BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blue Jackets sign forward Dante Salituro to entry level contract

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Dante Salituro to a three-year, two-way NHL/American Hockey League entry level contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Salituro, 19, has registered 111 goa...
Via NHL.com
1 hour ago

Blue Jackets sign Pierre-Luc Dubois to three-year, entry level contract

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Pierre-Luc Dubois to a three-year entry level contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Dubois was the third overall selection in the first round of the 2016 NHL...
Via NHL.com
3 hours ago

Columbus Blue Jackets offseason proves focus shifts to future

A change in direction has taken place this offseason for the Columbus Blue Jackets. When the Lake Erie Monsters won the Calder Cup, it was evident that some of their players were deserving of a chance in the National Hockey League. In the past two days, the contracts of long time Blue Jackets Fedor Tyutin and Jared Boll were bought out. This provides room for the young prospects...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Seth Jones Signs Contract Extension

Bob McElligott sits down with Seth Jones after the defenseman inked a six-year contract extension with the Blue Jackets.
Via YouTube
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets place forward Jared Boll on waivers

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Jared Boll on waivers, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. If Boll clears waivers by 12 pm on July 1, the club will buy out the final year of his contract. “Ov...
Via NHL.com
1 day ago

WATCH: 2016 Development Camp: Foot Golf

Columbus Blue Jackets prospects took a break from the rink to play foot golf during development camp!
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Buy Out Fedor Tyutin

The longtime Jackets blue liner has seen his time in Columbus come to an end In a fairly expected move today, the Columbus Blue Jackets bought out veteran defenseman Fedor Tyutin. Tyutin had 2 years, $8.75 million left on his deal before being bought out. The total buyout cost, $5,833,333 million, will be spread over the next 4 seasons, resulting in an annual cap hit of...
Via The Cannon
2 days ago

Blue Jackets Sign Pierre-Luc Dubois to ELC

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed the third overall draft pick at the 2016 NHL draft, Pierre-Luc Dubois, to a three-year, entry-level contract, according to TNS’s Darren Dreger. The signing isn’t surprising, particularly given how much the Blue Jackets appear to believe in Dubois. They selected him third overall despite the fact that nearly every draft board out there had...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Only Time Will Tell with Thurkauf and the Blue Jackets

Five minutes into overtime, in the seventh game of the WHL western conference semifinals, the puck slid loose in front of the Victoria Royals net. Calvin Thurkauf jumped onto it, spun and fired a wristshot five-hole, giving his Kelwona Rockets the win. “After the game you could tell that he was still in shock that it had happened,” said Rockets assistant coach Kris Mallette in...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Columbus draft pick survived meteor strike as kid, prompeted hockey career

On NHL Draft weekend, there are always many great stories that emerge as to how the prospects found themselves where they stand with the sweater of one of the 30 NHL teams on and a new hat on their head. Columbus Blue Jackets third round draft pick Vitaly Abramov might seem like an average Russian sniper taken in the later rounds due to the general reluctance in the NHL to take...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets trade Rychel to Maple Leafs for Harrington

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Scott Harrington and a conditional pick in the 2017 draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs for left wing Kerby Rychel. Harrington, 23, has played 25 NHL games for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Maple Leafs and registered one assist. Toronto acquired him from Pittsburgh a year ago in the trade that sent Phil Kessel...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets turn heads with No. 3 overall pick

Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekäläinen and company didn’t buy in to the “big three” of this year’s draft class. The team decided to draft left wing/center Pierre-Luc Dubois with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. Many speculated that Jesse Puljujärvi would be selected by the Jackets, but that wasn’t the case. He wound up as the No. 4 overall...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' GM hedges on Finn-ished products in NHL draft

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) When it comes to the NHL draft, Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen is team first, nation second. Though he's from Finland, Kekalainen has never been a member of an NHL team's scouting staff that has selected a Finnish-born player in the first round. And that trend might extend to Friday, when the Blue Jackets have the third pick in a draft...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Columbus Blue Jackets trade their top draft pick?

Future organizational cornerstones are there for the taking in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.  As front offices scramble to finalize what they’d like to do in the draft, the lingering idea of trading a top pick to acquire immediate help in the NHL is always in question. This year’s draft class is unique in the fact that there are three players who could be the No. 1 overall pick...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hartnell agreed to waive no-move clause for several teams

Scott Hartnell’s name popped up quite a bit prior to the trade deadline, but nothing ever panned out and he closed out the season with the Columbus Blue Jackets. That may change this summer as Hartnell has reportedly agreed to waive his no-move clause for a “decent-sized list” of teams. Via Sportsnet.ca: According to sources, Hartnell, who has a no-move clause, has agreed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Is it time for the Blue Jackets to trade Sergei Bobrovsky?

What should the Columbus Blue Jackets do with Bob? The Blue Jackets long had a goalie carousel of underachievers that ended with Steve Mason imploding. Acquiring Sergei Bobrovsky from the Philadelphia Flyers for three draft picks instantly brought the team much-needed stability between the pipes. Bobrovsky joined the league’s elite netminders when he burst onto the scene in...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Tortorella using conflict to push honesty with Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets  head coach John Tortorella is no stranger to conflict, and it seems he’s still adopting that approach despite being much calmer in Columbus. In an excellent piece by Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, Tortorella opens up about the changes he’s made. Torts discusses becoming more of a teacher, while not doing so much yelling in practice – something...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Carrie Underwood trolls Ryan Johansen for kissing stick

Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen was caught on television kissing his hockey stick Saturday night, and one of his teammate’s wives decided to troll him mercilessly over it. That player’s wife happened to be country music star Carrie Underwood. Underwood, who is married to Predators forward Mike Fisher, tweeted several versions of the same video with different songs...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 14, 2016  |  Discuss
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