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Blue Jackets playing in 2019 IIHF World Championships

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – The 2019 IIHF World Championships is underway in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia with four members of the Columbus Blue Jackets organization set to participate in the tournament.  Forward Alexander Wennberg (Sweden), defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov (Russia), goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (Latvia) and forward Alexandre Texier (France) will all represent their country at this year’s tournament from May 10-26.

 

Wennberg, 24, represented Sweden at the 2016 IIHF World Championships as well as the 2013 and 2014 IIHF World Junior Championships.  The forward notched two goals and 23 assists for 25 points and 12 penalty minutes in 75 games with the Blue Jackets in 2018-19.  A native of Stockholm, Sweden, Wennberg was Columbus’ first, first round selection, 14th overall, at the 2013 NHL Draft.

 

Gavrikov, 23, has suited up for Russia in numerous tournaments, including helping the Olympic Athletes of Russia capture gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics.  The blueliner has also represented the country at the 2017 (bronze) and 2018 IIHF World Championships along with the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships (silver).  The Yaroslavl, Russia native, who was Columbus’ sixth round pick, 159th overall, at the 2015 NHL Draft, made his NHL debut in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal series on May 4 at Boston and skated in two playoff contests with the club.  He posted 5-15-20 in 60 games with SKA St. Petersburg in the Kontinental Hockey League in 2018-19.

 

Merzlikins, 25, has represented Latvia at several international tournaments, including three-straight IIHF World Championships from 2016-18.  He posted a 1.50 goals-against average and .940 save percentage in six games for the country at the 2018 tournament.  The Riga, Latvia native, who was the Blue Jackets’ third round selection, 76th overall, at the 2014 NHL Draft, finished the 2018-19 season with a 22-18-0 record, 2.44 GAA, .921 SV% and five shutouts in 43 games with Lugano in Switzerland’s top hockey league (NLA).

 

Texier, 19, has played for France in various international competitions, including the 2018 IIHF World Championships and 2017 (bronze) and 2018 IIHF World Junior Division 1A Championships.  The Grenoble, France native made his NHL debut at the end of the 2018-19 season, notching 1-0-1 in two regular season games and 2-1-3 in eight Stanley Cup playoff contests.  He also added 5-2-7 in seven contests with the Monsters.  The club’s second round pick, 45thoverall, at the 2017 NHL Draft, began 2018-19 with KalPa in Finland’s top men’s league (Liiga), recording 14-27-41 in 55 games.

 

More information on the 2019 IIHF World Championships can be obtained by visiting https://www.iihf.com/en/events/2019/wm.

 

Full and partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2019-20 campaign are currently available for purchase.  Information on all ticketing options can be obtained by calling (800) NHL‐COLS or by visiting BlueJackets.com.

 

 

Team USA adds CBJ defenseman Zach Werenski for 2019 IIHF World Championship Games

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski has been added to the United States roster for the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship tournament, the club and USA Hockey announced recently. Werenski is the seventh member of the Blue Jackets organization competing in the tournament, joining center Alexander Wennberg (Sweden), defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov (Russia), goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (Latvia), center/left wing Alexandre Texier (France), center Pierre-Luc Dubois (Canada) and goaltender Veini Vehvilainen (Finland).  This year’s tournament is being held in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia from May 10-26.

Zach Werenski

Werenski, 21, tallied 11-33-44 and 18 penalty minutes in 82 games with the Blue Jackets this season, leading club blueliners in goals and ranking second in assists, points and average time on ice with a career-high 22:54.  He has scored 11 or more goals in each of his three NHL seasons and has topped the 40-point mark on two occasions.  He set a career high and tied teammate Seth Jones for the franchise record for goals by a defenseman with 16-21-37 in 77 outings in 2017-18.  He was a finalist for the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie in 2016-17 after notching a career-high 11-36-47 in 78 games.

 

The Grosse Pointe, Michigan native is making his IIHF World Championship debut this year, but has represented Team USA at several international tournaments.  He captained the United States team at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, winning a bronze medal and being named the tournament’s Best Defenseman after collecting 2-7-9 in seven games.  He tallied 1-1-2 in five games at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships and played for the U.S. National Development Program’s U-17 and U-18 teams in 2013-14.

 

More information on the 2019 IIHF World Championships can be obtained by visiting https://www.iihf.com/en/events/2019/wm.

 

Full and partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2019-20 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 signs goalie Elvis Merzļikins to 2019-20 NHL contract

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Elvis Merzlikins to a one-year, one-way National Hockey League contract for the 2019-20 season. Merzlikins, who is currently playing for Latvia at the 2019 IIHF World Championships, previously signed a one-year entry level contract with the club for the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign on March 20.

