Columbus Blue Jackets assigns Foudy and Texier to Taxi Squad

APRIL 7, 2021

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

Foudy, 21, has collected three assists with six penalty minutes and an “even” plus/minus rating in 17 games with the Blue Jackets this season and added 1-3-4 and a +2 plus/minus rating in four games with the American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters.  The 6-2, 193-pound forward has recorded 0-4-4, six penalty minutes and a cumulative +1 plus/minus rating in 19 career regular season games with the club since making his NHL debut in 2019-20.  The Scarborough, Ontario native, who added 1-1-2 in 10 outings during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, was selected by the Blue Jackets in the first round, 18th overall, at the 2018 NHL Draft.

Texier, 21, has registered 4-9-13 and 14 penalty minutes in 37 games with Columbus this season.  He has collected 11-16-27, 24 penalty minutes and a cumulative +2 plus/minus rating in 75 contests with the club since making his NHL debut at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.  He led Blue Jackets rookies in shooting percentage (12.2) and ranked third in goals (tied), assists and points with 6-7-13 in 36 appearances in 2019-20.  The 6-1, 186-pound native of St. Martin D’heres, France was selected by Columbus in the second round, 45th overall, at the 2017 NHL Draft.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Puck drop from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET.  Live coverage on Bally Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m.  All Blue Jackets games televised on Bally Sports Ohio will also be streamed live via the Bally Sports app.  The game may also be heard on the Eldorado Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 FM in Columbus, and online at