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Blue Jackets announce Prospects Development Camp for June 26-29

AT OHIOHEALTH ICE HAUS

 

Fourth annual 3-on-3 Tournament to be held on Thursday, June 29 at 4:30pm

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets will conduct their annual prospect development camp at the OhioHealth Ice Haus, the club’s official practice facility at Nationwide Arena, with on-ice practice sessions scheduled from Monday, June 26 through Thursday, June 29, the club has announced.

 

This year’s camp is highlighted by the fourth annual 3-on-3 Tournament, which will be held on Thursday, June 29 beginning at 4:30 p.m.  All on-ice practice sessions are free and open to the public.  A complete schedule of on-ice sessions can be found below:

 

2017 CBJ Development Camp On-Ice Schedule (Times subject to change)

Monday, June 26

9-10 a.m. – Group 1 On-Ice… 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Group 2 On-Ice

4-4:45 p.m. – Group 2 On Ice… 5-5:45 p.m. – Group 1 On-Ice

Tuesday, June 27

10-11 a.m. – Group 2 On-Ice… 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Group 1 On-Ice

Wednesday, June 28

7:30-8:15a.m. – Group 1 On-Ice… 8:30-9:15 a.m. – Group 2 On-Ice

Cleveland Indians Game
1-2 p.m. – Batting Practice… 7:10 p.m. – Indians vs. Rangers

 

Thursday, June 29

10-11 a.m. – Group 2 On-Ice… 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Group 1 On-Ice… 4:30-6:30 p.m. – 3-on-3 Tournament

 

MEDIA NOTE:

The players participating in this year’s camp will feature club prospects and playersthat were  selected in the 2017 NHL Draft, which was held on Friday and Saturday, June 23-24, at United Center in Chicago.

 

Leading the group of prospects will be two of the club’s first round picks in the most recent NHL Drafts – 2015 first round pick Gabriel Carlsson (29th overall) and 2016 third overall selection Pierre-Luc Dubois.  Other drafted players scheduled to participate in the camp include: 2016 – Andrew Peeke, Vitaly Abramov, Peter Thome, Calvin Thurkauf; 2015 – Keegan Kolesar, Kevin Stenlund, Veeti Vainio; 2014 – Ryan Collins, Tyler Bird.  A complete development camp roster will be available prior to the start of camp.

Blue Jackets Assistant Coach Kenny McCudden along with Development Coaches Chris Clark, Jarkko Ruutu and Gregory Campbell, the Cleveland Monsters’ coaching staff, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, and skating consultant Lee Harris will lead the on-ice portion of development camp.

 

Full and partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2017-18 campaign are currently available for purchase.  Information on all ticketing options can be obtained by calling (800) NHL‐COLS or by visiting BlueJackets.com.

 

 

CBJ GM Jarmo Kekalainen meets with media to discuss Friday’s trades

 

 

Jarmo Kekalainen (courtesy CBJ)

Following Friday’s trades, Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen met with the media in Chicago, site of the NHL Draft.  Below is the video link from that press conference.

 

 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s39azxf2xj4hrkd/06_23_17_Jarmo_Kekalainen_Media_Availability.mp4?dl=0

 

 

 

VIDEO LINK AND PHOTO COURTESY OF COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS COMMUNICATIONS

CBJ acquires center Jordan Schroeder from Minnesota Wild

COLUMBUS, OH – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired center Jordan Schroeder from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for center Dante Salituro, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

 

Schroeder, 26, has recorded 17 goals and 23 assists for 40 points with 10 penalty minutes and a +9 plus/minus rating in 144 career NHL games with the Wild and Vancouver Canucks since making his NHL debut in 2012-13.  He has added 77-118-195 in 292 career AHL games with the Iowa Wild, Utica Comets, Chicago Wolves and Manitoba Moose.

Jordan Schroeder (courtesy Minnesota Wild)

The Prior Lake, Minnesota native registered 6-7-13 and was +5 in 37 games with Minnesota in 2016-17, setting career highs in goals, assists, points and games played. He added 6-12-18 and 12 penalty minutes in 25 games with Iowa.
Originally Vancouver’s first round selection, 22nd overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft, Schroeder collected 22-51-73, 43 penalty minutes and was +10 in 72 career games in two seasons at the University of Minnesota from 2008-10.  He was named the 2008-09 WCHA Rookie of the Year and was selected to the Second All-Star Team after posting 13-32-45 in 35 games.  The 5-9, 179-pound forward has represented the United States at several international tournaments, including the 2008, 2009 and 2010 IIHF World Junior Championships.
Full and partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2017-18 campaign are currently available for purchase.  Information on all ticketing options can be obtained by calling (800) NHL‐COLS or by visiting BlueJackets.com.

