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Blue Jackets participating in annual NHL Prospects Tournament, Traverse City, Michigan September 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 31, 2017

 

 

Players will undergo physicals and practice on Thursday, September 7 before departing for Traverse City

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets will begin preparations for the 2017-18 National Hockey League season at the Annual NHL Prospect Tournament to be held from September 8-12 at the Center Ice Arena in Traverse City, Michigan.  The 23 players participating in the tournament will undergo physicals prior to taking part in an on-ice practice session at the OhioHealth Ice Haus, the club’s official practice facility at Nationwide Arena, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 7.

 

The on-ice session is free and open to the public.  Media availability with the players will be held immediately following practice before the team departs for Traverse City.

 

This year will mark Columbus’ 16th-straight appearance at the tournament.  The Blue Jackets, who finished third last year, captured the tournament title in 2006, 2007, 2015 and 2016.  This year’s participating clubs will be divided into the following: TED LINDSAY DIVISION – Columbus, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues; and GORDIE HOWE DIVISION – Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers.

 

Practice sessions and tournament games will be held on the facility’s two sheets of ice – David’s Rink and West Rink – located at 1600 Chartwell Drive, Traverse City, Michigan, 49686 (Phone – 231/933-7465).  The Blue Jackets’ schedule includes:

 

Friday, Sept. 8

8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Practice (David’s Rink)

3:30 p.m. vs. DALLAS (David’s Rink)

 

Saturday, Sept. 9

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Practice (West Rink)

7:30 p.m. at MINNESOTA (West Rink)

 

Sunday, Sept. 10

1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Practice (West Rink)

 

Monday, Sept. 11

8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Practice (West Rink)

3 p.m. at ST. LOUIS (David’s Rink)

 

Tuesday, Sept. 12

Game – Opponent, Time and Rink TBD

 

The Blue Jackets’ rookie camp roster features 23 players, including six who were selected by the club via the NHL Draft. 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 tournament include: 2016 – Vitaly Abramov, Calvin Thurkauf; 2015 – Paul Bittner; 2014 – Ryan Collins.

 

The Blue Jackets rookies will be coached in Traverse City by John Madden, head coach of the Cleveland Monsters, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate.  He will be assisted by Monsters Assistant Coach Steve McCarthy and Goaltending Coach Manny Legace, along with Blue Jackets Development Coaches Chris Clark, Gregory Campbell and Jarkko Ruutu.

 

Blue Jackets veterans and rookies will open the club’s 17th training camp with medicals and fitness testing on Thursday, September 14 with the first day of on-ice workouts scheduled for the following day.  The Blue Jackets open preseason play on Tuesday, September 19 when they host the Blackhawks at 7:00 p.m. at Nationwide Arena.  The club will open the regular season on Friday, October 6 at home against the New York Islanders.

 


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 ‐

 

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

 

Blue Jackets continue building depth; signs defenseman Andre Benoit

Andre Benoit during 2013-14 season by 5of7 CC BY-SA 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JULY 1, 2017

 

TO ONE-YEAR, TWO-WAY NHL/AHL CONTRACT

COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman André Benoît to a one-year, two-way NHL/American Hockey League contract through the 2017-18 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.  As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

 

Benoit, 33, has registered 11 goals and 37 assists for 48 points with 60 penalty minutes in 181 career NHL games with the Ottawa Senators, Colorado Avalanche, Buffalo Sabres and St. Louis Blues from 2010-16.  He tallied NHL career highs with 7-21-28, 26 penalty minutes and was +2 with Colorado in 2013-14.

 

The St. Albert, Ontario native has collected 51-155-206, 271 penalty minutes and a +23 plus/minus rating in 391 career AHL games with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Binghamton Senators and Chicago Wolves.  He is a two-time Calder Cup champion (2007, 2011) and has posted 8-37-45 in 64 career AHL playoff games.  Benoit notched 3-15-18 in 23 games with Binghamton during the 2011 Calder Cup championship run, finishing tied for the AHL lead in postseason assists and leading defensemen in goals (tied) and points.  In his most recent AHL campaign in 2015-16, he notched 8-25-33 and 26 penalty minutes in 72 games with the Wolves.

 

The 5’11, 192-pound defenseman has also skated in the top professional leagues in Finland, Sweden and Russia.  In 2016-17, Benoit notched 6-18-24 and 22 penalty minutes in 52 regular season games and added 0-2-2 in 13 playoff contests with the Malmö Redhawks of the Swedish Hockey League.  Originally signed as a free agent by the Montreal Canadiens on January 9, 2006, Benoit tallied 99-200-299 and 330 penalty minutes in 324 career Ontario Hockey League games with the Kitchener Rangers from 2000-05.

 


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 buyout final two years of Scott Hartnell’s contract

 

Scott Hartnell CBJ (2014 photo by Lisa Gansky via wikipedia commons)

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JUNE 29, 2017

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have bought out the final two years of left wing Scott Hartnell’s contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.  Hartnell immediately becomes an unrestricted free agent.

 

“On behalf of our organization, I want to thank Scott for his contributions to the Blue Jackets over the past three seasons and wish him well in the future,” said Kekalainen.  “Moves like this are never easy, but with our current organizational depth at the position it is something we believe is in the best interest of our club moving forward.”

 

Hartnell, 35, was acquired by the Blue Jackets from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for left wing R.J. Umberger and a fourth round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft on June 23, 2014.  He collected 64 goals and 82 assists for 146 points with 275 penalty minutes in 234 games with the club, including a CBJ-best in goals, assists and points with 28-32-60 and 100 PIM in 77 outings in 2014-15.  Last season, he tallied 13-24-37 and 63 PIM in 78 games.

 

The Regina, Saskatchewan native has registered 314-369-683 with 1,727 PIM and a +69 plus/minus rating in 1,187 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Flyers and Nashville Predators.  He was Nashville’s first pick, sixth overall, in the 2000 NHL Draft.

 

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 ‐

 

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

CBJ building up depth by signing defenseman Cameron Gaunce to contract

Cameron Gaunce 2011 photo by Weatherman0501 via Wikipedia Commons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JULY 1, 2017

 

SIGNS TWO-YEAR, TWO-WAY NHL/AHL CONTRACT

COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Cameron Gaunce to a two-year, two-way NHL/American Hockey League contract through the 2018-19 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.  As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

 

Gaunce, 27, has recorded two goals and three assists for five points with 36 penalty minutes in 32 career NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche since making his NHL debut during the 2010-11 campaign.  Last season, he set career highs in assists, points and games played with 1-3-4, 13 penalty minutes and was +1 in 12 games with the Penguins.  The 6-1, 210-pound defenseman added 2-11-13 with 38 penalty minutes and a +15 plus/minus rating in 49 AHL games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

 

The Sudbury, Ontario native has notched 21-126-147 with 556 penalty minutes and a +66 plus/minus rating in 468 career AHL games with the Penguins, Portland Pirates, Texas Stars and Lake Erie Monsters.  He helped the Stars capture the Calder Cup championship in 2014 with 0-4-4 in 18 playoff contests.  Originally Colorado’s second round selection, 50th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft, Gaunce registered 33-108-141, 321 penalty minutes and was +56 in 185 career games in the Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors from 2007-10.

 


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 & COURTESY OF COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS COMMUNICATIONS

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.

 

 

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