The 25-year-old Anisimov, from Russia, had 11 goals and seven assists in 35 games last season after joining Columbus in the trade that sent Rick Nash to the New York Rangers. In five seasons with New York and Columbus, Anisimov has 57 goals and 69 assists in 279 games.
They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans. Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.
— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets