Columbus Blue Jackets News: ASSIGN D JAKE CHRISTIANSEN TO AHL’S CLEVELAND MONSTERS

JANUARY 24, 2022

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

Christiansen, 22, averaged 10:29 of ice time with an even plus/minus rating in three games with the Blue Jackets.  He made his NHL debut 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.  At the time of his recall to Columbus, he ranked 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.

‐ CBJ ‐

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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