Columbus - Oct. 21, 2015: John Tortorella was named the new coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday after the club fired Todd Richards, according to a report by Darren Dreger of TSN.
The Blue Jackets are 0-7-0 after losing 4-0 at home to the New York Islanders on Tuesday.
Windsor - Apr. 9, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs played their 81st game of the season Wednesday night; a roadie in Columbus. The match featured two teams that won’t be in the playoffs this year, but for different reasons. The Blue Jackets were hit hard by injuries, and lost over 500 man games because of them. The Leafs? Not so lucky. At least that would explain why a team that looked so good on paper at the start of the season could be as dismal as they were. As the saying goes, there’s always next year. But that saying is growing old, because they’ve been using it since 1967. FULL STORY
Edmonton - Mar. 19, 2015: While the Edmonton Oilers were by far and away the superior team over at Rexall Place on Wednesday night, it ultimately meant little when it came to the actual outcome. On the strength of a 44 save performance from journeyman netminder Curtis McElhinney, the Columbus Blue Jackets managed to waltz out of town with a 4-3 shootout victory they had no business getting. FULL STORY
Toronto - Feb. 26, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs have made another trade. Today the NHL club sent forward David Clarkson to the Columbus Blue Jackets, in exchange for Nathan Horton. Horton, 29, has not skated this season due injury (back). The native of Welland, Ontario has appeared in a total of 627 career NHL regular season games between Columbus, Boston and Florida, registering 421 points (203 goals, 218 assists). FULL STORY
Montreal - Feb. 22, 2015: Jarred Tinordi displayed a lot of courage. But after leaving the ice with a bloody mouth he returned to the game with a full face mask. And he won't/can't fight with that on. Dear Brandon: It's Brian from CTV. I was wondering if you could do me a favour and teach Jarred how to protect himself better. Thanks.
— BrianWilde (@BWildeCTV) February 22, 2015 FULL STORY
Columbus - Dec. 14, 2014: The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired forward Jeremy Morin from the Chicago Blackhawks for defenseman Tim Erixon.
Morin, a healthy scratch the past 11 games, had 28 shots on goal and 15 penalty minutes in 15 games for the Blackhawks this season. A second-round pick (No. 45) of the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2009 NHL Draft, Morin has eight goals and 16 points in 54 NHL games. He signed a two-year contract extension with the Blackhawks on June 27. FULL STORY
Pittsburgh - Dec. 12, 2014: Sidney Crosby will be held out of the Pittsburgh Penguins' next two games as a precautionary measure, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said today. Crosby has not been feeling well. Medical specialists made the recommendation after further test results came back today. FULL STORY
Tampa - Dec. 7, 2014: Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky didn't face nearly as many shots Saturday as he did two nights earlier, but the result was the same.
Bobrovsky made 33 saves and the Blue Jackets defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 at Amalie Arena. FULL STORY
Sunrise - Dec. 4, 2014: The Columbus Blue Jackets squandered a three-goal lead Thursday, but that didn't prevent them from defeating the Florida Panthers again.
Ryan Johansen scored the only goal of the shootout, and the Blue Jackets made it 10 in a row against the Panthers with a 4-3 win at BB&T Center. FULL STORY
Columbus - Dec. 1, 2014: Boone Jenner scored the winner midway through the third period and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 24 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Florida Panthers 2-1 at Nationwide Arena on Monday to end a six-game losing streak.
Florida (9-7-6) had a two-game win streak snapped and lost to the Blue Jackets for the ninth straight time. FULL STORY
Nashville - Nov. 30, 2014: Colin Wilson scored with 2:12 remaining to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday.
Wilson was able to collect a rebound of a shot by Craig Smith and put it in a wide-open net. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - Nov. 29, 2014: Techumseh native and former Windsor Spitfires and Guelph Storm star Kerby Rychel will make his NHL debut tonight in Nashville. The Columbus Blue Jackets have called up Rychel and Michael Chaput from Springfield of the American Hockey League and reassigned forward Alexander Wennberg to Springfield. FULL STORY
Columbus - Nov. 15, 2014: The Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday acquired defenseman Jordan Leopold from the St. Louis Blues for a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Selected with the 44th pick by the Anaheim Ducks in the 1999 draft, Leopold has 66 goals and 210 points in 659 NHL games with Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres and Blues. FULL STORY
Columbus - Aug. 17, 2014: Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Sonny Milano will play in the Ontario Hockey League this season rather than at Boston College, the NHL team said via Twitter on Saturday. The 18-year-old forward will play for the Plymouth Whalers. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jul. 1, 2014: The Toronto Maple Leafs have re-acquired forward Matt Frattin from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Jerry D'Amigo and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Former Leaf Dave Bolland signed a five-year deal with the Florida Panthers worth an average annual value of $5.5 million. FULL STORY
Columbus - Jun. 23, 2014: The Columbus Blue Jackets traded forward R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft on Monday to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Scott Hartnell. Umberger had 18 goals and 34 points in 74 games for the Blue Jackets in 2013-14. FULL STORY
Columbus - Oct. 31, 2013: When Windsor Spitfires captain Kerby Rychel was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, it was an exciting moment for the star left winger and his family. It was also an exciting moment for his fans, since his future NHL home is only a three and half hour drive from Windsor. FULL STORY
Cornwall - Jul. 16, 2013: A dream that many young Canadians hold has come to an end for Blake Geoffrion. Geoffrion, who is the grandson of former Montreal Canadien great Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion, released an official announcement of his retirement from hockey. FULL STORY
Grand Rapids - Jul. 18, 2012: Detroit Red Wings made a "hell of an offer" to Columbus for Rick Nash. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your point of view), Jackets GM Scott Howson turned it down without so much as a counter offer. The obvious conclusion is that Howson’s simply not interested in dealing with a fellow Central Division team.
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