The Columbus Blue Jackets underwent a front-office shakeup last season, with John Davidson taking over as president of hockey operations and hiring Jarmo Kekalainen as general manager. One reason for the change was the Blue Jackets' inability to turn high draft picks into a winning team. In their first 13 seasons, they had a top-six pick 11 times, but they have made the Stanley Cup Playoffs once and only one of those 11 high picks (Ryan Johansen) remains in the organization.
Davidson and Kekalainen are hoping to change that. They had three first-round picks in the 2013 NHL Draft and are hoping those players, along with some holdovers, will give the organization the boost it needs to become a consistent playoff qualifier.
Here's a look at the best of the Blue Jackets' prospects, according to NHL.com: