sioux Falls Stampede USHL
2007 Jakub Voracek 1 7 R Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL
2007 Stefan Legein 2 37 R Mississauga Ice Dogs OHL
2007 Will Weber 2 53 D Gaylord H.S. MI
2007 Maxim Mayorov 4 94 W Leninogorsk Russia
2007 Allen York 6 158 G Camrose Kodiaks AJHL
2007 Trent Vogelhuber 7 211 R St. Louis Bandits NAHL
2006 Derick Brassard 1 6 C Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL
2006 Steve Mason 3 69 G London Knights OHL
2006 Tom Sestito 3 85 L Plymouth Whalers OHL
2006 Ben Wright 4 113 D Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL
2006 Bobby Nyholm 5 129 R IFK Jr. Finland
2006 Nick Sucharski 5 136 L Michigan State University NCAA
2006 Maxime Frechette 5 142 D Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL
2006 Jesse Dudas 6 159 D Prince George Cougars WHL
2006 Derek Dorsett 7 189 R Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
2006 Matt Marquardt 7 194 L Moncton Wildcats QMJHL
2005 Gilbert Brule 1 6 C Vancouver Giants WHL
2005 Adam McQuaid 2 55 D Sudbury Wolves OHL
2005 Kris Russell 3 67 D Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
2005 Jared Boll 4 101 R Lincoln Stars USHL
2005 Tomas Popperle 5 131 G Sparta Praha Czech
2005 Derek Reinhart 6 177 D Regina Pats WHL
2005 Kirill Starkov 6 189 L Frolunda Jrs Sweden
2005 Trevor Hendrikx 7 201 D Peterborough Petes OHL
2004 Petr Pohl 5 133 R Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL
2004 Robert Page 6 167 D Blake School MN
2004 Lennart Petrell 6 190 C IFK Jr. Finland
2004 Justin Vienneau 7 198 D Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL
2004 Brian McGuirk 8 231 L Governor Dummer Academy MA
2004 Matt Greer 8 233 W White Bear Lake H.S. MN
2004 Grant Clitsome 9 271 D Nepean Raiders CJAHL
2004 Andrei Plekhanov 3 96 D Nizhnekamsk Jr. Russia
2004 Dan LaCosta 3 93 G Owen Sound Attack OHL
2004 Kyle Wharton 2 59 D Ottawa 67's OHL
2004 Adam Pineault 2 46 R Boston College NCAA
2004 Alexandre Picard 1 8 L Lewiston MAINEiacs QMJHL
2003 Nikolai Zherdev 1 4 R CSKA Moscow Russia
2003 Dan Fritsche 2 46 C Sarnia Sting OHL
2003 Dmitry Kosmachev 3 71 D CSKA Moscow Russia
2003 Kevin Jarman 4 103 F Stouffville Spirit OPJHL
2003 Philippe Dupuis 4 104 C Hull Olympiques QMJHL
2003 Arsi Piispanen 5 138 F Jokerit Jrs Finland
2003 Marc Methot 6 168 D London Knights OHL
2003 Alexander Guskov 7 200 D Yaroslavl Lokomotiv Russia
2003 Mathieu Gravel 8 233 R Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL
2003 Trevor Hendrikx 9 283 D Peterborough Petes OHL
2002 Ivan Tkachenko 4 98 R Yaroslavl Lokomotiv Russia
2002 Jeff Genovy 3 96 C Des Moines Buccaneers USHL
2002 Joakim Lindstrom 2 41 L Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik SEL
2002 Rick Nash 1 1 L London Knights OHL
2002 Ole-Kristian Tollefsen 3 65 D Piestany Norway
2002 Jekabs Redlihs 4 119 D Apple Core EJHL
2002 Lasse Pirjeta 5 133 L Karpat FNL
2002 Tim Konsorada 6 168 R Brandon Wheat Kings WHL
2002 Sergei Mozyakin 9 263 F HC CSKA Russian Jr
2002 Jaroslav Kracik 8 231 R Plzen Jrs. Czech
2002 Steven Goertzen 7 225 R Seattle Thunderbirds WHL
2002 Greg Mauldin 7 199 R UMass-Amherst NCAA
2002 Jaroslav Balastik 6 184 L Zlin ZPS HC Czech
2001 Tim Jackman 2 38 R Minnesota State U - Mankato NCAA
2001 Pascal Leclaire 1 8 G Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL
2001 Kiel McLeod 2 53 C Kelowna Rockets WHL
2001 Aaron Johnson 3 85 D Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL
2001 Per Mars 3 87 F Brynas IF Gavle SEL
2001 Cole Jarrett 5 141 D Plymouth Whalers OHL
2001 Justin Aikins 6 173 R Langley Hornets BCHL
2001 Artem Vostrikov 6 187 C Togliatti Jr.
2001 Raffaele Sannitz 7 204 C Lugano SwissA
2001 Ryan Bowness 8 236 R Brampton Battalion OHL
2001 Andrew Murray 8 242 C Selkirk MJHL
2000 Tyler Kolarik 5 150 C Deerfield Academy Mass. H.S.
2000 Scott Heffernan 5 138 D Sarnia Sting OHL
2000 Petteri Nummelin 5 133 D Davos SwissA
2000 Ben Knopp 3 69 F Moose Jaw Warriors WHL
2000 Shane Bendera 6 169 G Red Deer Rebels WHL
2000 Rostislav Klesla 1 4 D Brampton Battalion OHL
2000 Peter Zingoni 8 231 C New England Jr. Coyotes EJHL
2000 Martin Paroulek 9 278 L Vsetin HC Czech
2000 Andrej Nedorost 9 286 C Essen Mosquitoes DEL
2000 Louis Mandeville 9 292 D Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL
2000 Janne Jokila 7 200 F TPS Jrs. Finland


Columbus Blue Jackets 2000-2001 Season Review


Coach - Dave King

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 28
Regular Season Loses: 39
Regular Season Ties: 9
Regular Season Points: 71

Finished: Fifth (5th) in the Central Division of the Western Conference



Columbus Blue Jackets 2001-2002 Season Review


Coach - Dave King

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 22
Regular Season Loses: 47
Regular Season Ties: 8
Regular Season Points: 57

Finished: Fifth (5th) in the Central Division of the Western Conference


NHL All-Rookie Team - Rostislav Klesla

Columbus Blue Jackets 2002-2003 Season Review


Coach - Dave King

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 29
Regular Season Loses: 42
Regular Season Ties: 8
Regular Season Points: 69

Finished: Fifth (5th) in the Central Division of the Western Conference


NHL All-Rookie Team - Rick Nash

Columbus Blue Jackets 2003-2004 Season Review


Coach - Gerard Gallant

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 25
Regular Season Loses: 45
Regular Season Ties: 8
Regular Season Points: 62

Finished: Fourth (4th) in the Central Division of the Western Conference


Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy - Rick Nash

Columbus Blue Jackets 2004-2005 Season Review


Season Cancelled due to Labor Negotiations


Columbus Blue Jackets 2005-2006 Season Review


Coach - Gerard Gallant

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 35
Regular Season Loses: 43
Regular Season Ties: 0
Regular Season Points: 74

Finished: Third (3rd) in the Central Division of the Western Conference



Columbus Blue Jackets 2006-2007 Season Review


Coach - Gary Agnew

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 33
Regular Season Loses: 42
Regular Season Ties: 0
Regular Season Points: 73

Finished: Fourth (4th) in the Central Division of the Western Conference



Columbus Blue Jackets 2007-2008 Season Review


Coach - Ken Hitchcock

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 34
Regular Season Loses: 36
Regular Season Ties: 0
Regular Season Points: 80

Finished: Fourth (4th) in the Central Division of the Western Conference



Columbus Blue Jackets 2008-2009 Season Review


Coach - Ken Hitchcock

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 41
Regular Season Loses: 31
Regular Season Ties: 0
Regular Season Points: 92

Finished: Fourth (4th) in the Central Division of the Western Conference

Columbus Blue Jackets defeated by Detroit Red Wings in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0

NHL All-Rookie Team - Steve Mason
Calder Memorial Trophy - Steve Mason
NHL All-Star Second Team - Steve Mason

Columbus Blue Jackets 2009-2010 Season Review


Coach - Ken Hitchcock

Games Played: 82
Regular Season Wins: 32
Regular Season Loses: 35
Regular Season Ties: 0
Regular Season Points: 79

Finished: Fifth (5th) in the Central Division of the Western Conference

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Phone: (614) 246-4625
Website: http://www.bluejackets.com

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