As part of our Countdown to Puck Drop series during the month of September, today we take a deep dive on the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have a lot in place to reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in their history. To do so, they will rely on the major addition of Artemi Panarin, and the development from a core of young players.
Panarin joins a team filled with potential and talent. Netminder Sergei Bobrovsky won his second Vezina Trophy last season and is ranked in the Hockey News top 10 for the league’s best players.
Defenseman Zach Werenski was a Calder Trophy finalist and will look to bounce back after a terrible face injury in the playoffs.
Forward Nick Foligno scored 26 goals, and forward Cam Atkinson led the Blue Jackets with an NHL career-high 62 points (35 goals, 27 assists). Promising times ahead for the Jackets and their fans…
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