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

ย FEBRUARY 9, 2021

COLUMBUS, OHIO โ€“ The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned forward Liam Foudy and goaltender Cam Johnson to the teamโ€™s taxi squad, club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Foudy, 21, has collected three assists, two penalty minutes and an โ€œevenโ€ 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 ECHLโ€™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.ย  Game time from United Center is 8 p.m. ET.ย  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 โ€œBlue Jackets Liveโ€ pre-game show.ย  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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