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY & A COURTESY OF COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS COMMUNICATIONS

Blue Jackets trade Saad, Forsberg to Blackhawks for Panarin, Motte

 

Artemi Panarin with Russian National Team in 2016 By Сидик из ПТУ, Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

 

CBJ also gets 2017 SIXTH ROUND DRAFT PICK FROM CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
Blue Jackets send forward Brandon Saad, goaltender Anton Forsberg and 2018 fifth round pick to Chicago 

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired left wing Artemi Panarin, a 2016-17 Second Team NHL All-Star and NHL Rookie of the Year in 2015-16, left wing Tyler Motte and a sixth round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for left wing Brandon Saad, goaltender Anton Forsberg and a fifth round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

“Artemi Panarin was the best rookie in the NHL two years ago, a second team All-Star this past season and is one of the most dynamic offensive players in the NHL,” said Kekalainen. “There is a cost to adding a player like Artemi, as well as a very good NHL prospect in Tyler Motte, but we believe this is a very good move for our team. We wish Brandon and Anton well and thank them for their contributions to our organization.”

Tyler Motte (courtesy Chicago Blackhawks)

Panarin, 25, has registered 61 goals and 90 assists for 151 points with 53 penalty minutes and a +26 plus/minus rating, while scoring 17 power play goals and 12 game-winners in 162 career NHL games with Chicago. Last season, he racked up 31-43-74, 21 penalty minutes and was +18 in 82 games and was named a Second Team NHL All-Star earlier this week.

Panarin won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie in 2015-16 after tallying 30-47-77, 32 penalty minutes with a +8 plus/minus rating, eight power play and seven game-winning goals in 80 games. He led all rookies in goals, assists, points, game-winning goals and multi-point games (21). He also became the first rookie since Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby to record 10 three-point games in a season.

The 5-11, 170-pound native of Korkino, Russia was a KHL All-Star with SKA St. Petersburg in 2014-15, helping his club to the Gagarin Cup as KHL champions and earning KHL First All-Star Team honors with 26-36-62 in 54 games. He helped Russia win bronze medals at the 2016 and 2017 IIHF World Championships, leading this year’s tournament in scoring with 4-13-17 in nine games and earning a spot on the tournament All-Star Team and named as the best forward. He won a silver medal at the 2015 tournament, won gold at the 2011 World Junior Championships and was a member of Team Russia at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey tournament.

Motte, 22, split his rookie pro season in 2016-17 between Chicago and the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs. He notched 4-3-7, 14 penalty minutes and was +2 in 33 games with the Blackhawks and added 10-6-16 and 20 penalty minutes in 43 outings with Rockford. He was selected by Chicago in the fourth round, 121st overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft.

A native of St. Clair, Michigan, Motte played three seasons at the University of Michigan, registering 50-55-105, 72 penalty minutes and was +38 in 107 games from 2013-16. He tallied a career-high 32-24-56 with 36 penalty minutes and a +28 plus/minus rating in 2015-16. He earned First Team All-Big Ten honors and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award that season. An alumnus of the United States National Team Development Program, he represented Team USA at the 2016 IIHF World Championships and won a bronze medal at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships.

Saad, 24, who joined the Blue Jackets via trade with the Blackhawks in June 2015, collected 55-51-106, 22 PIM and was +24 in 160 games with the Blue Jackets and represented the club at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game. He has registered 107-125-232 with 66 penalty minutes and a +68 plus/minus rating in 368 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and Blackhawks.

Forsberg, 24, was selected by Columbus in the seventh round, 188th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft. He appeared in 10 games with the Blue Jackets over the past three seasons, going 1-8-0 with a 4.02 goals-against average and .879 save percentage. He has posted a 73-35-10 record with a 2.22 goals-against average, .923 save percentage and nine shutouts in 126 career American Hockey League games and helped the Lake Erie Monsters capture the 2016 Calder Cup championship.

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS COMMUNICATIONS

Blue Jackets sign Alex Broadhurst to one-year contract extension

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JUNE 23, 2017
SIGNS CENTER TO ONE-YEAR, TWO-WAY NHL/AHL CONTRACT EXTENSION
COLUMBUS, OH – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Alex Broadhurst to a one-year, two-way NHL/AHL contract extension through the 2017-18 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.  As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

 

Broadhurst, 24, posted 11 goals and 14 assists for 25 points with 23 penalty minutes and an “even” plus/minus rating in 52 games with the American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters this past season.  He finished tied for seventh on the team in goals, assists and points.
The Orland Park, Illinois native has registered 43-77-120 with 73 penalty minutes in 216 career AHL games with the Monsters and Rockford IceHogs.  He has added 3-10-13 with eight penalty minutes in 24 career AHL playoff games, including 3-9-12 in 17 games to help the Monsters capture the 2016 Calder Cup.  He finished second-T on the team (fifth-T in the AHL) in postseason assists and fifth-T in points on the way to the championship.
Originally Chicago’s seventh-round selection, 199th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft, Broadhurst was acquired as part of a trade along with forward Brandon Saad from the Blackhawks on June 30, 2015.  He posted 24-40-64 with 36 penalty minutes and was +30 in 65 games with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League in 2012-13.  In his lone OHL campaign, he helped the club capture a league championship with 10-18-28 and 22 penalty minutes in 21 postseason contests.
Full and partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2017-18 campaign are currently available for purchase.  Information on all ticketing options can be obtained by calling (800) NHL‐COLS or by visiting BlueJackets.com.

 

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