The crest features the team's Civil War-era cannon. Niagara Falls, New York. Out of 14, submitted entries, the franchise with help from the NHL narrowed the 14, entries down to 10 names.
The jersey represents a traditional design with a shoulder yoke, horizontal striping pattern on the sleeves and bottom of the jersey, as well as a laced neck which ties beneath a unique collared neckline that was inspired by the Union Army uniform. The neckline features three special elements. To honor Blue Jackets founder John H. McConnell during the team's 10th season, the initials JHM adorn the back of the neckline.
The JHM edition of the jersey will only be worn by the team during the season. For jerseys sold at retail, the JHM will appear only on the initial production run, making it a true collectors' edition. The phrase "We Fight, We March! The expression continues to represent the team's intention each year to fight and march throughout the regular season and into the playoffs. Below "We Fight, We March! Capital Silver plays a more prominent role and is complimented by the introduction of two new colors, Steel Blue and Vintage White, to form the striping pattern.
The numerals on the jersey appear in a new "Iron" font treatment. With the new jersey, the players will wear a Union Blue pant with a vertical vintage white stripe and blue socks with the same striping pattern. The Union Blue gloves include Vintage White accents. The design process was led by the Blue Jackets' in-house designers in collaboration with the National Hockey League and Reebok, the League's exclusive jersey provider.
The process also incorporated feedback from numerous focus group sessions conducted last fall with a cross-section of Blue Jackets fans including season ticket holders, marketing partners and single-game ticket purchasers. After evaluating a multitude of design elements, fan consensus indicated the preference for a vintage style jersey featuring a crest that included the name of the team's home city. They also traded away the 19th overall pick acquired from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Adam Foote for R.
The Blue Jackets made many trades in the off-season. On July 9, , the Blue Jackets announced they signed Hitchcock to a three-year extension to remain as head coach.
During the —09 season , the Blue Jackets made two trades which greatly played to their benefit. Forward Jason Williams was acquired from the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for defenseman Clay Wilson and a sixth-round draft pick. The Blue Jackets were also involved with the first major deal of the NHL trade deadline , by trading goaltender Pascal Leclaire and a second-round draft pick to the Ottawa Senators for skilled center Antoine Vermette.
The changes in scenery benefited both players and the Jackets; Williams scored 28 points in his first 36 games as a Jacket, while Vermette scored 11 points in his first 14 games with the team. Rick Nash scored 79 points throughout the season, setting a franchise record. On April 8, , the Columbus Blue Jackets secured the first Stanley Cup playoff berth in the franchise's eight-year history with a 4—3 shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
With 21 games remaining and sitting four points out of eighth in the Western Conference, the Blue Jackets dealt long time defenseman Rostislav Klesla and Dane Byers to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Scottie Upshall and Sami Lepisto at the trade deadline on February 28, They also signed several free agents: However, after a disastrous start to the —12 season that saw the firing of head coach Scott Arniel , Carter was traded to the Los Angeles Kings for Jack Johnson and a conditional first round pick after playing just 39 games with the Blue Jackets.
There was also heavy speculation that captain Rick Nash would be traded at the deadline. Although Nash wasn't traded, General Manager Scott Howson publicly announced that he had privately requested a trade, a move that has stirred up much controversy.
The —13 lockout and season saw changes to the executive and front office of the organization. John Davidson was named as president of hockey operations for the Blue Jackets on October The Blue Jackets moved into the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference in the —14 season after spending its first 13 seasons in the Central Division of the Western Conference. This game was also noted for being a game resumed after being postponed on March 10, , due to Rich Peverley 's cardiac event in which the Blue Jackets led 1—0.
The NHL decided to keep the goal scored by Nathan Horton and resumed the game with a full 60 minutes. Nathan Horton made history by being credited for scoring a goal while not suiting up for the game. This series had a trend that was noted for making 3—1 leads end up as 4—3 loss. Game 1 and 2 were at the Consol Energy Center in downtown Pittsburgh.
The Blue Jackets made a large jump in history when Jack Johnson scored the first goal of the game. This was the first time in franchise history that Columbus ever lead a post-season game.
However, the Penguins rallied to win it 4—3. Game 2 was the opposite. Pittsburgh led 3—1 at one point, but Columbus rallied to win Game 2 4—3 by an overtime goal from Matt Calvert. This was the first playoff victory in franchise history. Pittsburgh won Game 3 by a score of 4—3. Game 4 was a memorable night at Nationwide Arena. Columbus was down 3—0, and 3—1 by the end of the first period.
Boone Jenner and Ryan Johansen scored to make it 3—2 by the end of the second period. Brandon Dubinsky scored the game tying goal with Nick Foligno went on to score the game-winning goal in overtime. In the locker room during intermission, he supposedly told the team that he will score the game winner. Pittsburgh, however, went on to win the next two games and took the best-of-seven series in six games.
The —15 season was most notable for the amount of injuries the Jackets incurred. The Jackets lead the league in man games lost with When the team's injured players began to return in late February, they were able to accumulate wins the way they had the previous two seasons and in the process, set a franchise record earning nine consecutive wins.
However, the Blue Jackets still finished fifth in the Metropolitan Division and missed the playoffs by nine points despite a record. On May 20, , Nick Foligno was named the sixth captain in team history. This move was the subject of much controversy in Chicago since Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman had publicly said that Saad was going to be a part of the organization for many years to come.
The Blue Jackets initially went into the —16 season with high expectations. However, the team got off to an inauspicious start by losing their first eight regular season games in regulation.
The Blue Jackets record at the end of the season was 34—40—8, and were ranked 27th overall in the NHL. They closed out the season on a high note, however, as they won the season finale against the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks, overcoming a 3—0 deficit after the 1st period to win 5—4 in overtime. The Blue Jackets set three franchise records during the —17 season. On November 4, , the Blue Jackets scored a franchise-record ten goals in a 10—0 shutout win against the Montreal Canadiens , becoming the first team to do so since when the St.
Louis Blues beat the Detroit Red Wings 10—3. The team finished with a record of 50—24—8 and points, setting a franchise record. During the first round of the playoffs, the Blue Jackets were placed in a matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The team lost three straight games to begin the series, but won the fourth game to save themselves from elimination. This game in which they won marked the Blue Jackets first regulation win in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Despite this, they would ultimately lose the series in five games. The Blue Jackets returned to the playoffs in as a wild card qualifier, going in back-to-back years for the first time. There they faced the Metropolitan Division champion Washington Capitals in the first round, winning the first two games in overtime and their first series lead. However, they lost the next four games and the series in six games.
The name "Blue Jackets" was chosen to celebrate "patriotism, pride, and the rich Civil War history in the state of Ohio and city of Columbus. Grant , Philip Sheridan and George Custer. Columbus itself was host to large military bases, Camp Chase and Camp Thomas , which saw hundreds of thousands of Union soldiers and thousands of Confederate prisoners during the Civil War.
The team logo is a stylized version of the flag of Ohio , which is a burgee i. The Blue Jackets unveiled a new third jersey in the —11 season, using a vintage hockey jersey design. In the spirit of its Civil War theme, it sports a union blue base with white stripes on the sleeves and on the shoulder padding. The crest features the team's Civil War-era cannon.
It honors the team's founder, John H. McConnell, with his initials on the neckline, as well as its slogan "We fight, we march! During the NHL Draft , it was revealed that the cannon crest had replaced the hat logo on the shoulders of the home and away jerseys, with a color change to match the jerseys' color scheme.
Prior to the start of the —08 season , the Blue Jackets organization brought a hand-made replica Napoleon cannon into Nationwide Arena. The cannon is "fired" at home games whenever:. It was fired times in its inaugural season 41 home games, 20 home victories, goals scored at home.
Rimer started calling games on television in with Shelley joining Rimer in —15 replacing previous analyst Bill Davidge. In-game reporting is provided by Dave Maetzold. McElligott joined the Blue Jackets radio broadcast in July as a color analyst and became the play-by-play analyst for the —14 season, taking over for George Matthews who had been calling Blue Jackets games since the team's inception in Fans can interact by e-mail and Twitter with McElligott and Mitchell during and after the game.
Stinger is the official mascot of the Blue Jackets. Stinger was originally yellow, but was changed to green, eventually mixing with the team's blue. The team also had another mascot, an anthropomorphic cannon named Boomer, for half of the —11 season. This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by the Blue Jackets. For the full season-by-season history, see List of Columbus Blue Jackets seasons. Other than 99, which was retired league-wide to honour Wayne Gretzky in February , there are no retired Blue Jacket numbers.
Updated October 10,  . Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy. King Clancy Memorial Trophy. Mark Messier Leadership Award. These are the top ten point-scorers in franchise history as of the —18 season.
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List of Columbus Blue Jackets draft picks. Rostislav Klesla 4th overall Pascal Leclaire 8th overall Rick Nash 1st overall [a] Nikolay Zherdev 4th overall Alexandre Picard 8th overall [b] Gilbert Brule 6th overall Derick Brassard 6th overall Jakub Voracek 7th overall Nikita Filatov 6th overall John Moore 21st overall Ryan Johansen 4th overall Ryan Murray 2nd overall Alexander Wennberg 14th overall Kerby Rychel 19th overall
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