Elvis Merzļikins

 

Merzlikins, 25, posted a 22-18-0 record with a 2.44 goals-against average (GAA), .921 save percentage (SV%) and a career-high five shutouts in 43 games with Lugano of the Swiss National League (NLA) in 2018-19.  He finished the campaign ranked second-T in the league in wins, third-T in shutouts, fourth in save percentage and eighth in goals-against average.

 

A native of Riga, Latvia, Merzlikins registered a 105-79-7 record with a 2.63 GAA, .920 SV% and 15 shutouts in 210 career NLA games with Lugano.  In 2017-18, he captured his second Jacques Plante Trophy as the league’s Goaltender of the Year after finishing third-T in the NLA in shutouts, fourth in wins and fifth in SV% with a 19-15-1 record, 2.72 GAA, .921 SV% and four shutouts in 40 contests.  He won his first Jacques Plante Trophy in 2015-16 after leading the league in saves (1,484) and ranking second in SV% and fifth in wins with a 23-13-4 record, 2.76 GAA, .922 SV% and a shutout in 44 contests.

 

The 6-3, 187-pound netminder has represented Latvia in several international tournaments.  He was named a top three player for his country at the 2016, 2017 and 2018 IIHF World Championships.  In the 2018 tournament, he posted a 1.50 GAA and .940 SV% in six contests.  He was selected by the Blue Jackets in the third round, 76th overall, at the 2014 NHL Draft.

 

Full and partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2019-20 campaign are currently available for purchase.  Information on all ticketing options can be obtained by calling (800) NHL‐COLS or by visiting BlueJackets.com.

 

John Davidson explains why he is going home to the NY Rangers

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MAY 17, 2019

 

John Davidson (file photo)

STATEMENT FROM JOHN DAVIDSON

“It has been my great pleasure and honor to serve as the president of hockey operations for the Columbus Blue Jackets and I offer my sincerest thanks to the ownership group led by John P. McConnell, Mike Priest and all of the great people I have had the pleasure of working with over the past seven years.  I also want to thank our fans and the people of this community who have been so kind to my family and me during our time here.  Columbus is truly special place.

 

“I have come to love this organization and the city.  There was only one opportunity that I would’ve considered leaving for, and the one before me now is that opportunity as I spent 30 years with the Rangers as a player and broadcaster and have strong ties to that team and the city of New York.

 

“I am extremely proud of the work we’ve done over the past seven years and know that one of the challenges before me now will be competing against this group moving forward.  On behalf of my wife, Diana, and our family, I offer my sincerest thanks and gratitude to all of you for allowing us to be Blue Jackets and call Columbus home.”

 

Blue Jackets management thank John Davidson for his work in making team a Stanley Cup contender

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MAY 17, 2019

 

STATEMENTS FROM COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS OWNER JOHN P. McCONNELL AND PRESIDENT MIKE PRIEST

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The following is a statement from Columbus Blue Jackets President Mike Priest:

 

“The New York Rangers recently sought permission from our organization to speak with John Davidson about serving as their team president.  That permission was granted and today John has resigned his position as the president of hockey operations and alternate governor with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

 

“Personally, I want to thank J.D. for his friendship and the many contributions that he and his wife, Diana, have made to the Blue Jackets and throughout our community.  He helped us forge a winning culture based on preparation, hard work, accountability and honesty.  He set the tone and hired talented people that put in place a plan to build the Blue Jackets through the draft and player development with the end goal being a team that could

John Davidson (file photo)

compete and have success at the highest-level on a yearly basis.

 

“The winning culture that now is entrenched in all of us will continue under the direction of Jarmo Kekalainen, who will now serve as an alternate governor in addition to general manager, and the leaders within our hockey operations department.  We remain committed to improving on the successes we’ve had in recent seasons with the goal of bringing a Stanley Cup championship to Columbus.”

 

STATEMENT FROM BLUE JACKETS OWNER/GOVERNOR JOHN P. McCONNELL

“When we hired John Davidson in October 2012, I said I thought he was the perfect person to lead our hockey operations efforts.  Nearly seven years later, I believe I was right.  He joined our team at a very difficult time and led a transformation that has resulted in consistent winning and appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.   J.D. is a man of great character and compassion and I completely understand his interest in the unique opportunity before him.  I know leaving Columbus is a difficult decision for him as he has a genuine love of our community and organization, but the possibility of returning to his roots in New York, where he spent three decades as a player and broadcaster, is an extraordinary circumstance for him and his family.

 

“On behalf of my family, our ownership group and the entire Blue Jackets organization, I want to thank J.D. and wish him, Diana and their family nothing but the best in the years to come.”


 

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