COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS RECALL DEFENSEMAN JAKE CHRISTIANSEN FROM AHL’S CLEVELAND MONSTERS

JANUARY 17, 2022

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled defenseman Jake Christiansen from the Cleveland Monsters, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Christiansen, 22, made his NHL debut with the Blue Jackets on January 6 at New Jersey and collected a shot and two blocked shots on 12:46 of ice time.  Signed to a three-year, entry level contract with Columbus on Mar. 4, 2020, he has recorded 5-15-20 with 17 penalty minutes, 70 shots and a +2 plus/minus rating in 25 appearances with Cleveland this season.  He ranks fifth among AHL blueliners in shots, sixth-T in goals and points and eighth-T in assists.

The 6-0, 186-pound defenseman has collected 8-27-35 and 31 penalty minutes in 62 career AHL games with the Monsters and Stockton Heat since making his pro debut in 2019-20.  A native of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Christiansen totaled 50-102-152, 114 penalty minutes, 18 power play goals and a cumulative +84 plus/minus rating in 297 career games with the Everett Silvertips in the Western Hockey League from 2015-20.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday when they visit the Flyers.  Game time from Wells Fargo Center is 7 p.m. ET.  The game will be televised live on Bally Sports Ohio with coverage beginning with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. ET.  The game can also be heard on the Columbus Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, and online at bluejackets.com.

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Single game tickets for all home games played at Nationwide Arena during the 2021-22 season are on sale now.  Partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2021-22 campaign are also 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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