KELOWNA, CANADA - NOVEMBER 20: Brandon Baddock #13 of Edmonton Oil Kings is checked into the boards by Calvin Thurkauf #27 of Kelowna Rockets during first period on November 20, 2015 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

Blue Jackets select Calvin Thurkauf in the seventh round

The final round, where the scouts get paid the big bucks. For every unknown player that never makes it into the league, you also have Henrik Zetterberg, a hidden gem drafted by the Red Wings in the seventh round. The Jackets in the seventh round selected Calvin Thurkauf of the Kelowna Rockets. His second time […]

peter thome photo taken by john davis

Peter Thome selected in sixth round by Blue Jackets

No relation to the other “famous” Ohio Thome, Pete Thome is looking to make just as big of an impact. He will have to do it as a netminder though. In the sixth round with the 155th pick, Thome was selected coming out of the NAHL. He is committed to play for the North Dakota […]

BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 25:  Vitaly Abramov reacts after being selected 65th by the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Blue Jackets select Vitaly Abramov with third round pick

As the second day got started, the Blue Jackets took a USHL defender in Andrew Peeke, much to the surprise of many, as people had him ranked as a third round grade. The Jackets then had a player with a first round grade fall right into their lap in the third round. Vitaly Abramov, a […]

BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 25:  Andrew Peeke reacts after being selected 34th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Blue Jackets Pick Andrew Peeke in Second Round of 2016 NHL Entry Draft

Day two of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft kicked off Saturday morning. The Columbus Blue Jackets went to work with their second pick of the event (34th overall) to select defenseman Andrew Peeke of the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers. Peeke is set to join Notre Dame in the fall, where he’ll be a part of the […]

WINDSOR, ON - SEPTEMBER 26: Alex DeBrincat #12 of the Erie Otters battles for the puck against Daniil Vertiy #89 of the Windsor Spitfires on September 26, 2014 at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

Who should the Blue Jackets target in the second round?

After the Blue Jackets surprised everyone by selecting Pierre Luc-Dubois in the first round. They have a chance to make waves once again, this time in the second round. Still have plenty of players available in the second round that warranted first round grades. Here are a few players that I think the Blue Jackets […]

BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND, QC - DECEMBER 06:  Pierre-Luc Dubois #18 of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles takes down Guillaume Bergeron-Charron #72 of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada during the QMJHL game at the Centre d'Excellence Sports Rousseau on December 6, 2015 in Blainville-Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada.  (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Columbus Selects Pierre-Luc Dubois Third Overall

After speculation leading up to the NHL Draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets kept and used the 3rd overall pick. The surprise: the player they picked. Nevermind the Big Three: it’s Pierre-Luc Dubois coming to the Jackets. Dubois was a center and a winger with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in the QMJHL. The forward finished […]

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 06:  (L-R) Top Prospects Alexander Nylander, Patrik Laine, Matthew Tkachuk, Auston Matthews and Pierre-Luc Dubois pose prior media availability for the 2016 NHL Draft Top Prospects ahead of Game Four of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 6, 2016 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

2016 CBJ Draft Day: Final Draft Rankings

Better late than never they always say. I have used every last day to research players and give you my final draft rankings. This is not meant to be a mock draft, it’s meant more as if I was a scout and was submitting my list to a GM. There will be some head scratches […]

at Pepsi Center on October 24, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Blue Jackets defeated the Avalanche 4-3.

William Karlsson signs two-year contract extension

Today, it was announced that the Blue Jackets re-signed William Karlsson to a two year extension.The two year deal will be worth one million annually, totaling two million over the course of the contract. The young Swede broke into the league permanently last year after having an impressive training camp. He only amassed twenty points […]

SUNRISE, FL - JUNE 26:  A general view of the floor prior to the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

2016 CBJ Draft Day: Seventh Round Sleepers

It’s that time of year again. This will be the third year in a row I will be writing about sleepers who should be available in the seventh round. Last years post was very successful with three players; Rudolf Balcers, Cameron Hughes, and Brett Seney getting drafted. To qualify as a sleeper the player needs […]

MONTREAL, QC - DECEMBER 31:  Kevin Reich #30 of Team Germany stops a shot by Jesse Puljujarvi #13 of Team Finland in a preliminary round game during the 2015 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships at the Bell Centre on December 31, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Team Finland defeated Team Germany 2-0.  (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

My 2016 CBJ Mock Draft

Hello all, it’s time for my annual guess at what the CBJ will do at the NHL Entry Draft. Unlike the last few years, I don’t have a real theme like “the CBJ should focus on defense” or “the CBJ need to take a goalie” (for the record, I think we should this year but with […]

COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 13:  Anton Forsberg #31 of the Columbus Blue Jackets warms up prior to the start of the game against the Ottawa Senators on February 13, 2016 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Anton Forsberg signs one year extension with Columbus Blue Jackets

On a day filled with other Blue Jackets news, the re-signing of Anton Forsberg may be the best news of the day. The Calder Cup winning goalie is coming off of an unheard of playoff run, where he passed Joonas Korpisalo on the depth chart. What exactly is the future for Anton Forsberg? The young […]