OCTOBER 16, 2021
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled right wing Justin Danforth from the Cleveland Monsters, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Danforth, 28, who was signed to a one-year contract with the Blue Jackets as a free agent on May 3, recorded an assist and two shots in his debut with Cleveland on Friday against Syracuse. He has notched 4-4-8 and 16 penalty minutes in 22 career AHL games with the Monsters, Rochester Americans and Bridgeport Sound Tigers since making his pro debut in 2016-17.
The Oshawa, Ontario native registered 23-32-55 in 58 games with Vityaz Podolsk in the Kontinental Hockey League in 2020-21. He ranked fifth-T in the league in power play goals (12), sixth in points and seventh-T in goals, leading his team in each category. The forward totaled 45-67-112, 99 penalty minutes over two campaigns with Lukko in Finland’s top professional league (Liiga) from 2018-20. He captured the Lasse Oksanen Award as the League’s Best Player and the Golden Helmet (top scorer) in 2019-20 after leading the league in points and ranking second in goals with 27-33-60 in 56 contests.
The 5-8, 188-pound winger played college hockey at Sacred Heart University, where he totaled 42-82-124 in 147 career games from 2013-17. He also helped Canada win gold at the 2021 IIHF World Championships in Latvia.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Seattle Kraken. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on Bally Sports Ohio and streamed on the Bally Sports app. The game may also be heard on the Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 FM in Columbus.
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