Blue Jackets overlaoded with forwards, trades Eric Robinson to Buffalo for Conditional 7th Round 2025 Pick

By Melville Van Buren

Eric Robinson (courtesy Blue Jackets Communications)

DECEMBER 6, 2023


COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for left wing Eric Robinson, General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.  The pick originally belonged to the Nashville Predators.

Robinson, 28, has recorded 38 goals and 44 assists for 82 points with 40 penalty minutes, three shorthanded goals, eight game-winning goals and 375 shots on goal, while averaging 12:55 of ice time in 266 career games with the Blue Jackets since making his NHL debut at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.  The 6-2, 211-pound forward has registered 1-0-1 and nine shots on goal in seven appearances with Columbus this season.  He has added 16-17-33 and 21 penalty minutes in 68 career appearances with the Cleveland Monsters in the American Hockey League over three seasons from 2018-24, including 1-3-4 in nine outings in 2023-24.  A native of Bellmawr, New Jersey, he originally signed a two-year, entry level contract with the Blue Jackets on Mar. 26, 2018.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday when they visit the New York Islanders.  Game time from UBS Arena is 7:30 p.m. ET.  Live coverage on Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports + and the Bally Sports app begins at 7 p.m. ET.  The game will also be heard on the Blue Jackets Radio Network, including 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, and online at

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Single game tickets for all home games played at Nationwide Arena during the 2023-24 season are on sale now.  Partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2023-24 campaign are currently available for purchase.  Information on all ticketing options can be obtained by calling (614) 246-3350 or visiting