Columbus Blue Jackets assign Liam Foudy and Cam Johnson to the Taxi Squad

 FEBRUARY 9, 2021

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned forward Liam Foudy and goaltender Cam Johnson to the team’s taxi squad, club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Foudy, 21, has collected three assists, two penalty minutes and an “even” plus/minus rating in 12 games this season.  He has recorded 0-4-4, two penalty minutes and is +1 in 14 career games with the club since making his NHL debut in 2019-20.  The 6-2, 193-pound forward added 1-1-2 in 10 contests during the 2020 NHL playoffs.  A native of Scarborough, Ontario, Foudy was selected by the Blue Jackets in the first round, 18th overall, at the 2018 NHL Draft.

Johnson, 26, has gone 11-16-5 with a 3.80 GAA, .873 SV% and one shutout in 32 career AHL games with the Binghamton Devils and 23-11-2 with a 2.28 GAA, .926 SV% and five shutouts in 38 career ECHL contests since 2018.  He signed a one-year, two-way NHL/AHL contract with Columbus on Jan. 9, 2021 and has posted a 6-1-0 record with a 1.77 GAA, .941 SV% and two SO in seven games with the ECHL’s Florida Everblades this season.  The Troy, Michigan native played four seasons at the University of North Dakota from 2014-18, compiling a 56-26-12 record, 2.10 GAA, .914 SV% and 12 shutouts in 102 career outings.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks.  Game time from United Center is 8 p.m. ET.  The game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Ohio and the FOX Sports Go app with coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. with the “Blue Jackets Live” pre-game show.  It will also be broadcast on the Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including 97.1 The Fan in Columbus.

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